It’s My Book’s Birthday!

img_0189 It’s my book’s birthday!

A year ago, “Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adopted Children” hit the shelves. What dream-come-true that moment was!

I had spent much of a lifetime preparing for that book. Then I lived much of it for about ten years. I never planned on penning that story… but when the time came, this is the book that came out.

The story of the many ways we haven’t figured out how to do this adopting/fostering thing in a mess-free, pain-free, beautiful way… but we keep pursuing hope anyway.

I’ll be honest… while I knew that I wanted each chapter to end with hope, there were many chapters where I just plain didn’t have any. I had to dig deep. Go back to our original “why” for entering this parent-child relationship that has both exhilarated us and, at times, devastated us.

rhHundreds of people have purchased the book, either in print or kindle format. Okay, that’s not a NY Times Best Selling number, but it’s that many hundreds of people who’ve found and recovered and been encouraged by the message of hope in the book.

I’ve also been asked to speak on a number of occasions related to the topics of the book. In fact, on November 19 at 11:30 PST, I will be part of a radio talk show. You can listen in on the Independent Talk 1100 KFNX Radio station, the God and Country Show. I’ll be sharing the air with my editor and his wife (the talk show hosts), an author who recently published a fictional book on these themes, and a woman who works with Foster children in Arizona. What a gift!

God has opened many wonderful doors of opportunity, and in return, has filled my own cup with such encouragement.

Finally, since the publishing of “Reclaiming Hope,” I’ve begun five other projects. My debut picture book is due the end of THIS month (November seems to be a GREAT publishing month for me). A second picture book will be on the tail of the first. In the next week or two, my first journal, “Castle Quest Adventure Journal” will be available. Meanwhile, I’m finishing another non fiction novel while revising a young adult novel. Whew!!! The Lord has filled my heart and time with excitement for these projects.

I suppose I should mention that I’ve also been hired by a handful of people to edit and help publish their own books. Yes, more on that to come! I’m just finishing up a fantastic book by a local missionary, and about to begin editing a work that I know will be a loud voice in an industry that needs some strong voices.

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Happy Birthday, Reclaiming Hope!!!

What’s Better Than A Book?

That’s RIGHT!!! My book is NOW available in print! Both on Amazon HERE and from my printer HERE. And of course, you can still get it on Kindle.

Actually, speaking of Kindle, the price is $2.99 and will go UP by the end of the week… so now is a GREAT time to get it!
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Happy National Orphan Day! {And Reclaiming Hope Book Launch}

Reclaiming_Hope__Kindle_Cover Well friends, today is the day I’ve been waiting on for soooooo long.

Okay, for 88 days.

Today is the day my newest baby shakes out its wings and flies into the world.

Ironically enough, I didn’t plan to launch my new book, “Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adopted Children” on National Orphan Day.

Because of lots of formatting issues, my book was delayed a week. I realized the date I’d set was rather arbitrary but I’d set up promos around it and the thought of changing it was stressful.

But the eve of my launch last week, still no formatted book.

SO I changed it to THIS Sunday. To today.

And miraculously, the promos I’d set up could change with me.

Only then did I realize what this Sunday, what today is.

What this launch day is.

It’s National Orphan Day.

And my book is about orphans and social orphans.

And Reclaiming HOPE in the midst of the challenges of raising orphans.

God knew the day this book needed to enter the world.

And I’m grateful.

I’m learning to hold plans loosely, because even though change may come through difficult situations, it might just end up EVEN BETTER in the end.

BECAUSE TODAY IS THE DAY!

Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adopted Children is available TODAY. 

And for TWO days.. it’s FREE.

Why?

Because I want everyone who needs this book to get it. Get it here FREE on November 8th and November 9th.

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 10.55.25 PMAND GET THIS… in its first 24 hours, Reclaiming Hope was:

NUMBER 1 in Hot New Releases,

Number 1 in the Top 100 Paid,

and NUMBER 1 in Family Health.

And I wasn’t even selling it yet.

So spread the word!

Click here to share it on Facebook. Click here to share on Twitter.

And please! Once you’ve read it, leave a review! I deeply appreciate your feedback.

Here we goooooooooo!