First up – it’s November. (What?! I cry, “When did that happen?!” and rush out to buy a turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie before it’s too late…)
We all have a LOT going on this time of year. Holidays are looming, so we’ll have parties, school programs, church events mid-season finales of our favorite TV shows… (Priorities, right?) But here on the blog, we’ve had lots happening that I know you’ll want to hear about. So here’s the news – things you’ll want to know about before the holiday rush rolls in!
THE GROVE — I’m blogging over at TheGROVEstory.com TODAY, with the first of a fun little experience I like to call, “toddler holiday meltdown”. If you’ve been there, you’re not alone. Authors are certainly not immune to the humbling experience that is parenthood, and the need for a little gentleness along the way.
Hope you join us at The Grove, because we’re chatting about this Fruit of the Spirit [GENTLENESS] all month long.
NEWS — Whoa! We’ve had some fun surprises in the last week… #ASparrowinTerezin received a nomination for RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards Inspirational Novel of the Year, and was included in Library Journal’s list of Best Books of 2015!
Our publishing team at HarperCollins Christian Publishing has a book in Target stores — (go pick up The Girl From The Train!), and everyone is so excited to share this beautiful story. (I read it for endorsement earlier this year and loved it. You’ll find that high praise in the front cover!)
And… we now have the final cover design for #TheRingmastersWife!!! I just can’t wait to share that with you all. Stick around the blog because we plan to have some fun with the cover reveal. (That’s code for: GIVEAWAY!)
MY HEART — Verse Mapping has been ministering to my ❤ so much this month! I’m still working my way through the book of Romans. Are any of you still verse mapping with the #VerseMapClub? I’d love to hear what you’re learning. Post a pic or mind-blown mapping moment to social media, and you could find them posted to my social media sites this month.
Keep mapping friends — it’s a blessing to worship Him with authentic time spent #intheWord!
COVER REVEAL — So, what you’ve probably been waiting for… I have super exciting COVER REVEAL news to share about The Ringmaster’s Wife! My publisher has pulled together a challenge – (2) Rounds that if met, I’ll get to reveal the cover! Here goes:
- Round #1: If 150 readers add THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE to their GoodReads ‘Want to Read’ shelf by Dec. 1st, we’ll unlock the cover on my Facebook page!
- If the challenge for the first round is met, we’ll reveal the cover AND as a special bonus, Round #2: If 250 readers add it, we’ll release an exclusive Chapter One excerpt in my next newsletter! 🙂
That’s it for us today… but watch the blog for giveaways and upcoming speaking engagements through the end of the year. I’ll be around, signing books and hanging out with readers into 2016!
In His Love,