Another Lutheran author: Rhonda Chandler! A dear friend of mine recommended her book, The Fires of Autumn, a piece of historical fiction released this summer.
Monthly Archives: August 2018
I don’t know whether book clubs bring out the best in me or the worst. The book selections can be so . . . dark! I mean, I’m not some chipper girl who only reads sickly sweet stuff! O contraire, mon frere! But the Christless imagination goes in some terribly depressing places!
I’ve mentioned a number of times that I intend to self-publish a collection of my poetry. Yesterday I played around on Amazon’s CreateSpace website with some good results.
As is regretfully all too common, I’m feeling conflicted about several aspects of it. Sigh.
But, my friends, we are Lutheran. We are readers, and we are writers. We cannot stop at every conflict, especially those confined to feelings.
Say a prayer for me, folks. Please? Do I know what I’m doing? Are my pieces worth this?
Anyway, so far CreateSpace has been easy to navigate. Most of my tweaking has been entirely in content, so that’s a positive sign for the software & process.
I have met some great Lutheran authors in the last five years or so, one of whom is Vanessa Rasanen. I recently read a pre-release copy of her first novel, Soldier On (Releasing Fall 2018), and thoroughly enjoyed it. Anyway, she is currently offering an opportunity to apply for her “Forever Launch Team.”
I got a great ad in my email box this week. It read:
Branch out this fall. Read a new fiction series. Start a book club. Write your own book. What will you try this fall?
My hat is off to CPH, because those are GREAT suggestions followed with a GREAT question!
Branch out. I’m serious. Read and write. What all can you try?! 🙂
I also like to think that means CPH intends to continue publishing fiction novels. Yay, yay, yay!
Ahem, that means, “Lutherans, submit!”