When I Decided to Become a Writer

People often ask me when I decided to become a writer and how I came up with the idea for Snow Out of Season.

My Earliest Muses

Christy Brunke named after Catherine Marshall's Christy novelWhen I was born, my parents named me Christy after the bestselling novel of the same name. You might say Catherine Marshall and her famous heroine were my first muses. (Tweet that!) But as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved reading, especially fiction.

As a little girl, I was always dreaming up stories. I remember going into a patch of woods near our house and pretending I was the queen of a small kingdom. 

In sixth grade, I won a short story contest and started dreaming of penning novels and memoirs. But first the Lord led me on other adventures. 

I completed a bachelor of arts in English and moved to China to study Mandarin and teach at a university.

Christy Brunke teaching at Jiangxi Agricultural University

Then I returned to the States to attend seminary, direct school musicales, and work at a church. 

As a teen and young adult, I longed for a God-scripted love story.

I devoured books like Elisabeth Elliot’s Quest for Love and Passion & Purity. Realizing my Creator knew me better than anyone, and knew every man as well, I asked Him to choose my husband.

And He did.

Mark complements me perfectly and has been an incredible blessing to me and many others. But when my mother-in-law was pregnant with him, her circumstances would have led many women to have an abortion. I started wondering what my life would’ve been like if she’d made a different choice. That’s when I decided to become a writer.

Snow Out of Season

when Christy Brunke decided to become a writerFrom that idea sprung Snow Out of Season, the dual stories of two women of two generations who struggle with the same questions. 

Is the child each carries worthy of life?

What will it cost to keep the child?

What will happen if each decides not to?

Read the synopsis and the first chapter of this #1 Amazon bestseller here!


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