Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Humbling Reaction

Recently a reader's husband shared his wife's reaction to A Soul Less Broken via a post on my Facebook page. I was humbled and touched by how the story affected her:

“Gisele was in tears during the second half of the book. She loved it and can't wait for the next one. Your book really touched her."

It is always gratifying to hear that readers are enjoying your work as much as you hoped they would! Thank you for sharing!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sharing the Dream

I had the pleasure of spending some quality time today with Kimberly, a wonderful woman with her own dream of being published. She has such an inspiring vision and powerful message for helping women, it was exciting to get a glimpse of her dream and to share with her what I know about the world of publishing. In addition to the book she's writing for women, she also is writing a children's book! It was such an honor that she shared her vision with me - I feel so grateful that living my dream has helped in some small way to inspire her - at the end of the day, that's what it's really all about! Mark my words, in the not-so-distant future, we will have another published author in our midst. Kimberly, just keep plugging away a little every day, and never stop believing in yourself, your talent, and your dream! Every time you look in the mirror see a published author! It is closer than you think!

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Simple but Profound Message

If we are all quiet enough and willing to listen, God can speak to us in very simple ways, in the most unexpected surroundings. Much like Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat Pray Love when she heard a very quiet voice tell her to "go back to bed", my message came while I was driving in my car a couple of days ago. As I was driving I was consumed with overwhelming feelings of gratitude for A Soul Less Broken being published and the incredible support I have received from everyone. And all of a sudden, there was that "still small voice within" speaking to me. It sounded like my own voice actually, just very quiet, almost as though it was a whisper, and it said "I'm glad you finally believe in yourself as much as I always have." So everyone, believe in yourself and allow the blessings that you deserve to come into your life!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Printed Word

Very exciting day - received my author-proof copies of A Soul Less Broken! I am officially PUBLISHED! Somebody pinch me, I think I'm dreaming... thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!