I'm excited to be part of the Barn Door team and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. This is only my second blog to be a member of. I'm also a blogger over at Hoosier Ink. (I'll list my own blogs below.)
As you can see by my title, I've lived a lot of places in the Midwest and even did a stint in the south.
I'm a pastor's wife.
But I'm happy to report that in my 30 years of marriage and ministry with my husband we've managed to stay put in Indiana for 13.5 years now.
I'm super excited about my first novel being released in the spring/summer entitled, The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots. I currently have three "faction" titles on Amazon right now, Sacagawea, Jaques Cartier and O Canada, Her Story. I have a contract with Bramley Books to create an interactive digital faction series for middle grades. So besides novel writing I'm in a steady state of doing historic research which I love.
Other stuff about me. I have five children and five grandchildren, three dogs, and my mother-in-law with Alzheimer's lives with us. I have adults twins with autism who live with us, too. To de-stress I like to ride my own motorcycle or just sit in a room and stare at the walls.
I am a full-time student at the ripe old age of 51 pursuing a degree in Special Education. A few years ago I asked God what to do -- write or go to school. He didn't answer. So I did both.
But enough about me. What do you like to do to de-stress? What do you like to read? What world explorer should I write about next? Have you ever been to Tonkawa, Oklahoma? Arkansas City, Kansas? Wichita? Des Moines? Lapeer? Indianapolis? Just where in the world would you like to go next? I'm all ears!
My "new" main blog: The Quest
My "old" writing blog: Envision Publishing
My history blog:The History Scroll
Karla Akins is a pastor's wife, mother of five, grandma to five beautiful little girls. One of her columns on MNN.com was featured on the CNN homepage. When she's not writing she dreams of riding her motorcycle through the Smoky Mountains.