[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”206″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Britney Lyn Hamm is a writer, editor, wife, and mom of three with a passion for Jesus, a passion for people, and a passion for writing. She believes words, particularly stories, are powerful vessels of life-transforming truth. Reading and writing have been instrumental in her own growth and spiritual walk, and her desire is that her writing transforms the way other people think, feel, and live.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Britney began inhaling fiction at a young age, and began writing her own stories shortly after. Her classical secondary education taught her the art of critical thinking, articulating thought, writing, and public speaking. She then went on to college in Kansas City and obtained a degree in Psychology from UMKC, where she met the love of her life while he was sharing the gospel of Jesus with a student. Together they have been ministering to college students for nearly a decade. She is passionate about seeing the gospel transform every area of life and loves walking young women through the college years and all that comes with them.
Her experience working with women in college ministry has exposed her to the real problems of real people who are grappling with questions of life, love, God, pain, and suffering. She has listened to the stories of countless girls who are dealing with the effects of broken relationships, dysfunctional families, sexual and physical abuse, body image, and bondage to a pursuit of goodness apart from Jesus. She believes there is only one answer to all of these problems – and that answer wrapped up in the person of Jesus Christ, who loves and pursues us with a passionate, earth-stopping, life-transforming, unrelenting love.
For the last six years, Britney has been helping nonprofits and small businesses capture and communicate their message to their audience through content and design. In 2016, she edited a nonfiction book written by a survivor of sex trafficking called The Same Kind of Human: Seeing the Marginalized and Exploited through Eyes of Love. She is set to begin editing another book in the coming months.
In her own writing, Britney focuses on real characters who experience the harsh realities of a broken world and the God who, through his love, makes all things new. Spiritual truth laces her stories, and her stories are the fruit of her own questions, doubts, struggles, and realizations in her journey with God.
Recently, Britney accomplished the first half of her lifelong dream: writing a novel. Her debut novel, Finding Freedom, follows a survivor of abuse who is running from her past and finds herself in a seaside town in Maine where she meets a family of people who love her unconditionally and an intriguing musician who threatens to win her heart. As her past catches up with her, she is faced with the question: will she remain shackled to the demons that chases her, or will she find freedom through a love that conquers all things, even death?
Britney is pursuing the second half of her dream: getting her novel published! Her prayer is that wherever the publishing journey leads, God will use the raw brokenness of the characters in her story juxtaposed with the unrelenting pursuit of a loving God to breathe life and hope into those who are hurting.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]