As an author, I’m all about leaving my readers with knowledge. I strive to take them on a magical journey, tickle their funny-bone, make them think and in the process learn some pretty cool lessons along the way. My goal is to cultivate children’s imagination through reading. When a story is read, characters come to life! Reading opens up the world to all those who care to pick up a book and travel to places unknown and experience the excitement of an adventure.
My writing began when my children were little. I wrote my first book, Elizabeth Marie Hutchinson-When I Dream well over thirty years ago as a gift to my girls, never thinking of having it published at the time. Now, years later, I’m happy to say I have been submerged in the life of an author and it’s been quite a journey.
After my first book became published, I went on to write Dealing with Margaret: Elizabeth Marie Hutchinson-When I Dream and then I’m a Detective! Elizabeth Marie Hutchinson-When I Dream, my double award-winning book. My main character, Elizabeth, has been with me all along the way.
Tracks in the Snow is my first attempt at a picture book. Imagine my delight when it took home an award as well. Then there’s Words and Actions, an award-winning e-book written to show children the importance of their words and actions and how they shape and affect their lives.
It’s hard to believe that what started out as a dream has turned into something this spectacular! It has truly been an exciting experience filled with ups and downs and twists and turns—but above all hard work and perseverance. The rewards have been a true blessing.
My Award-Winning Children's Books Include:
I’m a Detective! Elizabeth Marie Hutchinson—When I Dream won the Reader’s Choice and the Henri Awards at the 2013 Christian Literary Awards. It received both awards in the Youth and Young Adult Inspirational and Christian Literature category.
Tracks in the Snow won the Reader’s Choice Award at the 2014 Christian Literary Awards in the category of Children’s Books.
Words and Actions won the Reader’s Choice Award at the 2015 Christian Literary Awards in the category of Children’s Books.
The Christian Literary Awards' mission is:
- To promote the reading, writing and circulation of Christian and inspirational literature.
- To provide an environment where readers and authors have an opportunity to discuss selected reading materials.
- To provide a platform for authors that encourages chaste conversation about their writing which aides in the understanding and application of Christian principles and living.
- To honor and promote those involved in the Christian Literary Community and to encourage the birth of new Christian Authors.
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Rooted in Love—How Rooted Are You? Ephesians 3:14-21 (NIV) People are capable of great things. Helping others, giving of themselves, going over and beyond. We see disaster and so we respond. How we respond or in what way we respond is so very interesting. It certainly takes a mission heart. Being a storyteller, I’m in…Read More
The Stairway to Heaven-Dream On Genesis 28:10-17 (NIV) Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which…Read More
Follow the Star: Trust Matthew 1:18-25 (NIV) The birth of Jesus is so very significant to Christians in that it was the incarnation of God Himself. John 1:14 tells us that very fact. “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” During Christmas we celebrate when Jesus came into the world. In…Read More
Do I Have Enough…Enough Love? Ephesians 2:4-10 (NIV) George Carlin had a take on baseball and how it’s different from any other sport. Now the people who know me well, know just how much I don’t care about sports. Sorry, but it’s just a fact of life. Let me repeat—I DON’T CARE! Now that that’s…Read More