I’m writing my first fiction book

My husband Ray has been encouraging me for awhile to write my first fiction book. I’ve always bawked, saying that I’d never done that before, but then I hadn’t ever written a book before when I wrote my first one! Finally this year, I decided to just go for it and do it!

My first fiction book, Storm Tossed, is due to be released in 2015. I’ve been working on it the last several weeks. I found the beautiful cover at Istock and hired a graphic designer to design the eBook cover for Amazon. I love it! What do you think?

Storm Tossed book series 1

The book is about a Christian woman, Rachel, who travels to Destin, Florida (a play on the word “destiny” and because I love the ocean!) to get away from everyone and everything and really think and pray about her life: her deeply troubled marriage to her husband Jackson, their unhappy but extremely creative daughter Faith, the strained relationship Rachel has with her stepdaughter Autumn, and Rachel’s chaotic writing career.

When Rachel goes to Florida, it is hurricane season, but she thought she’d be okay. Hurricane Ana strikes while she is there. Rachel has to face the storm not only outside, but within herself. Only Jesus can give her the peace she needs.

It’s got a LOT of autobiography in it, which wasn’t my intent when I began writing it, but that’s the way the book is taking shape! My goal is to have it released on Amazon by July 2015. 

To my surprise, the manuscript is becoming longer in length than I thought it’d be, and it’s now novella length. Ray is joking that it’s soon going to be a novel.

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The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes is at Amazon!

The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes Copyright 2015
The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes
Copyright 2015

I’m so happy and excited to announce that my new eBook, The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes, is now live at Amazon!

My graphic designer, Christine Dupre, did a beautiful job with the cover and my editor/formatter Hanne Moon did an amazing job and helped me to get it uploaded on Kindle Direct Publishing at Amazon. (This is an option for you as a writer!)

You can get the eBook for your Kindle for just $2.99 by clicking here. I plan to eventually get it in print.

The first day, it was an Amazon Best Seller in its category and sub-category!

I’d love to know what you think of it. Please leave a review at Amazon.

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The Cinderella Story eBook is about to go live on Amazon!

The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes Copyright 2015
The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes
Copyright 2015

I’m so excited because my newest eBook, The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes, is about to go LIVE on Amazon! Woot!

This eBook is based on the fairy tale of Cinderella with a unique twist, which is the topic of my signature talk. You weren’t meant to fit in with others in the crowd. God didn’t design you for mediocrity, but He chose you to stand apart as a woman of influence and impact.

God created you to walk in your own unique “glass slippers” – your great purpose and destiny.

My amazing graphic designer, Christine Dupre, created the beautiful cover for the eBook. She made two and I took a vote on my Facebook page to see which one my “peeps” liked better. I loved both and the response was so good, that I’m going to use the other cover for my next eBook in this series called The Cinderella Story: The Power of Dreams. This is the other cover:

The Cinderella Story Copyright 2015
The Cinderella Story
Copyright 2015

Christine just has to change the word “Shoes” in the title to “Dreams.”

My incredible editor/formatter, Hanne Moon with Heritage Press Publications,just received the efile ofThe Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes from the converter and is uploading it to KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing at Amazon). It will go live soon, probably this weekend, just in time for Passover and Easter (I think that is significant! God wants to bring us out of captivity into the Promises Land~ the new shoes [our purpose and great destiny] He has for us!)

I can’t wait to share it with you when it’s ready! Doing the happy dance here!

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