My adventure into writing began over seven years ago, when I felt the tug from God to put pen to paper, or in today's language, fingers to keyboard. I don't know why God has blessed me with such a wondrous gift-the all-consuming, joyful need to write-but I will be forever grateful.
My writing path is as unique as my name. It started something like this:
"You want me to do what, Lord?"
The same challenge repeated in my mind. Had it come from God, truly? Was it even possible to hear God so clearly in the twenty-first century? I don't recall the exact words, but I do remember the exact impression they left in me. I suddenly understood Moses's hesitation. God wanted me to do something I hadn't been educated to do and hadn't even thought of doing before now. Write. Novels.
Now, this hadn't come from out of nowhere. It had come about through a series of specific prayers to God. Prayers like this: "Lord, now that I've finished the one thing I know you put me on this earth to do, what's next?"-The 'one thing' God had long ago requested of me was to raise our four sons as decent, godly men. And, through many long years, with lots of difficulties and equal shares of delight, the task was done. Both my husband and myself can now look upon our handsome, and very tall, sons, with pride. They are wonderful, and they love God. Done. Now what?
So you see, my new-found writing career sprouted not in my childhood, or even my adulthood, but in my seniorhood (if there were such a word). Though I must admit, the roots of my passion do reach back to a childhood filled with imagination. I remember creating a constant stream of romances in my head, with the hope that each could one day be mine. Well, I'm happy to say, I am living my own romance story. I have a wonderful husband of forty-one years, and along the way came the four strapping sons, two daughters-in-love, two granddaughters and one grandson. So far.
Now that our children are grown, my husband and I reside in Cowboy Capital of the World-Oakdale, California.
I adore writing and am fully committed to it. I must say, the majority of that commitment is due to the reality that God directed my steps to do it. So, with that being said, I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have loved creating them.
God Bless, Janith (Jan) Hooper