You may have noticed that I added a new page to my blog about my novella, More Than This.
I completed my novella in the beginning of this past summer. Presently, I am searching for an agent to represent it. I was inspired to write this story from my family's experience with the foster system. God has taught me a lot through all of this and it has played in my story.
The walls that once stood to hide Erynn from the scoffing world are now crashing. Her mom has given up on her, and a foster home has taken her in. With her new found faith, life’s challenges change. Will she let the past hurt and abuse prohibit her from making the right decision, or will she let God change her life and in turn impact others?
My book is different because it takes the unique perspective a teenage girl in the foster system, but it goes beyond that. It shows how the rest of her life is changed by the lasting impression her foster/adoptive parent’s Christian faith. The story doesn’t end when her new life begins.
I feel that this book is important because it addresses simple issues like trust, love, forgiveness, and compassion. But is also shows the importance of Christian foster homes. I have found through research that most people think of the foster system in general is bad. Living as a foster sister has shown me how important Christian foster homes are. They stick out in a good and vital way. In 2010 there were 347,067 churches in the US. The sad part is that there were 107,011 children waiting adoption. Christian foster homes influence the kids, the social workers, and the parents of the kids. That’s what makes this story so important.
While the sting of rejection hurts, I know that God opens doors. I am excited to see where God will take me.