Did you miss me? I’m quite embarrassed that this is my first post in 2019 and it’s already the end of May. For shame!
I may have been away a long time, but I’ve been up to something good! Drum roll please!
I finally published my first book! WhooHoo! Streamers and noise makers!
Announcing “Are You Ready? The story of a runaway girl and a persistent God.” It’s my memoir and even if you’re not Christian, I think it will appeal to you because it’s just a good story (if I do say so myself!).
But I’m not the only one! It’s already received six 5-star reviews and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s taken me a long time to write . . . as a reader of my blog you know that two of the years had me battling cancer and I just couldn’t write when I was on chemo or taking radiation. I was much too weak.
But now I’m doing well, although not completely out of the woods yet, and I wanted you to know that the book was available in paperback and on Kindle on Amazon. If you’re so inclined, just click the cover above and you’ll be transported to the right page. I’d love it, if after you read it, if you’d leave an honest review of what you thought. I can’t wait to hear what you say. I really think you’ll like it!
Love in the meantime . . .
PS: if you’re in another country (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy or Japan) you can purchase it on your Amazon pages. And the Kindle version is available in those and even more countries (Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and India).
Oh My! We haven’t seen each other in so long! I hope you’re well!
It’s all my fault, of course. I know you’ve been waiting patiently while I’ve been fiddling around with the book so let me bring you up to speed. It’s written. It went to beta readers and then it went to editing. Unfortunately, my editor was not the best I could have had and when he returned my manuscript, I was dismayed at the lack of editing he performed. I thought I’d get a good job done cheap. Ah well, live and learn.
The good news is that I’ve contracted with the editor I’ve always wanted to edit my work – Susan Hughes at MyIndependentEditor.com. I found Susan years ago while researching editors and was impressed by the number of books she’d edited that had won awards. Obviously, the author has a great deal to do with that – but the editor does too. I can’t tell you how disappointing it is to read a poorly edited book and I want my first book to hit the streets shining in its Sunday best.
Susan also edited a friend of mine’s book, Ben Nelson’s Encounters with Jesus and he was delighted with her work. So I sent off a few pages to receive a sample edit and I was bowled over with what she returned to me. I’ll even go so far as to say thrilled! Not only did she “get” me right away, she made thoughtful comments and even corrected what the other editor had changed.
So, I’m happy now. Susan is so busy she can’t start on my book until September but I’m content with the delay. Now I know I will release to the world the very best manuscript I can.
This fall I’ll introduce my new website FeleciaClarke.com where you’ll be able to sign up for my newsletter and receive a sample of the book for free. It’s a Christian memoir about how, even though I ran away from Him, God pursued me throughout my life and turned all my blunders into good. I think (hope!) you’ll like it. At the very least, it’ll be edited beautifully!
Now, I won’t leave you alone for long. In Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) this past year we studied Romans which got me thinking a lot about sin … and you know how I love thinking about sin! So get ready for the Sin Chronicles. I hope you’ll be able to take a look at your own sins as you read about me challenging mine.
See you soon and thanks for hanging in!
You all have been so patient! I must apologize. I don’t seem to be as put together as other writers & bloggers I know. I can’t seem to work on my book and keep the blog going at the same time. The truth is, the end of my first book is closer than ever!
I’ve finally finished it, and am now in the first re-write, after which I’ll turn it over to my beta readers before it goes to editing. So exciting!
It won’t be published the traditional way because who can wait years after a book is completed to have it published? I know that God will get it into the hands of the people He wants to read it and that’s all I care about.
I’m praying that someone somewhere will be touched by my words and that God will use the book as He sees fit. To His glory!
In the meantime, God hasn’t stopped talking to me so I am working on a couple things to post for you.
You can’t even guess how much I appreciate you hanging in there with me … more than you can ever know.