passion for writing began at an early age when at eight she
first magazine which she
sold door to door for a nickel.
also received a long awaited present of a journal for her
birthday that year.
The magazine folded in the first week, but the journal writing continues to the present day, filling her
closets to overflowing with decades of reflections.
Born in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Beverly graduated from college cum laude with a degree in art, which helps her write a more painterly world.
Southern fiction emanates from her
soul and reflects her
love of the arts and nature as well as her
desire to glorify God in all that she
writes to give readers hope in the redemptive purposes of God.
has spoken and sung about this hope for many years in churches and civic clubs at the local and state level in Georgia.
She has been a songwriter for twenty-five years and produced two projects composed of her own compositions.
She led worship services in her church for and in maximum-security prisons for women for many years.
Across the years, she
has had the privilege of seeing hundreds of women make decisions for Christ in these institutions.
In addition to the ten years she spent working in the fashion industry, the two years directing a ministry, and nine years home schooling her children she has also been involved in many volunteer efforts which have included: former President of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church Clergy Spouses, Lay Witness Mission Movement participant, certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church, board member for the University of Georgia Wesley Foundation and a participant in the Athens Symphony Chorus.
At the 2005, Blue Ridge Mountain Conference Beverly received three awards in the unpublished author's contest.
Since that time, she
has received two honorable mentions in the 2007 Writer's Digest Competition, and was a finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Gideon Media Arts Screenplay Contests.
In 2009, Beverly
was named a finalist in the international screenwriting competition, the Kairos Prize.
included in a book released in 2010, Faith and Finance.
In addition, in 2010 she
placed in the top ten for the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel.
other writing credits are Focus on the Family parenting magazines, and the Upper Room.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
Most recently, she's
signed a contract with Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures to produce her
screenplay, "Give My Love to the Chestnut Trees."
Due to a writing competition sponsored by the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, Beverly
was awarded a book deal with Westbow/Thomas Nelson.
Give My Love to the Chestnut Trees will be released in October 2011.
lives in North Georgia with her
husband, Jerry, their two children, two dogs, and several cats.
© Copyright 2010, Beverly Varnado