As I sit staring at the blank screen in front me, I realize that one of the most difficult things to do as a writer is to share pieces of your soul. Whisperings is a blog that I have created, allowing me to share my own thoughts, experiences, personal writings, and teaching philosophies/resources with my peers and readers. It is a journey of love, commitment, and growth.
Middle school summers were some of the best years of my life, as I remember staying up all hours of the night reading; this is when my love of books began. For this reason, my first book was written as my youngest daughter approached those middle school years. Watching her excitement as the juvenile faith-based fantasy fiction series unfolded was what I call “priceless.”
My father was the most influential person in my life. We often sat for hours discussing topics such as black holes, mysteries of the universe, how life began, and our roots in faith. He was and will always be my foundation in life – my best friend. Upon his journey home in the heavens, I have found hope and healing through our memories shared. Helping others through times of sadness, loss, and uncertainty has become one of my fundamental passions in life, and by embracing said purpose, my first collection of Christian poetry was released – Bluebirds and Faith. My prayer is that somehow it will find its way to those that need it most.
Currently, I am an English Composition instructor at Kennesaw State University and graduate student in the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program, completing the program in December of 2021. From there, God will lead me where I can best serve others. In the interim, my commitment is aiding students in finding their unique voice and tone through this amazing craft known as writing.
May God bless each and every one of you!
~ M. Gail Grant