The Informal Bio
Hi! My name is Hope, and I bet you probably can't come up with a Hope joke I haven't heard before.
I am Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt combined: the best combo of driven and nerdy. You'll find me accidentally editing entire books in a day or dressing up like Red Riding Hood in public for no reason.
I started writing books at 16, because my best friend wrote them, and I wanted something to talk about other than Doctor Who.
After querying agents as a teen, I learned that this industry is tough and gets tougher by the day.
So I studied professional writing at Taylor University, became a literary agent a year before I graduated, got 40+ book deals for various clients, and got book deals for 4 of my own books (and was included in 2 others), all before I reached the age of 23. Now, the number is at 60+ and counting.
When I'm not accidentally writing a book in 9 days, I love to participate in local theater, do modeling gigs, sing in choir, and ring handbells at my church (the snazziest instrument since the lyre).
Please let me know how I can encourage you on your writing journey or pray for you on your spiritual walk.
This industry is tough, but you're tougher. Keep writing.
List of Traditionally Published Books
The Quiet and the Storm (2017, Taylor University Press)
Daily Strength for Men (Contributor, 2018, Broadstreet Publishing)
Blaze (2019, IlluminateYA)
Den (2020, IlluminateYA)
Dear Hero (2020, Intense Publications)
Dear Henchman (2021, Intense Publications)
Vision (2021, IlluminateYA)
Writing and Selling Christian Children's Books (Contributor, 2021, New Hope)