Blogger turned author who became known writing inspirational books like Grace for the Good Girl, Graceful (For Young Women), A Million Little Ways, and Simply Tuesday.
After studying at Columbia International University, she completed a degree in Educational Interpreting for the Deaf at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She later enrolled at Friends University to pursue a Master's degree in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership.
She has hosted the podcasts The Next Right Thing and the Hope*writers Podcast.
She and her husband John were married in 2001. He has worked in ministry. They have twin girls and one son. Her sister, Myquillyn Smith, is also an author.
Both she and Jared Sawyer Jr. are successful inspirational authors and speakers.