Virginia has been telling stories since she could hold a crayon, like most writers, but has also felt Called to ministry since she was a toddler. In fact, her first memory is of feeling the need to conquer her fear of the dark in order to get out of bed to pray for a passing ambulance when she was about two years old.
As long as she can remember her desire to write has been alternately eclipsed and balanced by her need to serve God. Throughout her school years she concentrated on her English courses, even lettering in it in high school. From high school she dove into getting a BA in English with a minor in journalism.
She volunteered in her church from the early age of 13, eventually being hired as the part-time Christian Education Director after graduating college. At first it seemed a dream job – part-time duties serving God and the rest for her to write. However, as time went on she spent less and less time writing, leading to a strong feeling of restlessness.
Discontent with her current ministry she entered seminary. Although it expanded her theological knowledge, she soon found that ministry within a church wasn’t suited for her. Restlessness set in again.
Virginia re-discovered her passion for writing while in graduate school, hoping she could bring in a little more money to pay her family’s bills, and with it a new direction for her life. After her husband graduated with his masters, she wrote a letter refusing ordination and promptly dropped out of seminary.
Since moving back to her home town, she has written Fear Not! Discovering God’s Promises For Our Lives and Simply Prayer. Her future plans include writing several Christian fantasies, as well as teaching various workshops and Bible studies.