I am a British-born author, writer, and speaker inspiring women in praying naturally: becoming comfortable and confident in our conversation with God. Welcome to Praying Naturally!

God wants us to talk to him, it’s as simple as that. But often we find prayer difficult. We can be taught the importance of prayer and we want to be consistent in our prayer lives, but still we find it hard to follow through. My readers have told me that praying regularly, staying focused and knowing what to say are their three main struggles with prayer. If it’s the same for you, then you are in the right place.

Books on prayer are plentiful, but here I want to help you practice prayer. I want to give you practical ways to pray so you are praying regularly, you can stay focused and you do know what to say. Most of all though, I want your relationship with your heavenly Father to grow. God wants you to talk to him and he is delighted when you do. 

Explore and read the articles on this site but also subscribe so you have access to the many prayer resources I have available. I look forward to walking on this prayer journey with you.

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If you are an event planner, find out more on my Speakers Page and request me to speak at your event.

I am a contributing author to a number of traditionally published books, Guidepost publications, and online with Bible Study Tools. 

I am also the creator and writer of an Amazon Alexa skill: “Alexa, say a prayer,” which receives approximately 1,500 requests per day. 

In addition to my writing and speaking, I am a professional speech coach with Robyn Dykstra, coaching speakers on crafting a strong, powerful message.  I am also Director of reNEW – retreat for New England Writing and Speaking. This retreat is open to both beginner and seasoned writers and speakers and offers all a chance to be renewed and trained in their calling. I also edited and contributed to the Selah 2023 Award nominated book The Courage To Write, an anthology of stories contributed by reNEW alumni.

The Formal Stuff About Me

I am represented by Barb Roose of Books & Such Literary Management.

I have a Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Theology cum laude from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Prior to studying, I served women on ministry staff at Grace Chapel, a large non-denominational church in New England.

In London I worked in newspaper and magazine publishing, and for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

The Fun Stuff About Me

I’m a Brit and moved with my husband, also British, to the United States in 1995. Since then, we have lived on the east coast of the USA.

I’m a regular at airports; whether it’s traveling between New York City, Tampa, Florida and the mountains of Colorado, or visiting my two of my three young adult children in Los Angeles and Oxford, England.

I love to ski. In the winter you’ll find me on the slopes of Breckenridge mastering the bumps and double black diamond runs. In the summer, I like the challenge of climbing a 14er.

I am married to Colin and we have three young adult children; daughter Phoebe and twin boys George and Maximilian.



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