I believe I first met Harriet Michael at a local ACFW meeting in a Barnes and Noble bookstore in our hometown. She is a lovely, outgoing individual, and I was both intrigued and a little in awe of her background. But I’ll let her tell you about it.
Harriet: Thank you for letting me share with your readers. I am excited to tell people about my upcoming book release. But first, a little about me and my writing.
I was born in the jungles of Africa as the daughter of missionaries. My family moved from that jungle station, in the Niger River Delta, to another Nigerian city, Ogbomoso, shortly after my birth. Most of my childhood memories center around the people and experiences I had in Ogbomoso. My childhood was idyllic right … until the Biafran war broke out. Things became turbulent and my family soon moved back to America.
Today I am a wife of 36 years, a mother of four adult children, and a grandmother of one. My writing journey began in 2004 during a difficult time in the life of someone close to me. At that time, I started a journal and personal Scripture-search on the topic of prayer. Four years later, I had a manuscript written, and a love of writing.
I began freelancing small pieces in 2009. Today, I have a growing list of published credits which include articles, devotions, and stories. My work has appeared in publications by LifeWay, Focus on the Family, Bethany House, David C. Cook Company, Standard Publishing, American Life League, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Judson Press, The Pentecostal Publishing House, Smyth & Helwys, The Upper Room, and more.
I am also a speaker and would love to be contacted for that as well, if any readers are looking for speakers.
And I am super excited to announce that my first full length book, Prayer: It’s Not About You, will be released in September by PixNPens Publishing company. Written from my search to better understand prayer, it is nonfiction and expository in nature. It looks at prayer and prayer warriors in the scripture; both the Old Testament and the New Testament. While still in manuscript form, it was named a finalist in the 2011 “Women of Faith” national contest.
As I searched the topic of prayer, I had questions I hoped to find the answers to. How did the people in the Bible approach God? What did they say to Him? How did they bring their requests to Him? How did He answer? Are there common threads that run throughout the Bible regarding prayer? What can I learn that will help me pray more effectively? What can I learn about prayer? What can I learn about God?
I learned a tremendous amount in my personal search and hope the readers of my book will as well. Anyone who longs to better understand prayer from a Biblical standpoint will enjoy this book.
Thanks again for having me on your blog, Betty!
Harriet E Michael, Christian author and speaker
Born in Nigeria, West Africa, as the daughter of missionaries, Harriet Michael is a writer, gardener, wife of over 35 years, mother of four, and grandmother of one.
She holds a BS in nursing from West Virginia University but has discovered her passion for writing. Since her first published article in 2010, she now has over a hundred and fifty published articles and devotions.
Harriet is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Louisville Christian Writers. Her book, Prayer: It’s Not About You, a finalist in the 2011 Women of Faith book contest, is set for release in September, 2015 by Pix-N-Pens Publishing Company.
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