About MB Dahl:

Through the BalustradeMB Dahl is a skilled writer who uses her gifts to share messages that matter.

Having won awards for dramas, short stories, and novels, Dahl enjoys writing just about anything.

She works as a technical writer for a software company by day, but spends her off time focused on writing stories to help people who are messed up and broken, but not staying there. She writes for the warrior inside of all of us who wants to stand up and fight, but who feels like a failure, fraud, and freak. Her debut novel, Through the Balustrade came out in 2013.

Through the Balustrade illustrates a young girl’s journey through her own insecurities to discover truth and hope. Its sequel, Into the Oblivion, will come out in 2017. 

Christian Writers HubIn addition to her writing efforts, Dahl seeks to help others on their journey.

She leads a local chapter of the internationally established Word Weavers critique group, and she launched the Christian Writers Hub, a group dedicated to instructing writers in their craft.

She is also a member of the ACFW and the Light Brigade.

In addition to all of that, when she’s not napping or searching frantically for her cape, Dahl moonlights as an acquisitions editor for Taberah Press. A fiction imprint of Sonfire Media, Taberah Press publishes messages that matter and don’t hit you over the head with the truth. Dahl also contributes posts and artwork to WeBelieve.me, a mission group dedicated to reaching millennials with the truth of Jesus via the use of media.

 

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From MB Dahl:

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CaptureI suppose this section is supposed to be like a vanity plate on a car. Short and sweet and revealing of who I am.

Speaking of vanity license plates, I’ve thought about what I would put on mine.

K2CLMBR.

I would love to climb K2 (the second highest mountain in the world). But I’m never going to. No way. I’m not willing to spend the time or money it would take to accomplish such a feat. Plus it seems like a bad way to die. So putting that on my license plate would feel like a big fat lie, and I don’t like to lie.

I could put LIFECLMBR or HOPECLMBR or WRITINGCLMBR or WARRIOR. Those things are true.

IMG_2867I am willing to put time and money into those things, and they don’t seem too terribly dangerous—at least not life threatening. Maybe they should be though.

Shouldn’t the things we want, the kind of person we long to be, and our hopes dreams come with a hefty price tag? I think they should. You know, if it comes free, then it’s not worth much. Our desires, growth as a person, and life accomplishments should probably take some time, hard work, and be pricey, and I guess they should eventually lead to our death because, at the very least, we should be working at them until we take our last breath. 

I’m a writer. I think about it when I get up in the morning. I go to work and do it all day long, and then I come home and sneak away to do it whenever I can. So far I’ve spent more on my writing career than I’ve made, and I’m not very well-known. Still, I’m thankful that it’s not easy. I’m glad it costs me something. And I’m ready to get up and do it all again tomorrow. 

So, how about you? Are you working at your dream yet? Figured out who you are? It’s never too late. Ever.

Wake up, Warrior. You’ve got a lot to do!

 

 

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