10 Reasons I Wrote “Someone You Can Trust”

“Someone They Can Trust” is a novel manuscript I’m submitting to agents and entering in contests. I’m excited about it for a number of reasons. What reasons? Thank you for asking !

1. We Need to Fix What’s Broken:

Venemous Inside Dovish Outside

It’s funny how something can be simmering in you and you don’t know it until you start writing. I didn’t know how angry I was about the sexually abusive behavior of some prominent Christian leaders until I began writing, “Someone They Can Trust.”

I think I was even more disappointed in the institutional leaders surrounding these people – those with more conscience who knew something was wrong and didn’t have the courage to do anything about it.

“Someone They Can Trust” is by no means a wrenching, heartbreaking novel – most of its characters are endearing, witty and love God. However, it is a novel that pulls no punches about how much damage a broken pastor can do to a church, and the responsibility of other leaders to deal with it head-on. That’s why I wrote this book.

3 thoughts on “10 Reasons I Wrote “Someone You Can Trust”

  1. You’ve chosen a timely scenario for your novel, Colleen. Then again, it sounds as if the premise chose you, which means GOD chose you to write this book and instilled the passion you’ve invested in every character, every scene, every page. (Thank you again for the privilege of reading the manuscript!) I pray that God’s wisdom continue to guide you, Colleen, as you pursue this project!

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