me, myself, and who i am as a writer
Grace is a teenage authoress who has loved books since she was two years old. From Junie B. Jones to Nancy Drew, words and the worlds they create have always been a part of her. At ten years old, she felt the urge to pick up her pencil and start writing some worlds of her own. Now, six years later, she has written and self-published two novels, a novella, and five short stories. She’s obsessed with history, etymology (the study of words; not to be confused with entomology, the study of insects), Jane Austen, art, and music—and when she’s not writing, you can find her reading, snapping photos of books, cooking, and rocking out to her favorite band.
She lives in beautiful (but humid) South Georgia, surrounded by farmland and forestry (and not as close to the beach as she’d like), with her parents and six younger siblings. Her dream is to be a wife and a mother, follow the Spirit to the mission field, and inspire other young writers to reach for the sky! You can learn more about her by checking out her blog, Of Blades and Thorns, subscribing to her newsletter, and following her on social media!
Regardless of what the world is like when you’re reading this, regardless of who you are and what you believe, this is my statement of faith. This is my writer’s creed. This is my promise to you that I will always stand for what I believe in—Jehovah, the One and Only God Most High, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit—and you can always expect novels full of biblical truth, bold proclamation of the Gospel, and unashamed preaching.
I am a disciple of Jesus, a daughter of the King, a dwelling place of God’s Spirit, and I’m not afraid to write what God has called me to write. That may not make me boatloads of my money. That may not put me on the bestseller list. That may not be what’s popular. That may not even encourage you to read my books.
But that’s not going to change anything. Ever.
I’m going to continue to write about God, to portray evil for it is but never accept it for what it isn’t, to include Scripture, and to be an author that would make my Savior proud.
So, no, I won’t back down under the pressure of the enemy or the world I live in. I won’t write profane language or sex scenes. I won’t accept things like witchcraft and magic, homosexuality and transgenderism, evolution or other religions. I won’t encourage abortion, fornication, or other wrong ways of living. I won’t inspire an incorrect—or politically correct—mindset.
Some might call that offensive, bigoted, or hateful. You might call it those things. But my God calls it truth and righteous, and that’s what I stand for. I stand for the true love of Jesus Christ, the peace that comes from Him, the good news of His death and resurrection, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
In a day and age where Christians are ashamed to be called that, in a world where even “Christian” fiction is full of evil and devoid of God, I confess to be unashamed and full of the Holy Spirit.
This is my writer’s creed.