Author's A to Z

Welcome to this years 2012 Author’s A to Z Project hosted by the Proud Book Nerd! I am beyond excited to be participating this year and have worked very hard to get Author’s for ever letter. Be sure to leave a comment here and to check out our hosts Author’s as well!! Thanks for dropping by!

A LAST YEAR Louisa May Alcott and Jane Austen

The letter A is being represented by Tessa Afshar, who wrote Pearl in the Sand, which I read via NetGalley in April 2012.

A Little Bit about Tessa Afshar from her website
Tessa Afshar was born in a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She survived English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her mid-twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDIV from Yale University where she served as co-Chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last twelve years in full and part-time Christian work and currently serves as the leader of Women’s and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.