My First Blog Post as an Author!!

Hi there!! I’m Lauren Compton, and this is my first ever post on Novels That Encourage! πŸ˜€

Before I say anything else, allow me to introduce myself in dot point!

I’m . . .

  • a daughter
  • a sister
  • a music teacher
  • an author
  • a lover of words
  • saved by grace
  • a pianist
  • a book worm
  • a want to be crotchet enthusiast πŸ˜‰

To put it simply, I’m a daughter of the King with a love for enjoying the beautiful creation God has made. Living on a sheep farm (at the foot of some lovely mountains) gives me plenty of opportunities to step outside and breath in the fresh Aussie air. πŸ˜€



It’s the perfect setting for writing novels that are set in rural Australia! My family’s farm is home to chickens, turkeys, cows, sheep, alpacas, horses, dogs, cats, and plenty of Australian wildlife!



I strive to capture the beauty God has placed around me in words on a page. That’s one of the things I love about writing!

(And no, I wasn’t up early enough to see that amazing sunrise! πŸ™ My dad took the photo!)

As well as being a country girl, I delight in making music and teaching it to others. I’ve been playing the piano since I was little, and a couple of years ago, God blessed me with being able to add harp to my instrument list too! Here’s a photo of me and my brand-new harp that arrived a number of months ago!

And of course, I love words and writing! My parents read me and my siblings books when we were babies, and I guess my love of books grew from there! I definitely live in a family of books worms (some more so than others!). When I was younger, I devoured multiple books every week, but it soon became a challenge to find goodΒ books to read. That’s really what spurred me on to become a writer. Behind every word I pen is the desire to provide families (and other girls like me!) God-honouring, engaging novels.

My desire and prayer is that everything on this website, blog, and in my books, encourages you to love and trust God more. πŸ˜€ It’s certainly the beginning of an adventure–one that I hope you’ll join me on!

At this point, I’m planning on posting weekly with the occasional bonus post thrown in. You can expect to find posts every Wednesday (Tuesday if you live in America!). I’ll post about my writing, God’s goodness, author adventures, and snippets of life! I’ve already got a line up of blog posts ready to publish on the blog, so be sure to check back soon.

In the meantime, please go exploring around Novels That Encourage and leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by! I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on my website or some of your favourite authors, books, or even a favourite Scripture verse. πŸ™‚ Let’s get to know each other!

To learn more about me, why not have a look at my About page. There you can find out some of my favourite novels and other interesting titbits (including the story of how I got started as an author). Or if you’d rather skip all that and go straight to my book page, here’s a link to where you can read a sample of my debut novel, Jayne’s Endeavour.

I think it’s appropriate to end this post with a portion of God’s Word (and something I desire to keep in mind in all that I do here).

Β Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31

I’d love to stay in touch with you! Join my author newsletter to get exclusive news and specials!

May God bless and strengthen you as you strive to serve Him!
Lauren Compton





10 responses to “My First Blog Post as an Author!!”

  1. Yay!!!! So happy to see you’ve launched your website! Many blessings! <3 <3 <3

    1. Thanks so much Amanda! πŸ˜€ Your encouragement is appreciated!

  2. Hi Lauren,
    I am so jealous of that sunrise! Where I live we are surrounded by pines and by the time we see the sun it is well in the sky.
    Your enthusiasm for God’s word is refreshing, and books that incorporate it well into their stories is something we sorely need. Your book sounds deeply intriguing, I cannot wait to read it and pray pray it will do well by His standards.

    1. Hi Emily! Thank-you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! πŸ˜€ I know! God’s ever-changing canvas is amazing!!
      Thank-you so much for you encouraging words! I’m very excited to share Jayne’s Endeavour with you soon! πŸ˜‰

  3. Okay, now I want to visit Australia! The pics are amazing! Your site looks great! I look forward to your new posts!

    1. Thanks so much, Ryana! πŸ˜€ I look forward to sharing future posts with you!! Haha! Then you’ll have to pay me a visit! πŸ˜‰ God has certainly blessed my family with a beautiful place to live.

  4. Hi Lauren! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to read your novel. I’m sure your story will be a blessing to all young ladies desiring to honour our Saviour by the books they read.

    1. Thank-you for your encouragement! I can’t wait to share it with you. πŸ™‚ I certainly hope and pray that Jayne’s Endeavour will be a blessing to all who read it.

  5. Congratulations Lauren! Your website is beautiful

    1. Thanks so much, Shelby! πŸ˜€

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