Hi everyone! My name is Heather Snyder, and I am so excited to begin writing for The Engrafted Word. You might recognize me from my own blog—Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen, which will celebrate its four-year anniversary in February! After earning my B.A. in English and Secondary Education and my M.A. in English, I attended my first writing conference. Each author I spoke with encouraged me to pursue writing, and the first thing I created was my blog.

My blog has been a labor of love. Each year has brought more growth, and it is wonderful to see how the Lord has changed my writing and me throughout these last four years. I love writing book reviews, interviewing authors, and taking part in book tours, yet it has also been so lovely to get to know other writers in the Christian fiction world. My work with the Daily Megaphone and First Line Fridays has introduced me to so many remarkable people. I cannot wait until I get to meet them in person at a conference one day! Writing is such a gift, and it is something I do not call my own. I am so grateful for this gift that the Lord has given to me, and I am so happy to be able to share my stories with you.

Savanna is such an amazing friend, and I am so honored to be cowriting with her on this blog. There are so many wonderful things in store for you dear readers! Please do not hesitate to contact me via my blog or my social media. Savanna and I both are thrilled about this new writing journey, and we are praying for each of you. Have a wonderful day friends and happy reading!