Juggler of words and children…collector of pottery shards
Hi, I’m Sherri Gragg. I have been a full-time mother for the past 18 years and a writer as long as I can remember. There were long years when my writing career was woven together out of the stray threads of the tapestry of my very full life. I wrote volumes in my journals by flashlight early in the morning before my five (yes, five) children were awake. I experienced the sweet joy of seeing my work published both locally, and then nationally and I learned what the phrase “starving artist” meant along the way.
Last year, as I looked up to realize I was the mother of two teenagers, two middle schoolers, and that my sweet baby girl was no longer a baby anymore, things began to pick up. I placed fourth in the Inspirational Category of the Writer’s Digest Annual Competition, joined a writing group, and sold some work by freelancing, all while quietly working a project that was close to my heart. At the end of last year, Thomas Nelson in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee decided they liked my little project too.
Now, I am hard at work finishing that little project for them which has grown into my first book. Close to the Heart of God; 40 Days Walking With the Savior will be released by Thomas Nelson in April of 2014.
This is my personal blog. I love ancient history, archeology, Middle Eastern culture, and the Jewish roots of Christianity. I blog about the little gems I find in my research, my own spiritual journey, and what it is like to publish my first book. To make sure you don’t miss my posts you can subscribe to receive a notice by e-mail.
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