The Inspiration for “Maddy’s Llamas” — Marjorie Vawter
Today I’m happy to welcome author Marjorie Vawter as she shares the inspiration behind her latest story.
The inspiration for Maddy’s Llamas in MISSAdventure Brides comes from my life verse, claimed many years ago in my college years: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). As a teenager, I had been in trouble many times because of the things I said, which of course came from my heart. I knew it didn’t honor the Lord, and when I stumbled over this verse in my quiet time one morning, I knew it was the verse I needed to think first before speaking, especially in anger. So when it came time to give Maddy life, the Lord brought this verse to mind. And I knew her story. My prayer is you will love it, too.
Marjorie Vawter is a full-time author, freelance editor, proofreader, and speaker. She has over 200 published devotionals, articles, and book reviews and is the author of four novellas & six nonfiction books. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) since 2004, she has served as the Colorado Area Coordinator, and past president of HIS Writers, the first Colorado ACFW chapter. She is a past member of the MozArks chapter in Springfield, MO, and has served as the ACFW Central Zone Director.
A freelance editor, Margie edits, proofreads, and is an indexer for individual clients and publishers. An avid reader, she also judges for several prestigious awards in the inspirational marketplace.
Margie is married to her college sweetheart and best friend, Roger, and they live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking and snowshoeing in the mountains near their family cabin. They have two adult children, a daughter-in-love, and two beautiful grandchildren.