My name is Christie Purifoy. I live with my husband and four children at Maplehurst, a Victorian red brick farmhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania.
My first book Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons was published by Revell in 2016. Look for my next book, Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace, out next year from Zondervan.
In 2010, I received a PhD in English Literature from the University of Chicago. A few years later I traded the classroom for a picket-fenced garden and an old writing desk. Today, I grow zucchini my four children refuse to eat. The zucchini-loving chickens are perfectly happy with this arrangement.
I believe that life, in all its pain and beauty and mystery, is a journey of love. Writing keeps my eyes wide-open to this astonishing reality.