|Occupation||Writer, Ghost Writer, Producer|
|Location||Memphis, TN, United States|
|Introduction||Many believers have the gift of discerning spirits, but don't know what to do with this gift or what it means. My own ambivalence was often compounded by the religious community feeling conflicted that "discerning spirits" was actually a relevant gift for today. All spiritual gifts are equally important and necessary to the healthy functioning of the body of Christ.|
|Interests||Always in the pursuit of expanding knowledge related to the ministry of deliverance and intercession. History and right now French / pre revolution. I'm currently reading Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France. I enjoy making pretty wedding and shower cakes. Enjoy walking my Doberman; the only non fiction character in Wood's End; being generally entertained by his antics. Birding via my very obsessed daughter.|
|Favorite Movies||All writers like movies. I especially like when good wins out. I have completed the screen play adapted from my book Wood's End. With Brian Churchill / Churchill Studios we are seeking investment to see this film made. Currently working on a screen play that centers on what I personally experienced when my home was foreclosed on and how my application for a modification was compromised from the beginning. Unrelated, but love the contextual background in period movies like Gosford Park and Howards End. When I was a girl we were often in Rockport, MA during the summer and for this reason I enjoyed, The Love Letter which was filmed there. Rockport is also a location for the second book in the Wood's End Series. I liked Room With a View, Michael Clayton, Seabiscuit and The Firm; Lord of the Rings and any well written mystery. I stay away from slasher movies and don't watch vampire subjects which I see as a metaphor for how substance abuse and behavioral addiction robs the soul of those marvelous human qualities of compassion and empathy. It's not possible to care for someone else when one is in bondage to compulsions... and we are told to love others as ourselves; a profound, life defining challege. I also liked the portrayal of John Considine in the movie, Considine. All of us struggle to adapt certain unwanted sensibility so that God can use us. I connected with the character's angst related to his being born with a defining gift set he would have prefered to live without. And... in Hollywood's convoluted story line God's grace emerged at the end, even if not entirely clear. My experience with Deliverance often comes out in my work, even when I desire not to detour in that direction. Read Wood's End, now available for download on Kindle and Nook, or ordered per this website. In doing so I'll mail a signed copy.|
|Favorite Music||I like lots of music but especially the stuff of stillness and quiet, letting thoughts be heard and insights grasped. Personal repentance and a listening aspect, prior to prayer, opens up avenues of intimacy with Jesus Christ. Quiet is a valuable learned skill for a writer to perfect and especially a challenge in this current age. To feel your feelings and learn what they mean and why. My experience is that an inherited affinity or memory works in and through the creative imperative planted into the psyche of each person; music of the soul. Many writers understand this, feel it, and work with it. Also important to let yourself be wrong and admit it. Leads to self control and then the discipline needed to put insights into practice. So.. I'm all for the internal music of silence. As a useless aside I am related to Geraldine Farrar. She was my grandmother's first cousin. My sister, Mary remembers visiting her. On one of my trips to Ireland I was frequently told that the Clair's were "musical." I have no such talent, but so admire it in others. When editing I often have Van Morrison playing in the background. I love his tracts with Brian Kennedy whose voice juxaposed with Van's comes across with such depth.|
|Favorite Books||I often return to the book on Prayer by, E.M. Bounds. Also Andrew Murray on prayer. Also Angels Elect and Evil by, Dickerson which is very much an informative adjunct for my work; scripture being the primary guide. Spending God's Money by, Mary Kinney Branson is a great read and especially for those working in Christian ministry or actively involved with their church. People of the Lie, by Scott Peck which contains the best clinical definition of evil I've ever read. There are so many others... Healing by Francis MacNutt is an essential book for anyone working in Deliverance Ministry. I don't read much fiction because I write fiction. Biographies, the last being Josephine: A Life of the Empress by, Carolly Erickson; sent to me by my Aunt Mary Richmond before she passed away. I'll read it again in a few years. I also loved the Persian Boy and Two From Galilee by, Mary Renault. A Nest of Simple Folk is by Sean O'Faolain. Any Irish soul transplanted in another land would find that these words resonate. I may read it for the third time this next winter. I also loved The Mists of Avalon but not the movie. I don't recall the author but so respect all the research. She had a strong genetic imprint flowing into that work. And... right now the Cake Bible by, Rose Levy Berandaum. If you're a baker it's well worth the expense. And.. oh yes I could go on and on. This year (2013) I read The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo series and really liked it.|
For the moment I can be reached at (901) 465-7224. firstname.lastname@example.org Writers Verse: Then the Lord answered me and said "Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay (Habakkuk 2: 2,3).