Jacci lives with her husband in Nevada's high desert. They spend their mornings hiking through the sagebrush with their big yellow dog, Rocky.
Jacci loves chocolate, babies, and coffee with friends. She's worn many hats in her lifetime: therapist, school counselor, campus minister, and mom. Her favorite hats are her writer and grandmother hats, which come in wild colors and don't fit too tightly.
Jacci has written Bending Willow,about Riley and Mia, in search of a father who doesn't know they exist. It is the first book in The Finding Home Series. Bending Willow has been on Amazon's top 100 Middle Grade Action/Adventure list since it came out and represented Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. In addition to sharing her stories about Riley and Mia, Jacci is the author of the Amazon best-selling young adult series, The Finding Home Series.
Jacci has an active blog and has written articles for Middle Shelf Magazine and Conversations Journal. She loves connecting with readers so give her a buzz on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Linkedin, Tumblr, or Instagram.
Have you ever walked a labyrinth? It's a fun spiritual practice and you'd be surprised where you find them. Try googling "Labyrinths near me." There are a lot of ways to walk on, but here is what I usually do.
I often pray out all the things that are bothering me as I wind my way toward the center of the labyrinth. When you get to the center—which takes a while, so don’t rush it—there is a God space. I think of it as the goal, or center, a place of union with the Divine. I like to try to leave my worries there. Then, on the way out, I think of all I have to be grateful for, and there are many things. This makes me a different person with a new perspective when I leave my burdens in the hands of someone bigger than me, and with the gratefulness for all my blessings on my mind.