Friday, August 10, 2012

Fabulous Friday Feature: Casey Herringshaw

Today I welcome a kindred spirit, an inspiration, a sparky personality, and future authoress.  

I met Casey through ACFW and found her to be a rich source of Christlike friendship. When I asked Casey to share the "real" her with you, she said:

Defining You

I’m a writer. Words make up my world into a brighter, cheerier place (though sometimes when my characters misbehave, it can become a darker, more dangerous existence. ;-)

I have a list of words that describe me. Words that make up who I am to my friends, my family and to myself.

Nerdy knitter.
Avid reader.
General all-around farm girl.
Aspiring author.
Contest finalist.
Jewelry designer.
Nurses’ Aide.

I wear a lot of hats. I use a lot of words. But you know the most important ones to me? The words that represent those closest in my lives. Daughter. Sister. Child of the King.

Sure, being an aspiring author is great. Donning the scrubs is a challenge. And making the jewelry is just plain fun, but they don’t represent me.

Some people would say it’s my chair-dancing personality sneaking out and I’m just a fun-lovin’ gal. (That’s what my ACFW friends would say.)

My Alley Cats would just call me cheeky and sassy (when they are having a friendly, be-nice-to-Casey) day.

My family would tell you I’m helpful and a great daughter (might as well aim for the best, right??) but can be a might disagreeable at times.

But what I do I really want to be labeled for? What words do I want people to think of when they see me?


Those are the words I want remembered of me and spoken of when my name is said. I want my heart to be so synonymous with Christ’s that nothing can separate one from the other.

If you had three words you had to pick, which ones would you choose and hope people would say of you? I hope you’ll share in the comments, I’d love to get to know you!

Casey Herringshaw is a homeschool graduate and has been writing since high school. She lives in rural Eastern Oregon in a town more densely populated with cows than people. Taking the words and stories God has placed on her heart and putting them on paper is one of her highest passions in life. Casey is a member of ACFW. You can connect with her through her personal blog,Writing for Christ and her writing related group blog,The Writer's Alley 

Some day you will hold one of Casey Herringshaw's books in your hand. You'll stay up late trying to finish a chapter then tell all your friends the next day. For now, please share a word of encouragement for Casey.


Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

I LOVE BE-NICE-TO-CASEY DAYS!!! Seriously, you have such a beautiful, fun, sassy spirit about you, given by God. I love claiming you as friend!

Hhhhmmm, what I want others to think about me...okay, how about, Jesus-follower, loving, happy-laughter-guru (I love to laugh!)

Casey said...

Sherrinda, I love them too! Hehe. ;)

Girlfriend, I can't WAIT to meet you, I hope you plan to hang around a couple hours.

LOVE your descriptive words. Totally you. Love that laugh. :D

Casey said...

Hello Mary!! Thank you so much for hosting me! It's so awesome to visit you in your cyber home. And the pictures you new best friend, you picked great (safe) ones. ;-D

Mary Vee Writer said...

Hey Sherrinda,
Thanks for stopping by to see Case and me. You picked good words to describe you:)

Mary Vee Writer said...

It's gonna be a fun few days having you here. Oh, and I left those other pics at home:)

Unknown said...

Casey, I love this. :)

My list is somewhat similar to yours. :) Voracious reader. Aspiring author. Quaking query-ier. :) But thanks for the reminder that sister, daughter, BFF, friend, neighbor, teacher, saved-by-grace-sinner...*these* are the words that are the most important to me.


Mary Vee Writer said...

I think many of us stand by you in the quaking query-ier category.
Will you be at the conference?
Hope so.
Thanks for joining us today.

Unknown said...

Unfortunately, not this year. :) I'm in my junior year of college... but maybe next year!

Ava Walker Jenkins said...

Casey, I loved, loved, LOVED what you said about you name being linked to Christ's. What a wonderful aspiration for all of us to try and achieve. Struggling a bit to narrow it down to three words, which happens to be the problem with my lengthy manuscript, but here they are:

God's daughter

Yeah, yeah, I know . . . I cheated a little with the hyphens. :-)Have a great day!

Casey said...

Rachelle, oh yes ma'am! Never forget how special you are to others. We are more than just the sum of our experiences. We are made so much up of those who love us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Casey said...

Ava, cheat all you want! I think those are great things to be--how special that makes you to those who love you best! :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Sounds like your plate is full with exciting things. Perhaps another year?

Mary Vee Writer said...

I too like your choices.
Write them down and paste them by your computer as a reminder. Great words:)

Julie Lessman said...

YES, you "wear a lot of hats," Case, but the best one to me is "friend extraordinaire," because you truly are!! I am SO grateful for your friendship and hope to dance at your wedding!! :)