Monday, February 26, 2018

5-Book Contract!

I am so excited to let people know that my childhood friend, Shirley Crowder and I have just signed a 5-book contract for a year long devotional series! The books include a re-vamping of our original holiday devotional titled. "Glimpses of the Savior" and four more books that will cover devotions for winter, spring, summer, and fall These books will be released by Pix-N-Pens Publishing late this year, as well as in 2019 and 2020.

A little about Shirley and my writing journey:

A few years ago, Shirley, a lifelong friend, contacted me suggesting we collaborate on a devotional book. We ventured into the unknown world of indie publishing. At that same time, I had a contract

on Prayer: It's Not About You but it had not been released yet. Shirley and I learned a lot about writing a devotional book, including the fact that we work quite well together.

After my book on prayer was released by Pix-N-Pens, the nonfiction arm of Write Integrity Press, Shirley wrote a study guide to it for use in her own work as a women's Bible study leader. She sent it to me to ask permission to use it since she quotes my book in it. I loved the study guide and sent it to my publisher who then contracted with Shirley to publish it.

After that Shirley and I began working on two other prayer related books which our publisher also contracted. One, a devotional book titled Glimpses of Prayer, was released last fall and the other, an anthology, will be released later this year.

By now Shirley and I have learned that we enjoy co-writing so we moved into a discussion with our publisher to write devotional books, including re-working our original one and bringing it under the PNP name. Today that venture begins.

We each have books we have written or co-written independent of each other and will in the future but I'm pretty sure we will also do more co-writing. Certainly, we have a lot of it ahead of us right now!