Isn’t this a beautiful sight? The books are here. Now the job of marketing begins. I had a great visit with Sharon Kizziah Holmes, (PaperBack Press) my publisher, this afternoon. We discussed “Grandpa Forgot My Name” as well as other upcoming projects. She gave me helpful advice about marketing. Thank you, Sharon, for your expertise in publishing. The book is available on Amazon and most other online retailers.
You can purchase the book here, in paperback and Kindle versions: http://amzn.to/2hyL3E8
I wrote this story about 15 years ago after my daddy died with Alzheimer disease. I sent it to several children’s magazines for publication, but it was never accepted so I moved on to other things. Last March, I showed it to Sharon Kizziah Holmes and she agreed to publish it for me through Kids Book Press. I am so grateful to her and to Carlos Lemos, who did the amazing illustrations. My prayer is now that God will use it in the life of many children and adults who are facing the difficult circumstance of having a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
I am also excited that my first historical fiction book Romance Along the Rails is getting closer to publication. We are working on the cover, and it is in the final editing stages. My dream of being published is finally coming to fruition.
Many years ago, when I first wrote Tables on the Prairie — now Romance Along the Rails — God gave me these verses in Habakkuk 2:2-3 “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
November – The Month of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving – The word evokes so many mental images: dinners with extended family and way more food than we needed; the annual football game with brothers, cousins and friends; card games (Rook and Pit) with everyone around the table. Great, great memories! Is that really what Thanksgiving is all about?
It should be about an attitude of our heart. We have so much to be thankful for. All we have to do is look around to see our blessings. Family and friends are a big part of that, but there is so much more. First and foremost is the fact that our Father God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to Earth to live as a man and then to die in our place, taking our punishment for sin. An equally amazing blessing is that He arose from the dead and now, if we repent of our sin and accept Him as Savior, He lives in us and is with us every moment of everyday! There’s nothing better!
Turn your heart toward God and thank Him for all He has done.
This month, my special treasure is Ridge Tate! Ridge is 10 years old and in 5th grade. He was born near Cincinnati, OH on 7-7-07, two days before his cousin Sophie. Ridge loves school and does very well in his grades. He also loves sports. He just finished the 2017 season of Mighty Might Football. He’s quite a force on the defensive line. Ridge is faithful in church and loves Jesus. We are proud and blessed to have him as our grandson.