I sat at the bottom of my grandparents stair case and started writing. In the all encompassing logic of my seven years I believed if I filled up my beautiful journal I’d have a book. I’ve been in love with reading and writing for as long as I can remember. From my father’s voice reading through chapters of the Narnia Chronicles after dinner to me and a book curled up for hours in an arm-chair. The love affair is far from over. My husband wryly comments on my ability to eat books.
I have my degree in Journalism from Asbury University. My dream was to write stories from developing countries. But crippled by doubt, fear and depression I dumped any dream I had of writing and ran in the opposite direction. Five years later God graciously dropped a grenade into my life and blew my world apart. I adore Him for it. Now I’m throwing everything I have into following His call on my life. I write because of the love of words, but more than that, I write because I’m in love with a God who is as mysterious as He is fantastically accessible.
I’m pursuing my dream of writing a book. I write alongside dear friends over coffee. And I work part-time as a writer for a nonprofit, Children of the Nations. You can follow my work at http://www.cotni.org/staff/heather-ostalkeiwicz.