Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good Day

Don’t forget to check out http://www.writer-to-reader.com/ tomorrow! Again, I’d like to thank them for posting the first chapter of my book and information on my book signing.
If you’re searching for some books, you should definitely check in with them regularly. It’s a great resource for finding up and coming Christian fiction.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beyond Weird

Lol, so, what do I do when a major, bestselling author sort of inadvertently copies my book cover?
For a moment I was afraid that mine might be a copy, because his book was originally released in the late '80s. Then we suddenly remembered that we have a copy of this book and it had a different cover. After I recovered from the surprise, I looked it up online and discovered that he just rereleased it, with a new cover, last month…three months after mine came out.
I’m sure this wasn’t done on purpose. He probably doesn’t even know I exist. And I know that image was part of a collection that a stock photo company sells. But still, who could have ever seen this coming?
I don’t really know if I’m going to mention it to anyone yet. Currently I’m somewhere between amused and stunned. Half of my family and friends are upset and the other half thinks it might be a good thing.
I’ve got one interesting scenario in mind. A week before I have my next book signing, the store is going to put up posters of my book cover at all of their entrances. Max Lucado’s book will probably be somewhere near the new release table…so, do you think anyone is going take a quick glance and think Max Lucado is coming into town for a book signing? LOL ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Help from the blogs...

Having a book on the market is at times an up and down experience. One month I see activity, and the next every message I send out goes unanswered or is outright rejected. It has been a great lesson on leaning on God and waiting for His timing.
But April has been a blessing month and was further made so by a blog titled Writer-to-Reader. They graciously post the first chapters of books and accept posts from writers across the country to help them connect with readers.
On April 22 the first chapter of Only Angels Are Bulletproof will be posted. Thank you!
Check out http://www.writer-to-reader.com/ to read the chapter and check out more information on other new releases.
If you have a blog, please consider putting up a review or an announcement of my book. Every notice helps. Actually, post announcements for any great book you read, especially if it’s a new release. You will never know how much we rely on word of mouth…or posts on blogs. This day and age it’s the same thing. ;)
And thank you to the bloggers who have posted my book! You are truly blessings. :)

Have a happy tax day…or is that an oxymoron. ;)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another Book Signing and Kindle Release!

Praise God, we’ve gotten another book signing scheduled! :D This one will be at the Borders in Fresno CA, Saturday May 16th at 1:00pm. I’ll send out notices and put up another reminder when we get closer to the date, but I just wanted put it up now because this is a good day! We were getting a little discouraged because several bookstores had turned us down, but God has His timing and His ways.

And, as promised, Only Angels Are Bulletproof has been release on Kindle! So, if you’re an eBook lover I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Problems and Wonders!

Sorry it took me over a week to post a new update on here. For some strange reason blogspot wouldn’t accept my password last week. I could view, but not edit. :( But it seems the problem has been solved. Lol, I’ve had some strange things happen to this blog. I came on one day to find all the posts gone. When I tried to check the set up, it appeared that everything had been changed to a differently language. :O After a few moments of panic and a few more searching through the help section the problem seemed to fix itself. Who knows what goes on? :P

Well, I just give you a quick update on the book. It has been amazing week.
-First, my publisher notified me that it has been accepted into Kindle’s program! (Praise God) It might take a while to actually get it up for sale, but I will notify you as soon as it comes up.
-Another amazing moment arrived when someone I work with on occasion notified me that his wife had walked into a bookstore, asked for a copy of my book and they had one on the shelf! He sadly could not remember if she was in Borders or Barns and Nobles, but I’m just so excited to hear that my book is starting to get some shelf space! As always, if you go into a store that doesn’t have one, just ask the customer service to order a copy for you.
-Lastly, we are working on getting another book signing, hopefully in my home town this time. So, keep your eyes open for the next announcement.

Hope everyone is having a great day!