“I write to discover what I know.” – Flannery O’Connor
“Identity is not equivalent to your biography.” – poet John O’Donahue, paraphrasing Meister Eckhart
Summarizing my writing history in one paragraph becomes more complicated every year. My first paid publication was well over a decade ago: a literary exploration of the theological themes in a favorite detective series. The process of discovering what I know by writing it down has altered me with every paragraph, every book review, every conversation with a commenter. Much of what I’ve written over the years I would not write today, but I embrace it as the documentation of my journey; some of it you will still find here, along with current interests.
For now, I play several writerly roles. By day, I am a content strategist for a digital agency; by night, I am a contributing editor to The Discarded Image, a joint project with my husband, historian and religious studies professor Brandon Withrow. My 5-volume YA non-fiction series History Lives has a life and a website of its own. I’m busy exploring other fiction and non-fiction projects, which I talk about here from time to time.