Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Laura Anderson Kurk

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a stranger who quickly became a friend.

Last week the Captain's mom was captivated by a novel, a recently published first work. She contacted the author, who happens to live in our community, for a personal signing. In exchange she offered tea and cookies at Red Boot Ranch, her house in the country.

I was fortunate to be invited to this tea, to have the opportunity to meet a fellow mom who has accomplished her dream of putting thoughts to paper and having them published.

In one hour, the three of us had just enough time to ask a few questions of one another. She wanted to know how my mother-in-law had discovered the book, and what had captivated her about it. She wanted to know about my experience living in Salt Lake City.

In turn, we wanted to know where her story had come from, what had birthed the idea and how it had bubbled out into daylight. Her presence with us was a light shining hope and inspiration onto my dream of writing.

All too soon, she had to leave. I didn't get a chance to ask how she got her idea to publication, but I think that's a story each author has to navigate and write for herself. We did exchange contact information, and I hope to continue to know her.

For now, I am encouraged to continue to teach myself the discipline of regular writing. The ideas keep coming, I just have to be diligent to create that time and mental space to work them into thoughts I can share.

To read more about Laura and her book, Glass Girl, visit her website:


1 comment:

  1. This is so cool. Thank you, Krista, for considering me blog-worthy. My mind has been racing since meeting you and your mom-in-law and I can't wait to see what God makes of our friendship.


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