MEET DELIA

WHO'S DELIA?

Oh, there you are - I'm so glad you found me! Please make yourself at home, and let's get acquainted. I'll go first... :)

A born-and-bred California gal, I grew up in a little community called Weedpatch. Nope, that's not a typo. It's a few miles southeast of Bakersfield, and in the...well, I won't say how many years since I left there...Weedpatch has even found its way onto a map or two.

Writing has been my passion since third grade, when I won an essay writing contest and took home the coveted prize: a beautiful bed doll with an overstuffed pink, quilted satin skirt. Remember them? Huge, padded skirts, some (like mine) with flat cardboard bottoms to accommodate display. The doll's feet were hidden away somewhere in all that finery, never again to see the light of day.  These fancy ladies were most often used as centerpieces for beds, and that's where mine went - smack in the middle of my unimposing bed in my

unmatched, Salvation Army-furnished bedroom. It was the most elegant item I had ever owned, and I was one proud little lassie.  (Ahem ... surely someone  else remembers those dollies?)​

Winning that contest made a profound impact on my young psyche - enough so that I never stopped writing. From those first little songs and poems and (very bad) short stories, I graduated to Staff Writer for a large daily newspaper; freelanced for an upper-scale regional magazine; and finally began writing fiction...which was my goal all along.

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If you enjoy good, clean, homespun Christian romance, you're in the right place.  Kick off your shoes and sit a spell....
"For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways."  
Psalms 91:11

Official Bio

Just for Fun

Delia Latham is a born-and-bred California gal, currently living in beautiful East Texas with her husband Johnny. She’s a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend—but above all, she treasures her role as a princess daughter to the King of Kings. Delia writes inspirational romance that almost always includes a touch of the divine in the form of angels or angelic activity, thus her tagline of "Heaven's touch in earthly tales."

A former newspaper Staff Writer and frequent contributor to her hometown’s regional publication, Bakersfield Magazine, Delia has also freelanced projects to public relations firms and magazines; compiled, edited, and designed cover art for various Kindness Incorporated projects; and sold greeting card verse. Many of her short stories, articles, and devotions can be found online. When she's not writing, she designs cover art and marketing materials for other authors. Samples of her work can be seen at www.heavenstouchdesigns.com

I found a photo of the type of doll I won in 3rd grade. As I mentioned, mine wore pink satin, but the concept is the same. I believe mine also had a much wider skirt, but perhaps she was bigger in my young mind than she actually was. I wish I knew what ever became of her...

Teachers, you never know what kind of influence your contests and prizes - and simple encouragement - may have on a child's future. My teacher's praise meant the world to me. Thank you, Mrs. Engle!

(I borrowed this photo from  ElisaLee's Creations  on Etsy.)

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