Growing up in Minnesota there were many snowy days that kept me indoors to write. I filled spiral notebooks with poems, songs, short stories, and notes for more poems, songs, short stories and novels! All the hurts and emotional trauma of growing up with angst found their way onto the written page. And I survived.
Over the years my poems, songs, and stories changed. Sometimes I sit and read from when the lonely, confused thirteen-year-old girl wrote and sang her broken heart out, to the young woman who took the festering anger of abuse out on paper, to the love songs of a woman who found a Savior who thought she was worth dying for, and I am humbled and encouraged by the journey.
Meeting Jesus later in my life taught me to read and discern the scriptures for myself. Either they were true or they were false–if false, then why would I even think of following the leader of lies? But I have never been able to walk away from my Savior (and I’ve tried), for when put to the test, He’s always brought truth and healing and a love so beautiful I can barely believe it’s for me.
When asked what I want to accomplish with my writing, the answer is simple. To all the children, teens, and adults hurting and hiding, I want to shine the Light of my blessed knight, Jesus Christ, into all the dark places of their hearts and minds and leave them with hope. To encourage them that they, too, can be put in their right mind, and clothed in the clean white garment of salvation. (Mark 5) So with a grateful heart, I seek the stories He would have me share, the hope and encouragement He would have me offer, and work with others interested in writing by offering interactive writing prompts on my Christian fiction website. If you find inspiration from my stories, then I am blessed indeed, for in serving you, I have served my beloved Master.
Biography Pat Jaeger, a Christian fiction writer, now lives with her husband in southern Utah. She has five children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren scattered across the states, which gives her an excuse to travel. Gardening, reading, singing, quilting, knitting and crocheting, watching the sunrise and sunsets on the awe-inspiring red bluffs that surround them, and of course, writing keeps her occupied when she's not with the children and grandchildren.