I can’t stand Christian writers.
Tad harsh. Correction- I don’t like most Christian authors.
I’m a pastor’s kid and missionary kid. I perused Lifeway more than the aisles of Kroger growing up. I know the genre of Christian fiction, particurally female. I don’t do sappy, I don’t do romance novels, and I absolute do not do cliche secular knock-offs (that blog is coming soon). To this day, I still read 99% classics or mainstream. This filter eliminated the majority of late 90s-early 2000s popular picks.
The select few authors I tolerated and actually couldn’t put down: Karen Linamen, non-female Rob Morgan (bonus pack: I actually know him in real life), and Kristen Billerbeck.
Until now. After a solid decade, I’ve found #4.
I found her on accident last night. I was creeping on Facebook, which led me to scrolling through comment section wars (guilty pleasure, come at me), and the odd tangled web led me to this:
Check her out- http://www.thedomesticfringe.com.
She is punchy.
She is sharp.
She is a funny Christian.
I thought she was just a very witty blogger writing about life for the first two hours. It didn’t scream I’m-a-pastor’s-wife-and-we-only-discuss-those-matters. I had no clue what her vocation was until I read her bio.
In a good way.
A very good way.
I may or may not have been reading her archives since last night. Ok, I’m up to early 2009’s.
This isn’t a shout-out. She won’t see this and that isn’t the point anyway. I’m just really excited I found the goldmine.
Check her out. She doesn’t have a book out that I’m aware of (during my less than 24 hour discovery and all), but she will have you spitting out your drink and then deep in thought.
Let your coffee cool first.