Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year and Happy News!

I have been very slack about updating the blog, but it's not because I haven't been writing.  In fact, I am in the process of working to publish my first CHILDREN'S book! 

The story behind the project is lengthy but I will summarize it by explaining that last year while trying to find a short story that I could adapt into a melodrama for a children's ministry at Easter, I was unsuccessful.  Searching for an allegorical account of the story of God's redemption of mankind that could be presented in ten minutes or less proved futile. 

I found a few stories that attempted the feat, but nothing that worked for us--so I started to pray about it and eventually had an idea for a story that became this little book project.  What I discovered after much research and investigation however, was that almost no publishing houses are looking for new, Christian-themed children's illustrated book material.  It's costly to publish and too risky for them in this uncertain market. 

For that reason, I crafted a "home made" edition of the book, had a few copies printed, and in the process I've been blessed with the opportunity to get it published professionally after I find the right illustrator! 

Anyone who is familiar with the gospel account of God's plan to redeem his children (us) recognizes that this is not an easy story to tell--and it's not necessarily appropriate for the youngest audience in spite of the fact that it will be an illustrated story.  Still, I hope this book provides a clear and convicting picture of the tremendous sacrifice that Christ made for all who will follow Him. 

If I can be so bold to ask, will you pray for me as I interview illustrators and work to get this project into the hands of the publisher?  Thank you in advance-- and may God's biggest blessings be yours in this New Year!


  1. I am so excited about this, Mom. I can't wait to teach my own children about God's great love for his people by reading this book to them. Thank you for writing it! I love you!

  2. Go Sandy! That's awesome! Who is publishing it? I do know several illustrators if you'd like to connect with them.


  3. Megan, THANKS! It has come a long way since your first "read" of the draft! (hopefully, at least) I will email you!

  4. I am so thankful to have read it and read it to my oldest two boys! Thanks for writing it and sending us a copy! We will be praying and are so excited to see what God does through this book.

    LOVE You and cannot wait to see this one and many others on the shelves!

  5. WOW! I must say... I love God, books, children and you - not necessarily in that order so this is very exciting. It will be such a joy to pray for you in this endeavor!

  6. Lesley, Heather, Julie...your kind comments and encouragement means the world to me. Thank you!

  7. Sorry Leslie! Autocorrect changed your name!!! I DO know how to spell it! Love, mom