I have heard that many writers spend their days after turning 40 crossing out and rewriting everything they wrote before they were 40. For me it wasn’t this so much as rediscovering my first love. I’ve been a writer all my life. From 1991 to 2006 I wrote somewhere around 15 books, working as a journalist with the NGO WEC International, mostly telling the stories of persecuted Christian minorities around the world.
Then a second career. From 2006 until now, I’ve written books of my own, two novels and one book of non fiction, and more on the way. They’re all about the same thing: living between two worlds, this one and the next. Navigating between the two needs faith and humour, and covers all the big things: life, death, loss, brokenness, beauty, mystery, perseverance, prayer and play.
To add a little spice, between 2009 and 2013 I nearly died three times, and collected various T-shirts (ICU survivor, coma survivor, paralyzed person, wheelchair-user, person-with-restarted-heart, recovering basket-case). I’ve since regained much of my old health, rather miraculously it seems to me. I came back from all this dying even more passionate about the things that are really important, and to write about them.
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