Meet the Author
Hello, TPSers! I’m Isabelle Thom (It’s pronounced Tom; Scottish origin, for all of you etymologists.) I am sixteen years old, and I live in a section of East Africa where there are no giraffes or lions, but there are many camels.
When I’m not hopping countries, you can find me writing songs on the piano or guitar, filling orders at my home bakery, “The Izzery,” or madly typing out a new scene in my WIP.
I am currently taking Honors Algebra 2 with Mrs. K, (the best!), and this is my second year taking TPS math courses.
I love writing for three main reasons. The first is that writing is a superb outlet for processing. When it’s just you, a pen, and paper, bottled-up emotion can come out honestly and even beautifully. Later, when you’re ready, those honest words might help someone else understand more about themselves, take joy in little things they never saw before, or begin to heal.
Second, writing is a way of declaring truth to yourself. When we write about God’s glory, it is cemented in our hearts in a way that makes us leap inside and grow in our faith.
Third, writing can take you anywhere! You’ll be amazed by all that goes on in your head if you let your fingers run. You could go to outer space. You could go to an underwater refuge wherein lies a hostage octopus maid. You could go back to the day of the crucifixion and weep over the glorious sacrifice of Jesus. Writing is an outlet as well as a lens through which we can see ourselves and the world differently—without the pressure of human eyes, beneath only the gaze of God. He is well pleased when we create for His glory.