• The Tomb, A Novel of Martha

    In this captivating retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus’s resurrection from the dead, leading Martha—a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past—to hope and a new life.
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  • The Thief

    A Roman centurion longing for peace and a Jewish woman hiding a deadly secret witness a miracle that transforms their lives and leads them to the foot of the cross.
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  • “The Well” by Stephanie Landsem

    Mara is a desperate Samaritan girl struggling to keep her family alive in the face of starvation and the threat of exile from their strict village. When a mysterious Jewish teacher transforms her mother at Jacob’s well, Mara hopes for a better life—until…
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Gaze Upon Jesus: Meet Mary, the Mother of the God

I must admit, the thought of writing a story from the perspective of Mary filled me with fear. The mother of the God, the most important woman in human history — and I had to capture her in 2,000 words or less? A daunting task, and one that I wasn’t sure I could do.

Many Christians, […]

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Cooking with Martha: The Flavors of Biblical Israel

As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has […]

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Hagar and The God Who Sees


I’m pleased to welcome writer and speaker Jennifer Slattery to the blog today. I’ve known Jennifer both online and IRL and am always amazed at her insightful commentary on faith and the Bible. Her meditation below on the story of Hagar is well worth contemplating in an age where many of us often feel worthless […]

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Interview Stephanie About “The Well”

I write historical fiction because I love adventure in far-off times and places. If you are interested in requesting an interview about my book, please visit my media kit page, or contact me.