Friends, it’s a big day – a big week, actually. In the world of online writing, there are bloggers and there are writers, and I consider myself a mix of both, to be honest. I’m not one of those “mommy bloggers” but I do write about my boys occasionally. I don’t have bundles of advertisers crowding the sidebar, but I have considered making a small hop into the monetary side of blogging. And while you don’t necessarily see it, my blogging “voice” is different from my book voice which is different from my speaker voice – mostly because different parts of the brain and heart become engaged in the process. That being said, I couldn’t do this writing journey without you. So, to thank you, my friends and readers, I’ve teamed up with five other writerly types to bring you…
First, read the bios of these fabulous women – I guarantee you’re bound to discover a new storyteller to love. And if you haven’t already, would you consider following me via email or liking my Facebook page?
Cara Meredith is a writer, speaker and musician from the greater San Francisco bay area. She is passionate about theology and books, her family, meals around the table, and finding Beauty in the most unlikely of places. A seven on the Enneagram, she also can’t help but try to laugh and smile at the ordinary everyday. You can connect with her on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Christie Purifoy earned a PhD in English literature at the University of Chicago before trading the classroom for an old farmhouse and a garden in southeastern Pennsylvania. Her first book is forthcoming from Revell. You can connect with her on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Carina is an etsy shop owner, writes when she can, works with Noonday to advocate for women around the world, and loves food. Preparing it, consuming it, sitting together around a table filled with friends and family enjoying it. She lives in Seattle, WA with her five lively children and one awesome husband, and drinks way too much coffee. You can connect with her on her blog, etsy shop, and Instagram (among other places).
Erin S. Lane is author of Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe (forthcoming, February 2015) and co-editor of Talking Taboo, an anthology of writing by young Christian women on the intersection of faith and gender. Confirmed Catholic, raised Charismatic, and married to a Methodist, she blogs about faith, feminism, and, yes, cupcakes on her blog, Holy Hellions. You can also connect with her on Twitter.
Rachel Marie Stone is a writer living near Philadelphia. In the past eight years, she has lived in four countries and two states, and will gladly tell you about the various kinds of pizza she ate (or didn’t eat) in each place. Her book, Eat With Joy, won the Christianity Today Book Award for Christian Living. You can connect with her further on her blog, Twitter, and Facebook.
Cara Strickland is a writer, editor, and food critic in Spokane, Washington. She writes about singleness, food, feminism, and the way faith intersects life (among other things) on her blog Little Did She Know. Come say hi to her on Twitter or Facebook. She likes making new friends.