Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Heartsong Welcome's Terry Fowler

Books to be returned...photo © 2007 Hash Milhan more info (via: Wylio) Recently in a conversation, someone referred to my writing as a hobby. How wrong they were. Writing is my passion. It's also one of the ways I witness for Jesus Christ.

Before I sold my first book, I often said I was going to quit (usually after receiving another rejection). My sister said I could give up breathing easier than writing. She knew how vital it was for me. :) I would quit for a short time, but then I was right back at it working on something new I hoped would sell.

I wrote for years, submitting to secular lines and getting good feedback, but having no success. Then a number of things happened - I lost my mom to cancer, survived my own cancer diagnosis and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior.

I always believed in Jesus, but never committed to serving Him until 1992. With my decision, I accepted I could no longer writer secular fiction. I prayed and told God that if He wanted me to write, He would have to send me a market.

That market arrived in an advertising packet - a mailer from Heartsong Presents Book Club. Once I read my first contemporary Heartsong, I was hooked. I wanted to write more for them. I submitted my first book in 1998 and the rest was history. My first book was published twenty years to the month (October 1998) after I received my first rejection (October 1978).

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by Heartsong Connections. Here's a photo my sister shot from the hotel where she works - snow on the beach 2011. Enjoy.

Happy reading!

What is something you feel passionate about that you know you could never give up?


  1. Reading....love to read!

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  3. Good Library books collection.