“In her strong debut...Stephens convincingly fleshes out her characters and crisply portrays 19th-century English sensibilities. Those familiar with the story of Ruth will notice the obvious, though loose, parallels, but Rena and Barric’s tale stands firmly on its own with surprising turns and great emotional depth.”
- Publishers Weekly Review
Hello, I'm Naomi!
I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. I started writing stories when I was about seven-years-old, and I've been writing ever since. My debut novel, Shadow among Sheaves, was released with Barbour Publishing in 2019. Joining the Christian fiction community has felt like a homecoming of sorts, the most joyful kind of experience.
I read across many genres. Fantasy. Young Adult. Historical. The classics. I'm especially fond of broody British literature, characters who lovingly vex one another, and the occasional murder plot, so long as the detective is witty or quirky enough to make me laugh along the way.
Beyond the screen, I'm a homebody at heart. I love reading to my children. I love cooking with my husband, who has spent more than twelve lovely years making me laugh as we move about the kitchen. I dabble in photography. I drink a lot of tea, and I bake a lot of scones. Sometimes I use said scone-baking to procrastinate when I should probably be editing instead. It's part of my "process."
I always love hearing from readers, so feel free to reach out if you have any bookish questions.
I can't thank you enough for visiting and for taking the time to read!
Blessings in Christ,