Saturday, March 08, 2014

Author to author

Translating author Lynn Austin
Last Thursday night I had the honor and privilege to meet with author Lynn Austin. She came to The Netherlands to promote her first non-fiction title Pilgrimage.

In the weeks prior to her visit I slowly read her latest release and was pleasantly surprised. The book is filled with nuggets of wisdom and truth! Lynn writes with raw honesty about the desert period she went through in her own life. Pilgrimage is a very inspirational book. I can absolutely recommend it. Give it as an encouragement to a friend or family member who is going through a hard time!

It was such a fun evening. Lynn showed photo's from her trip to Israel and shared the spiritual lessons the journey through that dry land taught her. I was asked to translate her message; how cool is that?! Many people came to the event and enjoyed Lynn's message and book signing.

Our very own Dutch singer/songwriter Christian Verwoerd (click on his name to see a video clip from Israel) was present as well, and performed several songs. His music turned out to be just right for this evening.

PS: I just received word this week from two of my foreign translators. The German translation of Breath of Life and the Spanish translation of Grace of Giving are finished and ready to be edited!

I sincerely hope your week had some writing highlights as well!


  1. Congratulations, Marja. I'm sure it was an honor to help Lynn Austin. Also, I'm glad to hear about your translations being readied for editing.

    1. Thanks Cecelia, it was a fun evening. I feel encouraged to go on with my writing!

  2. What fun! And a wonderful learning experience too, I'm sure. I think I may need to pick up this book. Glad you shared this.

    Congratulations on the progress on the translations for your books! Excited for you! :)

    1. Yes, it was a great learning experience Karen (certainly in concentrating on the speaker)!


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