Author and speech pathologist Andrina Rijken talks about the value of an “ordinary person’s” inspirational writing, and how God can use each one of us.
Gracewriters Podcast #56: Donny Abbott on being inspired by great art
Pastor and author Donny Abbott discusses his book inspired by Rembrandt’s painting, Christ in the Storm. Donny shares his process, and the disappointments and blessings of writing and publishing.
Gracewriters Podcast #55: Stepping into the New Writing Year
Belinda Pollard, Donita Bundy and Alison Joy look back on the writing year that was, forward to the writing year that’s coming, and up to the One we write for. An honest conversation with vulnerable moments and encouragement for Gracewriters living in a difficult world.
Gracewriters Podcast #54: Kathy Escobar on writing about a Blue Christmas
Pastor Kathy Escobar, author of the Advent resource A Weary World, has for many years helped provide a Blue Christmas event for those struggling at this time of year. Its meaning became intensely personal after her teenage son’s death by suicide. (Content warning: suicide)
Gracewriters Podcast #53: Nikki Florence Thompson on Why Writing Isn’t Easy
Nikki Florence Thompson teaches creative writing at the Australian Catholic University. Nikki has an MA in creative writing, a PhD in Literature, and is a blogger and published author. Her memoir, Fight, Flight and Faith tackles grief and anxiety at a very personal level.
Gracewriters Podcast #52: Alison Joy, Author of Travel-Based Romance￼
Alison Joy writes contemporary romance set in fascinating travel locations. She talks about finding inspiration in location and culture, managing “heat levels” in romance, and the challenge of working out what God wants her to write.
￼Gracewriters Podcast #51: Instagram Mini-Blogger Lynne Castelijn
Lynne Castelijn writes stories about life in a Philippine jungle for social media. She reveals her unique style and format, and how vulnerability, though terrifying, has created deep connections with other people.
￼Gracewriters Podcast #50: Bible Translator Albert Castelijn on the Miracle of Communication
Bible translator Albert Castelijn has spent 28 years as a missionary worker in a remote village in the Philippine jungle. He shares the practicalities and the miraculous moments of working with words across culture and language barriers.