Friday, June 9, 2017

Writing Updates

I have some big news to share! ...and some other not as big news to share too.

The big news? I have signed a new contract with Pix-N-Pens Publishing to co-write a devotional book focused on prayer. My co-writer is childhood friend, Shirley Crowder. We wrote a seasonal devotional together a couple of years ago and discovered that we make a good writing team.
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This book, tentatively titled, "Glimpses of the Savior Through Prayer", will be the 3rd in our prayer series while also the 2nd in our Glimpses of the Savior devotional series.

Our prayer series includes:
"Prayer: It's Not About You" (by me)
"Study Guide on Prayer" (by Shirley)
"Glimpses of the Savior Through Prayer" (by both of us)
and one more book, to be announced later.

Our Glimpses series includes:
"Glimpses of the Savior" (by both)
"Glimpses of the Savior Through Prayer" (by both)
and hopefully a couple more that are currently in the planning stages.

As  you can see, I /we have a lot of writing to do! But I am not neglecting my freelance writing. Currently, I have a story coming out in Chicken Soup for the Soul's book, "The Dog Really Did That?" releasing August 8, a short article / parent tip just contracted by Focus on the Family's "Thriving Family" for the Oct./ Nov. 2017 issue, 5 devotions in the August/ Sept issue of Reflections, articles coming out in SEEK in August, Sept, and November, and devotions in The Secret Place's current and next issues.

Whew! And as if that's not enough, I have a few engagements to attend: I'm serving on the nonfiction panel at the KCWC (Kentucky Christian Writer's Conference) in a couple of weeks, and have a book signing at the Craft Memorial Library in Bluefield, WV August 3rd.

Our completed manuscript for the new Glimpses is due to our publisher no later than Sept 1! I've got my summer work cut our for me. Good thing I love being a writer!

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