Just because you’re late to the party, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.

Growing up, I just naturally wrote poetry, like some people like to tinker with things or others like to cook or draw. I’d put my poems on tag board and tack it to the wall or write in a little notebook or on scraps of paper. All eventually were lost or thrown away, though a few are still in my memory. When I had children, I’d make up stories for them. Those stories got told and retold. Eventually, I wrote some of them down. Much later, in my 40’s, I started writing novel-length stories.

I eventually began submitting book proposals and got some form letters and other encouraging, lovely rejection letters. It’s neither lovely nor encouraging being rejected. Then I would just give up for a while, but I kept writing. There are many good stories in this world that never get published.

I recently submitted a book again and had two publishing houses still considering my book when I was offered a publishing contract by a third publisher.

I’m pleased, so pleased to announce that my contemporary fiction novel will be released on August 3, 2015!

I am learning things about marketing and technology that are more than a little daunting to me, but I’m hopeful I’ll get over it. If you’d like to do a book review (it never hurts to start thinking ahead), let me know. I will keep you updated about this new journey either on my Facebook Author page or here on my blog. In fact – and let’s put this in the ‘you’re never done being surprised’ column – Like me on Facebook! 🙂 I invite you to join me in this journey. Soli Deo Gloria. Get HAPPY!!!

P.S. Go ahead and clap, snap, or dance. No one’s watching. Most of our dreams are awaiting heaven’s arrival to take shape, but you have here and now to think about some crazy dream you’d like to chase. Dreams are crazy only to those who don’t share them.

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