I don’t know how many years ago it was that God laid it on my heart to write the book “Believe!”. At least five. It’s always been in the back of my mind because, to be honest, I didn’t think I had it in me to do.
Still, ever so often, God would remind me that He wanted me to get it done. Of course, I had no idea about publishing or how to get it done, or who would want to do anything with the book. I began to look around at publishers and their rates, and it was absolutely out of my range! To self-publish a book in print costs a lot more than I thought it would. That’s not to mention marketing and all the rest that goes along with getting your book out there.
Then, after I don’t know how long, someone turned me on to Amazon’s self-publishing site. As it turns out, you can publish the e-Book, along with the print version as well, and pay no up front costs! I couldn’t believe it! Could it really be that simple?
Well, being the not-so-trusting person that I am, I spent months and months and then a few more months reading and studying up on the whole process. Sure enough, it’s pretty legit. Still, though, I had my doubts.
Then, not long ago, my best friend introduced me to a friend of hers who is already a published author through Amazon. You can find her stuff on her Amazon page here. She has been such a tremendous help in sorting out all the things I was worried about! I just can’t thank her enough.
I certainly don’t want to leave out another HUGE thank you to my awesome daughter, Abby, for taking the breathtaking picture for my cover. Her talent is amazing and she never ceases to amaze me! All the books in this series will feature her photography and I can’t wait.
Anyway, after talking with her and sending my manuscript out to a few “beta readers”, I have finally set the wheels in motion! My very first book, Believe! Our Role In Learning The Truth, will be available on Amazon in about three days! It’s the first in a series, that will probably, at some point, turn into one larger book, but I guess we’ll wait and see about that.
I’ll be sure to come back with a link for anyone who might be interested in reading it. Be sure to follow my page so you don’t miss it 🙂
I don’t know exactly where God is going to take this, but I couldn’t just not write it. Whatever happens from here on out, as it should be, is in His capable Hands.