I hope this quarterly update is finding everyone safe and healthy amid the coronavirus concerns. When major events happen that affect us all, it is a great reminder to keep our focus on what is truly important – our faith and relationship with the Lord.
Sending my update during this confusing time seems a little frivolous when we have more important things to be concerned with. On the other hand, you might be tired of being cooped and ready to read something other than virus updates!
When I first started writing The Perfect Blindside years ago, I had no idea that my newest creative venture would turn into what I feel is a ministry. As our society keeps turning further from Christian values, I believe offering families faith-based entertainment for their children, through my writing and my reviews, is an important part of strengthening other’s faith.
So, if you are curious how things have been going with my writing, this quarterly update will fill you in. Also, at the end are some CatholicTeenBooks updates and sales information that you don’t want to miss.
Where You Lead Update
Where You Lead has continued to be recognized through various awards, which I’m so thankful for. I’m glad others seem to understand and appreciate that faith-based fiction can be enjoyable and entertaining as well as wholesome and meaningful.
eXtreme Blindside Update
A few months ago, many of you helped to nominate eXtreme Blindside for an INSPY Christian Book Award. The books with the most nominations move on the judging phase of the process. I was shocked that eXtreme Blindside was one of the books to make the longlist. (Here is the link in case you are interested in the competition https://inspys.com/?p=4554) Some of the books on the list are by very well-known Christian authors—what an honor to see my name on that list! No matter the outcome, I am very thankful for all those who took the time to recommend the book and the exposure that this process has provided.
There is now a study guide for eXtreme Blindside available on my website. Link. This provides a more in-depth analysis of the story than just the discussion questions at the end of the book. This is great for book reports or homeschooling lesson plans.
Unlikely Witnesses Update
Due to popular request, I have turned my novella, Unlikely Witnesses, into a paperback. This short story, which combines characters from, The Perfect Blindside and An Unexpected Role, is still available as an ebook, but for those who prefer a physical copy, you can now get one! Amazon Link
A Summer to Treasure Update
I am busy working on my next adventure. It is tentatively titled A Summer to Treasure and is a little different than my previous books. This one is about a multi-generational family vacation and focuses on sibling relationships. It’s a story I’ve been thinking about for a while and am excited about how it is shaping up. And these two cuties get to make their fictional debuts in this novel.
Just a Reminder!
A quick reminder that if you’ve enjoyed any of my books, please take a moment to post a review on Amazon or Goodreads. These reviews do help to spread the word to other readers. The Perfect Blindside is so close to hitting 50 reviews on Amazon, which supposedly will then make it a more recommended title. Thank you!
I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a few interviews in the last few months. In case anyone is interested in my personal story or more about my writing, you can check these out.
Well, that’s it for this quarter! Thank you so much for your continued interest and support!