Julie “Jules” Clark has been writing poetry for over 30 years, and has  been a FaithWriters member for quite a while – and she will soon have a new book on the market – thanks to Xulon Press. Read on to learn more about our Xulon raffle winner!

JOANNE: First of all, congratulations on winning the Xulon raffle! What was your reaction when you found out you had won?

JULES: I was rather shocked. I haven’t really won a lot of prizes. Actually, a little bit of me doubted it was true,  but when it sunk in I was absolutely thrilled. I’m looking forward to getting started.

JOANNE: Do you have a book ready to be published? What do you plan to do with your prize?

JULES: I write poetry and have been since I was 17 (I am now 49). I’m thinking about doing a series about the I ams of God which I have been planning. Another possibility is about the way I see Jesus being a gentle gardener; that would be a devotional.

 JOANNE: You’ve been at FaithWriters for quite a while. Can you tell us what brought you there? What is your favorite part of it?

JULES: I enjoyed sharing my writing with people who are also Christians. I also enjoy the comments I get. I am looking to do the Writing Challenge more, as this would improve my poetry. I have started looking at the many types of poems but I find them very confusing sometimes.

JOANNE: Why do you write?

JULES: In the earlier days, I used writing to get feelings out: fear,  anxiety,  frustration and trying to think things through. Now it’s my way of serving the Lord and ministering into people’s lives the awesomeness of God.

I am just a mouthpiece for the Holy Spirit.

JOANNE: Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.

JULES: I have known Jesus all my life and was baptized when I was 16. I am very thankful to God for all His love, grace and mercy through times when life got rather bumpy. God was always there with me.

I am married and have two teenaged boys at the moment; my eldest will be twenty in September. We go to a local church which is just a five minutes’ walk. and my older son writes songs and loves the choir. My youngest is doing computer programing and my husband has his own business. I find poetry such a comfort and God my inspiration.

JOANNE: Is there anything else you would like to add?

JULES: I  already have a book on your site called I am Your Peace.  I am very thankful for your support and hope to put the new one up there too.

JOANNE: Thanks for letting us get to know you, Jules! Congratulations again!

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