A pronunciation lesson for the curious: Jagears sounds like /Jag – ers/, like Mick Jagger with an S.
I stay home with my kids, and though that’s PLENTY to do, I added homeschooling and writing to my schedule too!
My husband and I have been married since 2001 and have a daughter and two sons. I’m a former high school ESL teacher and an avid book reader. If you don’t believe me, come peruse the 19 bookshelves in my house.
The only reason I don’t have more is because my husband is convinced he can hear the house’s foundation groaning. He only claims one of those bookshelves which is full of how-to manuals because he loves blacksmithing, knife smithing, traditional archery, hunting, etc. Generally whatever a mountain man does, he’s done or wants to do. He and his one lonely bookshelf often come in handy for research.
My daughter is also an avid reader, her favorite books are currently the Wings of Fire series and Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. She owns the book shelf chair, is a lover of famous art, and wants to be a fashion designer or cake decorator.
My middle son builds and creates all day long, his creations are mostly knives and swords since he wants to be a knifesmith like his daddy.
And my youngest is the quietest of the bunch. He’s a foodie in the making–the only condiment he doesn’t seem to like is salsa and guacamole. If you’d like being culinarily adventurous, you might try one of his sandwich creations: Wheat bread with bacon, Parmesan cheese, peanut butter, strawberry jelly, mayo, sweet pickle relish, dill pickle slices, bbq sauce, duck sauce, ranch dressing, and honey. That might not be enough condiments for you, but you can always add more! I’m sure my son will at some point. ;P
Award winning author, Melissa Jagears, is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night. She lives in Kansas with her husband and three children. Her ebook novella, Love by the Letter, is her ACFW Carol Award winning novella and free to try. You can learn more about her, her books, and where she hangs out online at www.melissajagears.com
This is why I write:
The purpose of my writing life is to produce God pleasing quality entertainment for myself at minimum. I am commanded in 1 Cor. 10:31 that all I do must glorify God, in Heb. 13:15 that my life should be an outpouring of praise and in Phil. 4:8 to dwell on wholesome thought. My goals for writing are to improve the mind and creativity that God has given me through exercise, to portray Christians in a positive, realistic light to the world if a work is so blessed as to be published, and to write quality fiction. I will only write what I want to read. I will not lay down my “pen” until I can truly say, “I have done my best and have no more.”