Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author J.C. Beicher whose book Grace in Progress: Prayers for the Beautifully Broken moved and inspired me from beginning to end. With today’s author spotlight for J.C. Beicher, a biography of the author and an interview between me and J.C. Beicher will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful J.C. Beicher!
Jennifer “JC” Beichner lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jennifer was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and prior to moving to Arizona, she worked in law enforcement as a Police Services Officer and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Jennifer has dedicated her life to public service, giving her talents over in ministry to women, seniors and teens as a volunteer high school youth minister on Core for Life Teen at St. Patrick Catholic Community Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jennifer also serves as a Board Member for the charity, M.A.D. Girls Inc., sings in the choir and occasionally teaches “Prayer in Motion” classes. In addition to her volunteerism, and colorful background, Jennifer is going to school, working on two novels, mentors other writers and teaches group fitness classes at her local gym. In 2013, Jennifer was named “Woman of the Year” by the Phoenix Diocese Council of Catholic Women, an honor she firmly believes is a testament to how God works through our brokenness to reveal His love, mercy and grace to others.
Now, how wonderful does J.C. Beicher sound?! J.C. Beicher is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of J.C. Beicher’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and J.C. Beicher, I hope that you enjoy J.C. Beicher answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Grace in Progress: Prayers for the Beautifully Broken is a Christian devotional about forgiveness. It’s a conversion story about seeking, finding and accepting God’s grace as well as a collection of prayers to help support the holy struggle that each of us face daily to keep our eyes on Christ. So many people think they are not worthy of God’s love and forgiveness or they know that God forgives them for their mistakes but they cannot find a way to forgive themselves. After a childhood filled with a significant amount of personal loss, I had an abortion at 19 years old, without anesthesia and it seemingly damaged all that God created me to be. But that wasn’t the end of my story. God was not finished with me. Grace in Progress is about rising out of our brokenness and allowing God’s love to shape us into something beautiful.
Be passionate and protective of your work in so much that you always speak your truth boldly and without fear. Follow the heart God gave you and never compromise your vision. There may be people who will not appreciate your honesty and passion, they may even resent it if they lack the courage themselves, but there are thousands more waiting to read what you write!
Do not be afraid, God is with you. Trust where Jesus is leading you and do not listen to the negative voice in the dark spaces that tries to keep you from your intended path. Christ alone is your defender and the dream He placed in your heart is attainable. What you don’t know you can learn and practice. Read, write, ask every question you can think of and stay open to new ideas, opinions and most of all feedback. Slay your ego. Never take feedback personally. Every failure, every adversity is an opportunity to learn something new and grow in character and heart.
Such a terrific question! Why do we write? Why do we read? My absolute favorite quote on writing says it all, it comes from Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) a colossal figure in English literature, “The only end to writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
Hopefully, by the end of the year! I have two projects I am working on, one is another Christian Devotional titled, The Holy Struggle and the other is completely different, a U.S. Civil War novel, Historical Fiction, I have been working on for years called, A Dark Place of Promise.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with J.C. Beicher! If you have liked what you have read about J.C. Beicher and are interested in learning more about J.C. Beicher and reading J.C. Beicher’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.