Kay Marshall Strom… who am I? Well, I’m a writer… a traveler… a railer against social injustice. I’m a believer in Jesus Christ. I’m a 21st century abolitionist who speaks out against slavery of all kinds everywhere, including human trafficking. I am a beach walker and the off-key singer of songs. I’m a mother… a wife… a teacher… a friend.
Even so, most people know me as a writer and a speaker, so here is a bit more about that part of my life:
Of my 36 published books, five have been book club selections, eleven have been translated into foreign languages, and one has been optioned for a movie. My writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, television work and two prize-winning screenplays, books and stories for children, and booklets for writers. My writing has appeared in several volumes including More Than Conquerors, Amazing Love, and several versions of the NIV Devotional Bible. It is also included in a number of compilations, including various books from the Stories for the Heart series.
I speak at seminars, retreats, writer’s conferences, and special events throughout the country. I even speak on cruise ships! More and more my writing and speaking draw me to countries and cultures around the world. Not long ago I had the privilege of trekking through India, China, Indonesia, Sudan, Morocco, and Senegal – tape recorder and camera in hand – in order to tell “the rest of the story” of our donor dollars at work in the lives of individuals and villages around the world. Last year my husband Dan and I taught writing classes in India, I spoke in various cities throughout Japan, and I traveled to West Africa to research my new historical fiction, the Grace in Africa trilogy (the first book, The Call of Zulina, was released in 2009).