Hi! And welcome to my website for the Dream of Hope Series!
I'm C. D. Hulen, the author of The Brethren Rise, the first book in the series the Dream of Hope. I was born in Virginia where I am homeschooled and live with my parents and six siblings.
From a very young age I have been telling stories, however not always through writing due to my dyslexia. Up until age 11, I was unable to read or write past the first grade level. However that did not stop my parents from feeding my passion for stories and storytelling. From listening to history, being read the Chronicles of Narnia, or learning the way of the LORD through the Bible and prayer, I have learned much and regret not the inability to read or write. As the Bible says, "His power is made perfect in our weakness," so has God's power shone through my weakness.
I began The Brethren Rise on January 13th of 2015, at the age of 14. When it began, it was originally a setup for a book that was later put down. By January of 2016, the third draft of the book was finally completed and we began a much deeper edit that ended in August with the last draft.
The Brethren Rise is not published yet, however by God's power I believe it will be. However, even if it never shows up on the shelves of a bookstore, I have no regrets and wouldn't change any of the time spent over these last few years. The story is what it is, one of redemption and sorrow, truth and triumph. It's a story that I see in myself, the story God told me to write.
Finally, as the Brethren Rise took shape over the last few years, so did the future of the Dream of Hope Series where I plan to write new stories about the Brethren and their struggles as they find out that the Dream of Hope will come. Thanks again for visiting my website - please be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or your favorite social network. Also please leave me suggestions or comments.
C. D. Hulen
-- The Dream of Hope will come....