Here Comes the Sun …

Ahhhh, summer … we’ve been waiting for it for a long time now, it seems, weathering rain pattern after rain pattern, longing for the WARM. And then finally … one magical day … a golden orb is shining overhead while the scent of lake and Coppertone permeate the air.

Thank you, God!! Especially with my daughter here for a visit!

Now that we’ve moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, we’ve had A LOT of company, which we really love, but it doesn’t give one much time to write, be it a book, novella, or blog, so once again I apologize for the brevity of this Journal Jot. BUT … I do have some news that I hope will make it worthwhile!

I am EXCITED to announce that I will be releasing my new contemporary novel — Unfailing Love, book 1 in my Isle of Hope series — this fall in ebook only, possibly to be followed by paperback later on. Unfortunately, it’s my longest — and most spiritual — book yet (525 pages), so my publisher was interested, but wanted me to cut it way down. However, since it’s somewhat biographical as far as my relationship with my father is concerned and since it was therapeutic for me, I decided it might be best to pub it on my own in its entirety.

I appreciate your prayers for anointing and supernatural productivity because with all the distractions going on right now (revolving-door company, another move in Sept., and a Christmas novella I need to write on deadline), I’m shooting for a release in October, but I have a lot to do between now and then to make that happen.

And speaking of the Christmas novella, I’m hoping to use a subplot for Brady and Lizzie that was deleted from the final O’Connor book, A Love Surrendered, so I hope you like it. It will be a part of the Seeker historial Chrismas collection for release in October as well.

Finally, I will be talking to my agent today regarding my western proposal, which I hope to submit to my publisher soon, so prayers appreciated there as well, for God’s direction.

Anyway, I pray the sun is shining wherever you are, and I’m getting ready to go sit in a kiddie pool with my daughter, so very grateful for the sun/Son — both of them! 🙂

Hugs and Happy Weekend!