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A Little About Me

Physician

I’m a physician and board-certified internal medicine specialist. In the early 1990’s, when the internet was still new and personal computers were rare, we began to use email with our medical practice. Before long, I had a computer of my own and a personal email address. The internet opened a world of possibilities, and I started an email prayer ministry for my church. It soon expanded to include hundreds of people around the world.


After several years, I took an evening pottery course with friends. The first Lesson changed my life. Working with the clay was a deeply moving, intensely spiritual experience, and I began to write about it following each class. Hitting send to my email list with the first story was frightening. Within a few weeks, people began to say, “I didn’t know you were a writer,” and I’d reply, “I didn’t know that either.”

Writing Journey


Family

I loved raising my son on our little farm in Northeast Mississippi. He grew up in 4-H, where he showed cows, goats, horses, and pigs, and competed in everything from public speaking to building robots. After high school, he moved to Atlanta for college, graduated, and started work with a well-known digital company. My nest was empty, and my stories grew longer.


In 2013, I sensed the Lord leading me in a new direction. “Start a blog,” that Still, Small Voice seemed to say. After I Google’d “what is a blog” and “how to start a blog”, Lines from Leanna was born. Readers around the world have viewed the blog posts hundreds of thousands of times.

Fall of 2014 brought another change when I left medicine to write for a while.  I soon ventured into fiction writing and completed my first novel. This Christian suspense/thriller recently won the ACFW First Impressions competition as well as the ACFW Genesis competition and was a finalist in the Oregon Christian Writers’ Cascadecompetition. Representation is by the Steve Laube Agency. Bob Hostetler is my amazing literary agent.

My Partnership

The temporary break from medicine became a long-term hiatus. Although I still practice “mission medicine,” I no longer have an active practice. Instead, I write, both fiction and non-fiction, and serve as Director of Intercessory Prayer and Outreach for Global Outreach International, a mission agency. If you’d like to partner with my ministry efforts or learn more about my connection with Global Outreach International, please click the button below to learn more!

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