Writing and Poetry

Coming Soon

I received a proof today and went through it! I have ordered books and will have them soon. The launch date will be set as soon as they arrive and I will post it here and on Facebook.

Hero’s Journey is ready for formatting and I am working with Villa Design on a cover. All is well!

Writing and Poetry

God’s timing

I sit here chewing my lip and thinking about all I have to do before my launch, which is supposed to be on the 9th of March. The ARC book had some formatting issues and my formatting person has been sick. Not good.

I am trying to be patient. My character, Sela has trouble with this particular trait as well. I could possibly learn from her that I have to let go and let God. His timing is not always my timing.

If indeed I am not able to get the formatting done today and make the corrections that I have to make for the hardcopy and e-pub, I will have to change the launch date. It is not the end of the world and I can publish later in the month. I will listen and learn and let you know soon!

Writing and Poetry

Consciously Kind

ExExcellent information!

Jessica Ann

In a world where we can sit behind a keyboard and say whatever we want, or look at another and make judgments based only upon what we see with our eyes, how important it is now, more than ever, to be consciously kind. We are a faceless generation. Connected only by invisible wavelengths and radio frequencies. We can have hundreds, even thousands, of followers and simultaneously feel completely unnoticed.

It is SO easy to scroll through our feed and leave a comment on a story or a post. It is SO easy to brush someone off when they say something we don’t like. It is SO easy not to realize how our words and actions effect people. We can stroll through life mostly oblivious to the way other people feel, or convince ourselves that how they feel is illegitimate, and therefore unworthy of our notice.

Let me let you in on a little secret, as a…

View original post 603 more words

Writing and Poetry

Upload

I am so very close to receiving my ARC copies. I am looking forward to soon be able to offer my book, HEROES by DESIGN, for sale. The launch date is March 9TH, 4:30 P.M. at Ellen Plumbs City Bookstore in Emporia, Kansas. I am excited and terrified.

I am also getting ready to have a pre-sale through my Samcart. It will be a special deal for those who want a signed copy and swag. I am creating some magnetic character bookmarks, cool inspirational zipper pulls and a sample three chapter sneak peek of HERO’S JOURNEY, book II of the Hero series. Also, the first five buyers will be put in a drawing for a Kindle Fire. As soon as I have these super fun items in hand I will post a picture.

Stay tuned for more exciting news.

Writing and Poetry

First Friday Thoughts

We have a wonderful bookstore, Ellen Plumb’s, that is very supportive of the local talent. The musicians, writers, and poets are invited to participate in, “open mic,” on first Friday every month. I am going to share what I plan to read for this December, First Friday.

Greatest Gift

A Shining Star
Does not waiver
Holds steady for
Kings to come
Not  yet born this 
Storied Savior
The Blessed Promised One

Three Wise men
From Orient lands
Travel to welcome
A King
For-told by prophets
So by faith 
Precious  gifts they bring
 
Would we believe
Would I follow that star
In this world of  doubt and fear 
Would we have thought it strange
And scoffed at what we now
Hold dear


A child is born in Bethlehem
Below a brilliant star
The Wise Men know
And leaders fear
This babe in swaddling clothes

We remember with
Poignant hymns
The Gift given that day
The King of heaven
The Son of  God
Born on a bed of hay