I’m a writer and artist living in Sturgis, Michigan. I’ve always dabbled in writing, but found that writing after brain surgery gave me an outlet to capture my experience. After my broken brain brought an Information Technology career to a halt and I struggled with head pain, facial paralysis, and single-sided deafness, I found that writing helped me express what I was feeling both physically and emotionally.
My right brain, subservient to my left brain throughout my career, now regularly finds a voice through writing as I strive to interpret emotions and experiences through words. I’m a member of the Kalamazoo Christian Writer’s critique group, Wordweavers, and Faithwriters.com.
I discovered Encaustic painting in 2014. It is the use of melted beeswax, fused to make incredible pictures. I now make art a frequent activity.
Voice of America, Speaking of Health interview:
Smiling Again: Coming Back to Life and Faith After Brain Surgery
Author: Sally Stap
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (March 1, 2014)
Contributing author to: (One chapter in each)
Trials and Triumphs: Hope Beyond Circumstances: 40 Life-Changing Testimonies by Faithwriters
Chapter: “God’s View is Better Than Ours”
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Mindstir Media (February 6, 2014)
The Transformation Project: A Word Weavers Anthology
Chapter: Motherhood Musings
Paperback: 166 pages
Publisher: Concerning Life Publishing (December 4, 2013)