Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am Third Culture Kid who was raised in West Africa, lived a short time in the USA and have spent most of my adult life in Asia. Im married to an amazing man and have three grown kids. I enjoy gardening, reading, writing and running marathons when I'm not busy training church planters. This is my first and only book so far though I am looking forward to writing more in the future. I've had some incredible encounters with God on the mission field over the past 25 years and I'm excited to share with others about my experiences.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is Faith to Move Mountains: Stirring Our Faith to Believer for Movements Among the Unreached. About six years ago I asked the Lord for direction for the new year. I sensed the Lord's voice urging me to write this devotional book. I knew that it was going to be used to inspire people to believe God for impossible things to take place in their missionary work. In my own life I've experienced many times when God has moved mountains of impossibility and breakthroughs have come. In order to see disciple making movements, we first need to believe they are possible. We need to have faith to move mountains!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I like to write in coffee shops or in the early morning out on my porch here in Thailand.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Brene Brown has been a significant influence on me lately. I loved her recent book Braving the Wilderness! Ying Kai and Steve Smith's book T4T: A Discipleship Re-revolution and Mike Shipman's Any 3 are some of my favorites as well. When it comes to leadership, I'm a John Maxwell and Patrick Lencioni fan. In my spiritual life I've really appreciated the Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero
What are you working on now?
I'm currently brainstorming for a book about Encounters with God in the Hard places. In the last twenty five years working in Nepal, India, Bhutan and other challenging places, I've had some incredible experiences with God. I've had some deep valleys and some incredible mountain peak times as well. Valuable lessons were learned that I'm looking forward to sharing with my readers.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Emails and facebook to forums where I know people are interested has worked the best for me so far.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't be easily discouraged. It takes time to gain a following and get your story out there into the right spots. As a marathon runner I know what its like to just keep plodding along. A steady pace wins the race.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I'd rather attempt the impossible and fail, then attempt to do nothing and succeed.
What are you reading now?
Cry of the Heart by Dan Allender
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm going to be taking a sabbatical soon. I'm looking forward to what God will do in my life during that time and the new ideas He will stir up inside of me. I know I will be writing about those things!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Author Websites and Profiles
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