I wife because this man is my favorite. I mother because kids teach you things you never knew you needed to know. I write because some stories are worth wrestling onto the page. I speak because other stories need all the expressions, stray giggles, and voice changes. I assist New York Times bestselling author and my amazing mentor, Karen Ehman. I read the good book because it changes you from the inside out. I represent Jonathan Park Audio Adventures as Spokeswoman because I believe in kids being equipped to defend their faith. I travel because there are no strangers, only friends I haven't met. I live in a tiny town outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan surrounded by orchards and alfalfa fields because wide open spaces are my favorite.