Writing for His Glory
When someone asks me what my most rewarding experience is as a writer, I tell them it is when I hear that something I wrote touched a heart.
That's why I write.
I write to inspire people with God's amazing love.
I write for His glory.
I love writing devotionals, articles and stories, but my most exciting assignment, so far, has been writing Bible stories for Spark Story Bible. This is a family Bible for kids of all ages. Toddlers enjoy being read to. Early readers love learning to read with these adventures from the Bible. And adults cuddle their little ones under their arms, read and share the excitement. My love for this book comes from more than twenty years of teaching Sunday school.
Life slowed my writing during the years 2015 abd 2016 due to the loss of my husband John. He lost a twenty year battle with cancer in January 2015. Before he died he made sure I would be on the tour leaving our church for Israel in April. I spent my birthday on the Sea of Galilee. It doesn't get any better than that!
I traveled with my daughter and her family in July to Jacksonville, FL for Morgan's competition in the Jr. Olympics, a true blessing. In September, my friend Betty asked me to help her with her husband John's birthday party. A teddy bear of a man, Dennis Loeffler, came late. He asked, "Betty, why are you serving table gum?" I quickly responded, "That is not table gum. It's candy-coated chocolate."
"Nope," he said. "Looks like table gum to me." He made me laugh. Although neither of us were looking for a marriage partner, God brought us together. We started dating in December 2105 and were married June 4, 2106 in South Lake Tahoe, California surrounded by Betty, John, our kids and grandkids. That's when I became Sue Tornai Loeffler.
When I am not reading or writing, I enjoy making jewelry using semi-precious stone beads and crosses, which I hope inspire people toward a relationship with our loving God. I also enjoy knitting and have made sweaters, scarves and hats. Today, I spend more time making baby hats for New Beginnings Pregnancy Resource Center where I lead "Hugs" Bible studies.
FREELANCE EDITOR EXPERIENCE
Reins of Hope, Novel 2015,
Vietnam Redemption, novel 2013, A Quilt for Jenna, novel 2012, Inspire Faith, 2012 Anthology, Inspire Trust, 2011 Anthology
WORK-FOR-HIRE WRITING EXPERIENCE
Elance.com 2013-2014, Augsburg Fortress (Spark
Story Bible, 2008), Christian Ed Publishers (All Stars for Jesus and Cubby Bears, 2007-2009), Standard Publishing (Devotions-2010-2015, Adult Bible Study), Wesleyan Publishing House (Light from the Word)
FREELANCE MAGAZINE PUBLISHING CREDITS
Christian Communicator, The Upper Room, The Lookout, Devotions, Light & Life, Seek, Vista, Light from the Word, Mature Living, Mature Years, Kid Zone, Pockets, Angels on Earth
FREELANCE ANTHOLOGY PUBLISHING CREDITS
It's a God Thing, Chicken Soup for the Soul-Devotional Stories for Wives, Finding My Faith, and Devotional Stories for Tough Times, Inspire Trust, Inspire Faith, Inspire Forgiveness, Guideposts Books-Extraordinary Answers to Prayer, Hurray God-Hope, Pray, Believe, Deliver Me-Hope, Help, Healing Through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy
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