Hi! I’m so glad you stopped by. After writing essays and devotionals for a decade, I decided to jump out of my comfort zone and I’ve landed here–in the middle of writing my first novel! Haven Bay is a fictitious community based on the little town of Carrabelle, Florida. I was born there and the roots of my family tree are solidly planted in the oyster beds and pine forests lining the Gulf coast of the Panhandle. Haven Bay will highlight all the best parts of the Forgotten Coast and leave you planning a visit. The quirky cast of characters will embody all the incredible local personalities and they will quickly feel like friends. Stories that are just too wild to be made up will be sprinkled like confetti throughout the plot, celebrating this unique community. I hope you’ll join me in this journey. I’ll be highlighting some behind-the-scenes adventures into research and stories and recipes discovered along the way. 

If you’re interested in my nonfiction writing, you can still find those posts here on the website. Stay tuned for more details!


2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. This Easter season I’ve been struck by some new (to me) insights on the humanity of Jesus. Your kitchen floor moment reminds me of the moment when Jesus asks why God has forsaken him. What a relief that Jesus asked that question. When we have those moments we are in good company. But also, I’m amazed that God chose to experience what it feels like when we can’t feel him close. God really does know what it feels like to be in the midst of an incomplete story. Today I find that incredibly comforting.

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