Thank you for joining me for a joyous day celebrating the release of Alabaster Vases!
Thank you for joining me for the journey!
We are four hours away from the official release of Alabaster Vases!
I am deeply grateful to YOU for supporting me every step of the way.
Please join me to celebrate the journey tomorrow at Dalton’s Cakes in Grayslake from 1-4:00 PM.
I look forward to giving away free, signed copies to all of my dear friends coming out to enjoy the launch with me tomorrow.
Happy New Year &
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Merry Day After Christmas!
I hope you are resting up in-between holiday fun and fare with the fam…keep resting up… we’re just under six days away from my first ever BOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR ALABASTER VASES!!!!
You’re invited to stop in and enjoy the ride at Dalton’s Cakes, 933 Harris Road, Grayslake, from 1-4:00 p.m.
I’ll have plenty of books on hand to sign for you and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the stories behind the story with you!
Enjoy today and
Let’s do cool things with this uber cool day!
I LOVE the sound of this new day and date, the feel of it, as it rolls off my tongue: 12-13-14…Today, a day like no other, is a rare gift. A new opportunity for us to do amazing things for each other, for the beauty and the blessing of others.
What will you do with this amazing gift of today in your life?
So far today, I’ve gotten up uber early, awakened in my spirit in the wee hours of the morning, called to the table to open my Bible and be lifted with powerful words of encouragement, strength, and hope. Reminded that in every area of my life, God has more for me. God spoke to the Israelites through the son of Zechariah on the eve of a mighty battle, in 2 Chronicles 20:15, saying very simply: ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not mine, but God’s’.
‘The battle is not mine, but God’s.’ Powerful words, and a potent reminder that when God calls us into this new day, into whatever it is He has uniquely gifted you and me to do, ‘the battle is not ours, but God’s.’
Are you up against impossible odds in an area of your life today? Are there challenges in your personal or professional life you’d love to run away from? As I walk into this new path of releasing Alabaster Vases into the universe, I am torn between rejoicing and wanting to run and hide! It’s cool, but it’s scary cool! And I am so glad for today’s early morning reminder that I do not walk alone. That there is One who has uniquely crafted me for this work, for this walk, for this challenge. It belongs to Him, and so do I. His words of truth to me today—‘Do not fear…for the battle is not mine, but God’s—leads me to relax, rejoice, and take joy in this new journey!
And that’s my wish for you—that you can drop your fear and pick up on the power of His encouragement and presence—relaxing into today and rejoicing in your journey.
Celebrate 12-13-14 with me today by doing cool things for other people on this uber cool day and date!
You are invited to celebrate with me at a New Year’s Day Book Release Party at Dalton’s Cakes, 970 Harris Road, Grayslake from 1:00-4:00 p.m.! Come for the delicious pastries and refreshments, stay for a tasty little mystery to ring in the New Year!
Join the Party! Alabaster Vases-my debut novel and the first in my Murder with a Message series-will be available from Deep River Books on January 1st, 2015 and is already up for pre-ordering. Read an excerpt or go over to Amazon and pre-order it now. Thank you for enjoying the journey with me!
Today marks the unveiling of Alabaster Vases online! Thank you for dropping by and helping me celebrate and shape this new artistic adventure. Publishing my debut novel represents years of writing, editing, risking, sharing, and daring as I made my way to you-my readers. I invite you to share this creative experience with me by offering your thoughts, feelings and ideas. In the weeks to come, I will be sharing ideas and reflections on this site weekly. I will be sharing the same ideas via my online newsletter that I am happy to share with you at your request.
You may have noticed a drop box offering you the opportunity to sign up for my newsletter when you came onto this site. By signing up for my newsletter between now and January 1, 2015, you will receive an unofficial e-copy of Alabaster Vases-free from me! Why? Because I am grateful for YOU, my friends and faithful supporters who have been kind enough to enter into this new world with me and I wanted to offer you a small gift in return. Please note that by signing up for my newsletter you are NOT going to be spammed-and you can quit it at anytime! You will be given the option to say yes or no to receiving an email from me containing a pdf of the unofficial e-copy of my book. This unofficial copy is NOT the final publisher’s edition that will ultimately be available online via the normal outlets. Rather, this is the final draft I had the joy of approving and then sending to the publisher just a few months ago!
Alabaster Vases officially releases on New Years Day 2015! To celebrate this grand adventure I am throwing a Release Party from 1-4:00 p.m. with my friends at Daltons Cakes in Grayslake, IL. Come on out and enjoy the fun as we toast the New Year with hors d’oeuvres, fine pastries, and a tasty little thriller called Alabaster Vases! I will have hard cover copies on hand for purchase and signing. I can’t wait to see what it looks like myself!
Thank you for joining me in the journey.
I look forward to more of you in the weeks to come.