About Me


Who am I, really? One of the strangest things about the online world is that we do not know each other. I may be anyone–knight, fair maiden, or evil dragon. Well, perhaps not that last one :) .
First thing first: I am a follower of Jesus Christ. That is by far the most important thing you need to know about me, because knowing Christ gives me strength to be who He made me to be. Because of this relationship I have as God’s special redeemed child (for more, see Worldview), I have confidence and peace to live each day, step by step, moving forward with purpose. It’s an amazing way to live, truly–and it’s the only way to live!
What else? Well, I love to read and to write. The written word dominates a large part of my life, whether in daily journaling, writing poetry, reading Jane Austen or my current favorite fantasy, composing elements of my fantasy world, or any other writing-related pursuit. I've published a few poems, as well as my debut novel, Red Sun Blue Earth. It tells the story of a teen girl who survives Japan's 2011 tsunami.
Also, I deeply enjoy any artistic pursuit, whether drawing in pencil or charcoal or pastel, painting in acrylic or gauche or oils or watercolor, molding in clay, photography, fiddling around on photoshop, and much more. Even though I nearly give up several times in the course of most projects, I love how the final result is often unexpectedly beautiful and surprising.
A few more things about me: I was born in Japan, and lived there twelve years. Much of my heart and writing are still rooted in the formal, beautiful, and natural Japanese culture. I speak Japanese and I’ll occasionally write some poetry in Japanese. Writing in another language can be difficult, because sometimes the sounds and flow are different from English. Still, I love the challenge!
I’ve also lived for five years in Singapore. The speed and pace of the city thrill me, though I also love the calm and peace of the country. Singapore is extremely beautiful, modern, and safe, so it provides an excellent area to learn and grow. Right now, I divide my time between England and the US.
I look forward to the many other journeys my future may bring me.
Enjoy reading the blog, and God bless!

18 comments:

  1. I just found your blog site.I have a lot to say on your interest.You're blessed that I wouldn't couldn't say it all here :)I have been a Christian Since at My parents knees.I am now 59.I have also loved whimsy-fairy tales,hobbits,gnomes,little tiny homes in trees for creatures like us.I have a blog where I try to express both.Keep up your work.We need you.Lets take these wonders back-evil can not have them any longer I say!-Denise In her Coffeeberry Cottage

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    1. Thank you very much, Denise, for sharing some of your story with me! I too love the whimsy bits of life; and how true, it's our joy as Christians to get to claim them for Christ! Thank God :)

      And thanks for leaving a comment!

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  2. I;m so glad to find another christian blog to add to my reading list!
    Emma
    http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com

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  3. Looking forward to your new book! :-) I am trying to figure out how to log into my Holy Worlds account to attend the book release party! :-)

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    1. Thanks very much, Faith! I'm so glad you're looking forward to it! Hope you can join the party :)

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  4. I have nominated you for a fun blog award! http://thegiftofcreation.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/belle-returns-and-liebester-love/

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    1. Thanks very much for the award! I appreciate it a lot :)

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  5. The minutes I found your blog, I knew it would become a place that I would visit daily! It's perfect! I just love the layout, the ideas, and the inspiration that it gives me. I'm your new fan!!!

    Feel free to check out my blog if you have time!

    Cayla
    http://caylaandashley.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, thank you so much for that comment! I'm so glad you like my blog!

      Thanks for directing me to your blog, too. I love the color scheme and content of your site! It was very easy to navigate and very interesting to read about both of you! Quick question, though - I couldn't seem to find a Google friend connect feature to follow your blog; do you know if you have one? (I try to avoid following by email as that makes my inbox full quite quickly!) Anyway, thanks again!

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  6. Greetings!

    My name is Jordan Pilcher! I am also a Christian in the business of writing Christian fantasy. God has helped me get two books in my own trilogy published. I am looking to engage more in advertising my books and to help others with theirs. I have just set up a blog and do not as of yet have many followers but as I build a base I hope to do some book reviews to help fellow authors to get more visibility! To check out my blog it is at theageofornan.blogspot.com!
    In closing I would like to say great blog! I appreciate that even though you want to advertise your book your focus is first on Jesus and you stress the importance of Worldview. Keep up the good work, and God bless!

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    1. Thank you for your compliments! I appreciate it so much :) . And God bless you also as you go through this journey of publishing and marketing your books!

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  7. Hi! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can check out the details in the link. ^ ^
    http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2014/07/liebster-award-2014.html

    Stori Tori's Blog

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    1. Thank you! That's so kind of you! :)

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    2. You're welcome. Your blog looks really cool. :)

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  8. My name is Jason Link and I’m the author of The Legender, an epic fantasy. I'm curious if your blog has space for guest posts. I think I would be a good fit for your readers, since I too am passionate about the art of story and how it can be used for God’s kingdom.
    Let me know what you think and we can set something up.
    Thanks!
    Jason
    www.authorjasonlink.com

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    1. Thank you, Jason, for your comment! I checked out your website and I really love the cover design of your book. Its premise seems rather complicated, at least at first glance, but it is very thought-provoking to be given the opportunity to save the lives of those who would enslave you.

      If you're still interested, I would love to have you write a guest post or to review your book.

      Thanks for asking!
      Sienna

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  9. Hi! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm just about to go check out your book, but I wanted to say hi first. I enjoy meeting other Christian authors. I can't wait to read your book and read more on your blog!

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