Toni Babcock is pleased to use faithwriters.com as a vehicle to share her short fiction and Christian essays with others.
Hailing from Minnesota, the "land of 10,000 lakes", Toni cherishes her times spent in the north woods, and enjoys weaving her experiences into her short stories. She also uses the medium of Christian essay to communicate spiritual truths in engaging ways.
Isaiah proclaims: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (Isaiah 52:7 KJV).
Publishing good tidings of peace and salvation is what Toni wants to accomplish with her writing.
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- Toni is a former student of the Institute of Children's Literature, having completed both the Special Publishing Program and Beyond the Basics: Creating and Selling Short Stories and Articles.
- In 2001 Toni was awarded an honorable mention for her memoir Silver Strands Weave a Golden Memory entered in the Writer's Digest 2001 Writing Competition. Later, she was awarded honorable mention for Red Bird's Song, a short story entered in the Children's Fiction category of the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition.
It was also published under the title "Red Bird's Secret" in Aletheia, a Christian magazine for teens. Two of Toni's travel memoirs were featured in separate issues of the Boundary Waters Journal as well as poetry, and two memoirs were featured in Minnesota Memories, an anthology of collected works of Minnesota writers. Toni produced a book of memoir titled Pause in Mid-flight for family and friends, and helped write Bible curriculum for her church's Sunday School department.
- Toni is a contributing writer to Faithtruthandlovemag.com, a website designed and published by Brenda Smith.
- Most recently, Toni has self- published a collection of faith-based stories for children and teens titled The Stone Writer. It is now available as a paperback book on Amazon and a Kindle edition e-book on Amazon.com.