Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Have You Heard of DearReader.com?

Suzanne Beecher runs a lovely book club where every day she "sends you a 5-minute portion of a book." This means that, for free, you can receive two or three chapters of a new book each week. (You can sign up for Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Good News, etc.). This is a great way to sample books from the comfort of your home or office! Suzanne also holds contests and writes a personal little blurb about what's going on with her at the beginning of each email. I started to feel like she is a friend!

So why am I so enthused with this book club? This week, Snow Angel, is being featured in the "Good News" category!! Thousands of club members will receive a "5-minute" portion of Snow Angel Monday-Friday of this week. If you haven't read Snow Angel yet, this is a great time to try a chapter or two for free. Just sign up at DearReader.com! Then click on the Snow Angel cover!

There is also a forum where you can discuss Snow Angel. I will be stopping by to chat with readers every day this week. And I would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Writing Class

I just got home from teaching a writing lesson to my son's third grade class. They were SO cute! I had wondered if I could fill the thirty minutes - ha! That was no problem! They had so many questions, were so sweet and curious about being a novelist and, in the end, reminded me how blessed I am to have this job.

With all the economic turmoil going on in our county, I find myself especially thankful and filled with gratitude for the people out there buying books. Some days this writing life feels more like a job than a ministry (a job I love! I'm not complaining) but as I prayed about it today, and then taught this class, God reminded me that He has plans for my books. They aren't mine!! Sometimes I forget that and take on the whole burden onto my own shoulders. It feels incredibly freeing to be reminded (again!) that He has everything under control and that His plans will be made manifest. Once again, all I have to do is have faith.

So a big thank you to anyone buying my books! I believe God will bless you beyond measure as you read them.

Wind Dancer will be out in less than a month! I can't wait to hold the final copy in my hands. It's the same feeling with every book and doesn't diminish in excitement at all! You can pre-order a copy on CBD or Amazon today!