It’s been over 8 months now since I first signed with a publisher. A lot of blood, sweat and tears have been shed since this journey began but now the fun part begins. My “official release” is in about 2 weeks, but my first Pre-Release events are just three days away…This is the part where this story changes hands and goes from just our family to you the reader. It feels like hosting the biggest open house you could imagine and inviting everyone in to share your life with them.
The funny part about that statement is I am about as far from a hostess as you could imagine. My mom and my younger brother are amazing at it, but I drew the short stick in that area. Mom thinks of every detail when she has people over and loves to host. I remember many Thanksgivings where I had my own name decoratively positioned at my seat while being surrounded by beautiful touches added everywhere to make the gathering special. My brother Justin’s forte is his food. Every event has a plethora of different foods and they are always delicious. I, on the other hand, am the type who would rather drive four hours round trip that be in charge of hosting.
But, as this whole process has taught me, sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone and do something you never thought you’d do (like writing a book). And inviting the world into the intimate details of our family is a big part of that step. But it is one that I am more than excited about because I believe God has plans to use this story to inspire, to meet people where they are and give them hope.
The past week has been a lot of fun, doing newspaper and radio interviews to prepare for the release. It brings the story to life again every time I retell it and helps me to never forget how miraculous it truly is. And so I can’t wait to get this ball rolling and talk about it over and over with all of you, and see how it touches your life. I look forward to seeing God continue to move.
So….LET’S DO THIS!
Here is a replay of my radio interview from this past week about the book.
UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING EVENTS:
Saturday, November 4th from 10 am to 2 pm at Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton PA
Sunday, November 5th from 10 am to 2 pm at Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton PA
Saturday November 11th from 10 am to 1 pm at Country Cupboard, Lewisburg PA
For anyone who would like a signed book but is unable to come to the events, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to send you one.