Naomi’s Journey Into The Light follows a young woman, Naomi Larson, on a journey into faith and how it not only affects her life, but the lives of others. What was the inspiration for this story?
Actual events out of my own life provided the spark that led to this book. One such event occurred when I was only seven years old. Being diagnosed with polio, a deadly disease in the 1950s, the doctors delivered their dire prediction: I would only live two to three more years. While in the hospital I met my very own Sister Mary, just as in my book, who became an encouraging angel for me. Through prayer and faith, I’m still alive almost seventy years later. That ordeal in 1953 changed my life and later led to me to writing inspirational novels.
What is one piece of advice someone gave you that you will never forget?
My deeply religious grandmother advised me to never lose your faith in God and follow the path He lays out for you. I took that to heart. Something I’ve discovered on that path is that good books are truly mirrors of the soul of the authors.
How did writing Naomi’s Journey Into The Light affect you?
It’s been a humbling experience. Every day as I wrote this book, I felt connected to God on several levels as the story just flowed out of me. All through this process I was fully aware of the spiritual energy guiding me.
What do you hope readers will take away from your book?
To be open to the inspirational message that reaches into the heart throughout this story. To come to know how much God can be beautifully involved in our lives if we let Him in.
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