In high school, my dreams of being a writer were shattered by my grade 12 Writer’s Craft teacher. For many years I abandoned my dream of writing books for children. Then one Thanksgiving I was blessed with the birth of my handsome son, and I started telling him stories. As I whispered stories to him and we played with his Lego figures, the desire to write was rekindled. Eventually, I began writing him stories.
Kaylee’s Adventures was a joy to write. Every day my son would hurry home from school to hear what I had worked on and together we would chat about what Kaylee had done that day and what her next adventure should be.
The idea for the devotional books came from a discussion one night with my son. He was frustrated that he never got to know the characters in his devotional. We often spent time dreaming about each character’s backstory. If you’re interested in learning the difference between a devotional and a book, check out this link: https://tanyapacker.com/2019/06/10/whats-the-difference-a-books-a-book-right/
The inspiration for Timothy’s Adventures came from a discussion with one of my cousins at a family reunion. He suggested I join my two passions together and write an anti-racism/anti-bullying devotional book.
My three delightful devotionals generate meaningful discussion for the entire family and will capture your children’s attention from beginning to end.
After publishing Timothy’s Adventure, my husband, son, and I had a discussion about what I would write next. When I told them I was going to write a middle-grade fantasy they both said I didn’t know anything about fantasy, but I have loved every minute of sharing my fantasy writing journey with them!
Currently, I am querying my first middle-grade fantasy novel and writing book two.
I am an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and active with the online writing community. I have a Master of Divinity where I specialized in educational ministries. The inspiration for my books come from working with families and young people for over fifteen years and from my love of classical works like Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Mary Poppins, Neverending Story, Bridge to Terabithia, Magic School Bus, and Labyrinth.