Growing up in Louisiana, she enjoyed writing. But she thought her dream of becoming a writer was too ambitious, and so she kept it a secret. At the age of 23, she tried to write her first novel, but she became discouraged and the effort came to an end. Her passion for writing, however, continued to grow and found expression in skits she wrote for her church.
People told her she had great talent and encouraged her to write more. As her confidence grew, she continued writing, striving to show the impact of the gospel message through the lives of her characters.
She has since written three popular series of Christian fiction books: Victorian Serenade, The Gresham Chronicles, and Tales of London. She is Lawana Blackwell.
Question for Contemplation: As an artist, using your gift as an expression of your faith, what is keeping you from fulfilling your dream?