That was a question that was posed to me in a dream and it led me on the most amazing journey…

My dream was about a boy named Gerald and he was feeling quite lonely (as was I at the time). I awoke after he completed painting an entire world on a blank canvas from the oceans to the land and every plant imaginable. He painted the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea and every creature in between… except humans.

When his father asked him why there were no humans, his answer was simple.

“Because they are mean.”

It was my journey in understanding the question I awoke with, and the desire to rectify the situation that led me to write “The Painting” my latest novel. I knew God HAD painted the humans, so I had to find out why.  What I discovered was something He wanted me to learn.

I look forward to sharing my journey with you in the coming weeks as the editing and publishing process continues.

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