Weaving together the threads that make up my passion for the written word…as an author, editor, and follower of The Word.
Thanks to Janeen Ippolito for featuring me on her blog as part of her world building series. It was so much fun giving this little glimpse into some of my background material that no one else ever sees!
Since I was a child, the Middle Ages have sparked my imagination, serving as a source of inspiration for my writing. Though my Christian Fantasy series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, is set in a fictional world, it felt very natural for me to give it a medieval flavor—taking some of the historical elements I find most fascinating and making them my own.
One of those elements is the existence of monastic orders, and the extremely important role they played in medieval society. They were the keepers of knowledge, they copied and interpreted Scripture, blessed and preserved sacred relics, served as spiritual and academic learning centers, provided charity to the poor, and healed the sick among other things. I could not imagine building my…
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