It was a sizzling 97 degrees here in the Pacific Northwest yesterday and we're headed for a record-breaking 101 today which shatters the recorded high in 1907! Add several cartons of books to that and it's just BLISS!
The Frontiersman's Daughter is officially on shelves and in stock at Amazon.com and other places. I'm beginning to hear from readers which must be the most delightful part of being an author. Our pastor bought the book at a Barnes & Noble in Seattle last week and began reading it on the ferry. When he called to tell me he was doing so I wanted to say, "I'm thrilled you bought it but I don't expect you to read it because...well...um...you're a man...and...uh...I didn't write it for men." And then I heard from a woman who is a non-believer, typically reads Stephen King, didn't appreciate the spiritual message but loved the book. And then I heard from another man who told me how much he liked the spiritual theme. And now I'm hearing that teen girls are interested which never appeared on my radar when I wrote the book. So I'm scratching my head...
Our former pastor preached a sermon years ago and I only remember the title, "You Can't Put God In A Box." I think I'm guilty of doing that here. If God gifts us with talents and abilities, He will use them as He chooses to reach whomever He chooses however He chooses. I just have to get out of the way. And pack up my finite little ideas of how things should happen. The End.
I have a lot to learn! And I'm so thankful for you readers! From my heart to yours, that's the essence of The Frontiersman's Daughter.
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5