Jessica Sly

As a small-town Minnesota girl, I led a pretty sheltered life. I was quiet, quirky, and creative (I tried hard for that alliteration). So it’s probably no surprise that I wielded a notebook and pen to transport myself away—and soon developed lofty goals of being published by age 18 (ha!).

Needless to say, I didn’t meet that goal (sorry, 18-year-old self). But fourteen years, thousands of words, and countless dashed hopes later, God finally opened the door to a real-deal book contract.

Trust me—there were lots of times I wanted to give up. It would have been so easy. But I didn’t. I kept going. Because there’s a pull inside me that I can’t shake—to keep writing so I can reach and inspire people like you.

What’s been pulling you? Have you been pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into a passion that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere?

Don’t give up. That desire is there for a reason. Success may not come in the form you’re expecting. But that’s what makes this exciting!

We’re in this together. I’d love to walk side by side on this journey.

Allen Sircy
Helen Smallbone