Get to Know an Author and Ceramic Tile Artist
Inspired by Gina was created after many heart-wrenching life events for me and my family. I began writing in a journal to help me stay strong and healthy for my children. The journals became poems; more about inspiration and life lessons God was walking me through, rather than the drama I was leaving behind.
On a mission trip with my church to rebuild Lakeshore, Mississippi from Hurricane Katrina, I met and heard stories from two surviving families. I was helping grout tile in both of these homes. After hearing their stories, I wrote a poem on one of their tiles as a life token of this experience. I began drawing and writing on tiles since then.
The title "Inspired by Gina" is about me finding my true self, Gina. The book and the tiles are my heart.