Beverly Clopton, the eldest of nine children, grew up in Dallas and completed her undergraduate studies in the great state of Texas before embarking on a 40-year calling as a professional educator in the Dallas, Denver, and Los Angeles public school systems.

When her momma asked what job she was planning to get, Beverly replied, “I’m going to be a writer.” Not missing a beat, Beverly says her mom retorted, ” Writing is not a real job! You have to get a job that pays money.” And because in those days, one did what momma said do, Beverly applied for positions at the post office and the local school district. She passed qualifying tests for both and waited. The school district called first, and as the decades passed, she found solace in what she calls “writer’s refuge” – journaling.

In addition to her avocation as a writer of Christian non-fiction, Beverly is an avid reader of multiple genres. She enjoys book club gatherings, travel whenever possible, volunteering in the gift shop at her local hospital, serving as a prayer warrior on a nationwide weekly prayer line, and answering to the moniker “Nyanya” (Swahili) for grandmother to four grandchildren. Recently she remarked to a friend that her senior years are proving to be as fun and adventurous as those of her younger. “Life is a gift from God,” she proclaims, “one that we eagerly unwrap each morning with confidence that what’s inside will bless us in some way or another.”

Stepping into retirement offered Beverly the opportunity to return to her first loves—the written word and the Word of God. She has since published three books of devotions, including Heaven or Bust: Journey to GlorySonshine: Reflections of Faith, and her most recent book, Surviving Pitfalls on the Path.