It's an honor to me that you have chosen to take time out of your day to step into a piece of my world. Shall we be friends then? I would love that. As a friend, go ahead and call me Bella.
I'm 21 years old and I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I created my first fictional character when I was eight years old, and oh, the adventures I led her on. By the time I was fourteen I was crafting 50,000 word novels. But it wasn't until I was fifteen that I discovered the style of writing that made me feel most alive. The style of writing that I felt God had created me to write.
I launched my own magazine for young ladies at that age, because I was tired of the ungodly, impure lies modern media and magazines were feeding our girls. I believed that with God on my side, I could change that. So my magazine, The King's Princess, was born.
I now realized how much I loved non-fiction writing. When I write, I feel that every word is a gift God is giving me to breathe life into someone else.
When I was sixteen, I wrote a Christian inspirational book I titled, I Dare You: Finding Your Passion and Lighting Your World. I ached for young people to know this one thing that could change their life: God has a purpose for you. You are not here by accident. And you must be brave enough to dare to use your unique gifts to impact your world for Him.
Fast forward to where I am now, and I've shared this message with countless young people. I've published five books and been featured on blogs around the web. I continue to run my magazine and I also contributed to an e-book devotional written by a team of amazing young ladies.
Sometimes it still amazes me that God brought me here where I am today. And I believe that even if only one life is touched by the words I have to share, it will all be worth it.
I pray that through my story you don't merely look to what the world would call my "success." But I pray that through my story you may see an example of what can happen when you give your dreams to God and allow Him to use you to change your world.