Getting to Know You: Stephanie Nickel

The next few weeks you will see a number of Getting to Know You posts. Each one will help you get better acquainted with one CES team member. Enjoy!

This first one introduces Stephanie Nickel. Stephanie was one of the first to join the CES team. She serves as a CES writer, editor, and coach. If you’ve not yet signed up to follow her CES blog, Monday Motivation, please do. Every week you will receive creative writing prompts and some great writing tips.

Here’s Stephanie . . .


Dave, my hubby of over 30 years, and I live with our daughter in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Our sons have flown the coop, one to Saskatchewan and the other to Scotland.

I had the immense privilege of coauthoring Paralympian Deborah L. Willows’ memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances, which was released by Castle Quay Books in January 2014.

I am currently working on three ebooks: a series of devotionals from the gospel of John; a collection of writing prompts taken primarily from my CES blog, Monday Motivation; and a collection of fitness tips, many of which have appeared on Christian fitness professional Kimberley Payne’s website.

In October, I participate in OctPoWriMo (October Poetry Writing Month) and write 31 poems in 31 days. In November, rather than participating in NaNoWriMo like so many other writers, I get involved in PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month). I hope to have my picture books published at some point in the future.

I am a freelance writer and editor, a labor doula (I offer physical and emotional support to moms as they birth their babies), and a former personal trainer. I also love taking nature pictures and am in the midst of starting a photographer’s website.

The Lord drew me to Himself when I was just a child. Amazingly, I continue to experience many “ah ha” moments as He teaches me new things through His Word, my interactions with my brothers and sisters in Christ, and the many books I enjoy reading, both fiction or nonfiction.

I am an active member of The Word Guild and InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. I blog about my many interests . I’d love for you to follow me Facebook . . . and on Twitter . . . and visit my website:

2 thoughts on “Getting to Know You: Stephanie Nickel

  1. Loved reading your story, Stephanie. Nice to ‘meet’ you. Love your red hair and glory-of-God smile!

    Those “ah ha” moments from the Lord are so powerful and priceless. ♡

    Congratulations on your many hard-earned achievements and praise God for the many gifts He has birthed and developed in you.

    Cheering you on to further good deeds and finishing the race set before you with His strength, empowerment, and courage.

    So glad to have you on our team!

    – Jen Miller, CES Editor & Coach


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