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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

This Is My Story - Mary Ellis

I love today's story from Mary Ellis. It's short, but oh, so sweet, and terifically true.

I would love to share my testimony about what God has done in my writing life.

I began writing secular historical romances and romantic suspense in the ABA market. I enjoyed my work and was proud of the finished product. But I labored through every phase of these manuscripts--the research, the writing, the rewriting and the editing. Two were published to rather good reviews, but lackluster sales.

Around six years ago I committed my life to Christ and from that day on decided to write only inspirational fiction. I read extensively in the market and thoroughly enjoyed Amish fiction. Since I live near the largest community it was natural for me to try my hand at it. I couldn't believe the difference putting the Lord in my books made in the writing process. Every phase became easier, every finished product something I could clutch to my heart.

I might not ever grow rich writing inspirational fiction, but I've found something priceless--a way to serve my Lord by putting words on a page.

My latest release is Living in Harmony, first in the New Beginnings series by Harvest House Publishers.

Mary Ellis because life runs on faith...
author of A Widow's Hope, 2010 Carol Award finalist


  1. Thanks, Terri! Hearing from readers is the balms to writers' weary hearts. So nice to think all our pounding away at the keyboard is put to some use. Blessings on you.


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