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About kaystrom

Kay Marshall Strom, who am I? Well, I’m a traveler, a railer against social injustice, a passionate citizen of the world. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I’m a 21st century abolitionist who speaks out against slavery of all kinds. I am a beach walker and a gardener and the off-key singer of songs. I’m a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend. Most people, though, know me as a writer and a speaker. So here is a bit more about that part of my life: Of my 43 published books, seventeen have been translated into foreign languages, and two have been optioned for movies. My writing credits include magazine articles, books for children, short stories, television scripts and two prize-winning screenplays. I love to write, and speak, about topics close to my heart. I speak at seminars, retreats, writer’s conferences, and special events throughout the country. And because I enjoy travel, I even speak on cruise ships. Because I don’t see how a writer can really reflect another people and land without spending time there, I’ve been trekking through India, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Sudan, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt, Japan and South Korea, tape recorder and camera in hand, to gather stories from the world-wide family of God. Thanks to my “virtual friendship” with John Newton, 17th century slave ship captain turned preacher, I traveled through Ireland. In West Africa I toured an old slave fortress off the coast and saw a tiny set of baby manacles bolted to the wall. I was struck dumb. From that horror came a story question, and from that question, my foray into fiction: The Grace in Africa trilogy. Come join me as I travel and rail against injustice. Maybe you will choose to be a 21st century abolitionist too.

3 Weeks Late, But I Saw The World!

Tweet Yes, I know.  This post is coming thee weeks late. But I have a really good excuse.  I had an opportunity to speak on a  cruise ship leaving San Juan, Puerto Rico, chugging 3 days to the Canary Islands, up … Continue reading

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Thank You to a Silent Savior

Tweet His name was Nicholas Winton, a quiet Englishman who recently died at the age of 106.  He never got around to talking much about himself. Probably no one would have known had his wife not found the dusty scrapbook in their attic, and that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dad

Tweet Had my dad lived three more months, he would have been 99 years old today.  99!  That’s so hard to imagine. If you’re no longer a young whipper-snapper, you probably recognize that weird phenomenon of getting set on a certain … Continue reading

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So You Want To Write A Book?

Tweet Write your book only if you can do it for the creative joy of writing.  Because if you don’t enjoy it, you likely won’t finish writing it.  And even if you do finish, most likely you won’t take the time and effort to do it the … Continue reading

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What if…?

Tweet What if  I lived in Syria instead of the USA?  What if my little granddaughters were out playing when the chlorine gas fell from the sky? What if they couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t help them? What if the … Continue reading

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Truth or Fiction

Tweet “It is as fatal as it is cowardly to blink at facts because they are not to our taste.” ~John Tyndall~ English Physicist (1820-1893)

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Once again, Poison Gas Raining Down

Tweet Several years ago, I told you about an amazing Iraqi soldier, fighting under Saddam Hussein in Desert Storm.  A member of the privileged class, he lived well and wanted for little. Amazingly, he was a Christian. When Saddam rained poison gas down … Continue reading

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Is Dinner Ready? I’m Starving!

Tweet Oh, how I hate to hear that lament!  I know, I know.  It’s just a saying.  And, yes, I have said it too.  But I still hate it.  That’s because I’ve seen starving people and they look nothing like … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Dogwood

Tweet In Jesus’ day, so the legend goes, dogwood trees grew as large and stately as oaks, and they were covered with beautiful blossoms in white or pink.  It was a dogwood tree that was chosen for Jesus’ cross.  Despite … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Tweet 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,     he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,     and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5    

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