Today I welcome children's author, Shauntae Spaulding to my blog.
At the start of 2020, I had no idea that I would be an author. It never occurred to me that God would lead me in this direction. I mean, when I was younger I wrote poems and short stories but it never dawned on me to pursue it professionally. I've always enjoyed writing and when I started, it would be hard for me to stop. As I got older though, writing became a distant memory.
It wasn't until May 2019 that my family got an unexpected shock. My stepfather of 33 years, passed away. I had just seen him a month prior and he was fine. Needless to say, the grief I felt was tremendous but one thing I thought of the most was his granddaughter he left behind. She was everything to him and at the tender age of three, would she still remember him?
That's when God placed in my heart to start writing again. The idea of publishing a book for her to remember him by was my new focus. While at work, I started to write. Within an hour, my book, My Time With Papa was written. It's a lovely read about a little girl using her imagination to remember him, by doing various activities they enjoyed doing while he was alive. Since the story was based on my family, I wanted to highlight the things my stepfather loved to do and if given the opportunity, would've done with his granddaughter.
After finding the courage, I found a publisher and the rest is history! Since then, I have completed five more books that I'm excited to get published and share with the world. God has ignited something in me that has rejuvenated my spirit and allowed me to express myself in a way I never thought I would publicly. I'm using the gifts He has given me, to share my testimony and spread the Good News.
Even in this devastating tragedy of losing my stepfather, God has turned it around for my good. I don't know where this will lead, but I do know that I trust Him in all things and I will continue to write what He has placed in my heart. ♥
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About the author...
Shauntae is a single mother who resides in the sunny San Fernando Valley. She is a writer who enjoys encouraging and uplifting people to be the best they can be! She believes in not giving up on your dreams and experiencing life to the fullest. She lives by not wasting time waiting on someone else. If you want to do something, do it!
Her faith is the biggest and most important thing in her life and she is excited to share her life with the world.
She enjoys taking long walks, working out and watching a ton of movies. She loves to have a good time with friends and family and put a smile on everyone's faces.
Thank you for being here today, Shauntae. You're a positive presence on Twitter where we met. I look forward to reading your book and your blog posts.
** Speaking of her blog posts... Folks, if you get a chance check out her post titled, THE DOOR.