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He Has Your Back

Maybe you are like me. Maybe you believe you can't do something and then you are amazingly blessed far above your wildest expectations and are given some fantastic dream. Then...once again there is a monumental task too great to overcome...seemingly.

Writing a book took an enormous amount of time and the editing and publishing process was time consuming but this marketing thing... I am not even sure if I can explain it.

IMPOSSIBLE.

Well, not really because I know God has my back and will see it through. I am not a person that has an easy time promoting myself. I don't even like my picture being taken. My publisher told me this week that at the huge retailers conference in Nashville this summer they won't even care about my book. They will have one question. "How do I plan to market my book?" I admit to being a bit discouraged by this. Even after I had just been told that it is time to do a second printing! Only 10% of books go to a second print. So that is very g…

Reflections of a Speaker

Reflecting on the conference I spoke at on Saturday... remembering the faces...rejoicing over new friends...reinforcing my mindset to encourage others. The theme verse is one of my favorites from Psalm 37:23-24. "The steps a man are established by the Lord and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the one who holds his hand."

Sharing my story and God's truths from His Word are pretty easy for me. Being concerned I don't ramble, keep to the timetable and come across clearly are what keep me up at night. I only slept two hours the night before. My mind races, I go over things I could share that aren't in my outline and ways I could enhance the message. I get to the location and sit in the quiet by myself and jot down a couple things, I look in a commentary on a passage. Then I pray that my mind settles and my message gets across clearly.

Your words not mine Lord. 

That's really the only thing that matters. We…

It's OFFICIAL!!!

The past six weeks I have had my copies of my book Not Really A Princess. And after the March 1 release date, the pre-ordered copies were sent out.

But now, as of April 1, anyone can go into a store and buy a copy or order one.


And I have a new title. Published Author. I do not think that if you would have asked me this 10 years ago, 5 years ago or even a year ago, I would have thought that possible. What a journey it has been.  It is almost anti-climatic after having copies sent out the past month. But now it opens up a new avenue. a HUGE avenue of the book getting into the hands of those who may need some encouragement.

A few months ago I considered having a publish party of some sort but I am not feeling that way now. My wish as it always has been with this project is to give hope to those in need.

I know many of you have already gotten your copy and some have even bought one for a friend. That thrills my soul. That was the goal.

I continue to pray for everyone who reads this book, …