Kay Harper grew up on the edge of a cornfield in Missouri where she dreamed of becoming the world’s greatest actress! Her first audiences were the neighborhood dogs, cats and horses. She graduated to human audiences in church pageants and school plays. Even with her healthy imagination, she could never have dreamed what would ultimately come to pass in her life.
Kay’s first book, Stumbling into Grace, A Prodigal Daughter’s Long Journey Home, is a memoir that follows Kay’s thirty-two year search for significance as she escapes from and returns to a life with God at the center.
Although she documented her journey, most of the entries got tucked away in boxes and bins. In 2005, she reached into those files and began to combine the old stories, essays and poems with new ones—a process that took six years to complete.
Also in 2005, “It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Them” was published in I’ll Be Home for Christmas, an anthology from Xulon Press. “When I Went to the Moon with a Wink and a Prayer,” won 1st Prize in the travel writing category of a contest sponsored by www.storyhouse.com which published it online in 2008. She also contributed a short story to Matthew West’s, The Story of Your Life from Harvest House Publishers, 2011.
Writing is now Kay’s first love with acting running a close second. In 2003, she started a drama ministry, The Light Touch, to illuminate the stories and lessons of the Bible. Today, writing and performing these original skits has given her the desires of her heart.
Kay writes from her home in Florida—minutes away from the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico where pelicans dive, seagulls glide and dolphins spring to the sky.