Peace to all who enter these gates!
The above castle, painted in watercolor by Debbonnaire Kovacs, has a breach. You can see red scaffolding, ladders, and tools where the breach is being repaired. Her deepest focus in all her work is on healing breaches—in the inner soul, between self and other, and between self and the Divine.
Kovacs has been making up stories since she was very small, and writing them down since she could hold a pencil, selling her first story at the age of eleven. She began writing full-time in 1994 and has since published 22 books including textbooks and a ghost-written book, 6 small booklets, and over 700 stories and articles, as well as speaking at conferences, women’s retreats, churches, and other gatherings, and teaching writing classes to both children and adults. She is the Features Editor and Poetry & Arts Editor at Adventist Today Magazine, Web Edition.
She is also a spinner, weaver, lace maker, gardener, and a lover of animals and music, all of which interests she brings into her writing and teaching, because she doesn’t believe in boring! She believes we are to love God and each other with our whole selves, and whatever we do should show that.
I am actively seeking speaking engagements. I especially love to address themes of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please contact me through my “Contact” page.
The best and safest haven from a hectic life is hiding deep within the center of your being where you can find soul-satisfying oneness with the Creator who loves and sustains you. Springhaven Castle represents that place of safety. In the center of the courtyard, where you are now, an overflowing spring sparkles in the sunlight, representing the Eternal Life brought by God’s Holy Spirit. When the stresses of daily life crack the walls of even that haven, it is my prayer that my words—fiction, nonfiction, spoken, or written—may help you repair the breach.