• 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: Lila, the Innkeeper’s Servant

Gerard van Honthorst Nativity
Lila was my favorite character to write in this group of stories. For me, Lila personifies those who Jesus spoke of in Matthew when he said:

“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is […]

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Gaze Upon Jesus with Elizabeth, Kinswoman of Mary

Elizabeth, the kinswoman of Mary, was living a simple life in a small town in the hill country of Judea when suddenly her life became a series of amazing surprises:

Her husband came back from a routine trip to Jerusalem unable to speak after an encounter with an angel

After resigning herself to never having a child, […]

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Gaze Upon Jesus with 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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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.