Varina Denman enjoys writing fiction about women and the unique struggles they face. She seems to have a knack for describing small town life, and her debut novel, Jaded, won the ACFW Genesis Contest, the BRMCWC Selah Award, and the INSPYs Bloggers’ Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature.
She attended three universities over a span of five years, majoring in four subjects and earning zero degrees. However, she can now boast sixteen years as a home educator, volunteering in her local cooperative where she has taught numerous subjects including creative writing and literature.
Even though Varina has spoken at ladies’ retreats and taught women’s Bible classes, she finds the greatest fulfillment facilitating prayer groups. Varina lives in North Texas where she helps with the Marriage and Family Ministry in her home congregation. She is represented by Jessica Kirkland of Kirkland Media Management.
Fascinating facts beyond the official author bio . . .
I eat very little sugar because it makes me intolerably cranky.
I have naturally curly hair. (which I despised during childhood/adolescence, but have since made peace with)
I blossomed sometime between the 7th and 8th grades. (as you can see)
My house is two-story with the brick painted gray. (Nod to Joanna Gaines.)
I taught British Literature in our home school co-op, but prefer teaching Algebra.
I once performed in a half-time show of a Dallas Cowboy football game. (Yay for marching band!)
I enjoy figuring my taxes.
I played with baby dolls until I was in junior high.
I’ve been married twenty-nine years.
I was nauseatingly shy as a child.
When I was in schooling … I didn’t enjoy writing.
We unplugged our television fifteen years ago and haven’t missed it yet.
I often rise at 5:00 in the morning so I can write in peace.
My favorite movie of all time is “Pride and Prejudice” (the one with Colin Firth and Jenifer Ehle).
I have five children, one husband, and a Pomeranian.
I like antiques and depression glass.
I’m addicted to banana-strawberry-chocolate-peanut-butter smoothies. With granola.
In fourth grade I won 3rd place in the hula hoop contest.
Sometimes when I answer the phone they ask if my mother is home. (Update: cancelled our landline. No longer a problem)
I didn’t start writing until I was forty-two years old. (I was real busy before that)
My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice. (the one by Jane Austen)
I graduated as valedictorian of my high school class. (Out of 50 graduates)