About Christine Maria Jahn

My love of words began during daily sessions of crossword puzzles with my dad. My passion for writing grew to include poetry in high school, and further still during college.

I wrote my first manuscript the summer I graduated high school. I still have that manuscript, which was typed using a manual typewriter. No personal computers back in 1981 as we have now. Sometimes I miss the loud clicking of the keys as the letters hit the paper and getting ink on my fingers from changing the ribbon. And I can’t forget the ding, always letting me know when it’s time to do a cartridge return. Hah…some of you young ones are probably scratching your heads asking, “What’s a cartridge return and why is the typewriter dinging?”

My fascination with late eighteenth through early nineteenth century historical fiction was sparked when I first saw the music video “Stand and Deliver” by Adam and the Ants. I think I was around eighteen at the time. It was shortly thereafter that I bought my first historical fiction romance, A Rose in Winter, authored by the late Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. It remains my all-time favorite novel of any genre to this day.

As of this writing, I have published a Christian Regency titled, Saving Alessandra, and three inspirational children’s books: Child of Mine, Child of God, and Lamb of God. I have several other works started, but my focus keeps shifting as I get deeper into my faith. I put two sequels to Saving Alessandra on the back burner for the time being. I have started new work instead, including a book of inspirational poetry and essays, and a fourth children’s book. It’s funny how life constantly changes, but more so, how the heart changes when we let Jesus in. My words have more meaning these days as I want them to exhibit how God has worked in my life. It is no longer about obtaining followers on Twitter or increasing fans of my writing, but rather, am I sending out the Gospel to those who need to hear it? Do my words encompass a passion for Christ? If they do, is it with the same passion Christ demonstrated when He freely chose to die on the cross for me?

Yes, I may have started a writing career to make money. But I have been through so much the past few years, especially in 2017, that I have re-evaluated my priorities. Becoming rich from writing is no longer important. And let’s face it, it’s not many Indie authors who accomplish that feat. However, what I am rich in is the love of God, His faithfulness, His protection, and His provision. I AM HIS…me. A lowly sinner. I AM A CHILD OF GOD. And with a new depth of faith, my focus has dramatically shifted. My books are donated to missionaries around the world. Not because I want recognition. But for others to learn who Christ is, what He has done, and what He will do.

My next project? A mission trip to Senegal. A huge step since I was always the one saying, “Me…missions? No, not me. You’re kidding, right?” My answer now? “Why not me? After all that God has done for me. How could I not do what God is calling me to do?” Shame on me if I were to never tell people of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He has saved me. I want others to be saved, too.

Love and Blessings!
Christine Maria Jahn


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