Greetings! My moniker is H.M. Cook. I’m a former pagan turned devoted follower of Jesus Christ, wife, mother, and wordsmith. Over my 38 years on Earth I’ve come to understand that for some reason, unbeknownst to me, my use of the English language has been able to encourage and inspire others.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. In second grade I won a Young Authors’ contest hosted at my elementary school. I’ve had a few appearances in online and print magazines, won a contest here and there, but most recently I was chosen to appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable. The release date for this book is September 26, 2017. I’m both honored and humbled to join the Chicken Soup family!
2017 has been a year of soul searching and looking forward. Prior to my youngest child attending elementary school, I began debating what I would do with my time during the day. I’ve been raising children for the past 16 years, what now? Writing, inspiring, speaking, leading, believing, hoping, and choosing to make a difference somewhere and somehow – that’s what I do now.
At this point, I have no idea where this road will lead. All I know is that I’m being led by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and I will follow Him – wherever He may go. That’s good enough for me.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11