Welcome to My Website

Thank you for visiting.

Just a quick introduction:

I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama—the “Bible Belt” of Deep South, where I served for 20+ years in the ministry, including more than 5 years in youth ministry and 11 years as Senior Pastor of a Southern Baptist Church. Because of my repressive conservative Christian beliefs, I spent more than 8 years trying desperately (and unsuccessfully) to change my sexual orientation!

I share this to give you a better understand of me; these themes are featured prominently in my writings.
I’m the author of three novels, and an active blogger.

These days, I’m retired, living outside Dallas, Texas with my husband and our rescue mutt, Brody.

My new novel, A Double-Minded Man, is scheduled to be released in the Fall. This is a personal story I’m excited to tell.
Please check back; I’ll be sharing more about the book.
Or, join my Facebook community where I regularly post details and announcements. (Just click LIKE once you get there.)

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Along with my dear friend Tim Rymel, M.Ed., I’m co-hosting the Recovering from Religion podcast.
Our guests offer personal experiences and insights from inside various religions and religious organizations, such as Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses and Scientology. We talk with those who’ve been harmed by extreme religious beliefs and practices. Some of these folks ended up abandoning their faith, others re-defined it, and some are still in process. In addition, there are experts who can offer help, hope and healing.