Medusa has touched the hearts of readers in ways I hadn't predicted when I started journaling this memoir during sleepless nights after receiving a scary medical diagnosis. Growing up with illness in my family, I dreaded the health journey ahead of me, and writing down my thoughts in a journal relieved some of my worries.

What actually happened in the years after the leukemia diagnosis is something else I never predicted, Meredith MacLeod learns--after struggling for years--how to flourish in a new, challenging life. Her parents and oldest sister travel ahead of Meredith in this same adventure, as the early chapters of the memoir reveal. It is Meredith's own faith, however, that lifts her from the depths of despair to a wide, shimmering sea of hope in the memoir's conclusion.

I'M WRITING A BOOK about nameless women of the Bible--an  inspirational devotional with guided discussion questions, further reflection, and skits!--which gives voice to amazing, ancient women, many of whom were kept quiet in traditional Bible study. The women are in the shadows of men's narratives, always twisting the plot of the story in a uniquely feminine way. I hope to bring out this book in 2021.