Thursday, November 29, 2012

Published, and Tired

 
 It has happened...our book is published and the hard work was well worth it.  Amazon is now carrying the book, and it will be on Kindle as well as with select book sellers soon.
 
I Was There...The First Christmas.  It sounds like a series, doesn't it?  Well, we shall see.  Right now a rest is in order as it seems as if this has consumed us for years.   Oh!  It has!  Though the stories in this book are written by a number of contributors, it feels as if we've written them, too.  We have woven a big picture with all the little pieces, and the product is a lovely study book for the Advent season.
 
We knew there wouldn't be many photographs in this book, so what you see here is what you will see in the book.  This stain-glass star is meaningful to me, as it comes from broken stained glass windows in our church.  It is truly a guiding star - for this book as well as for me.
 
And the cover?  Taken in Ghana two years ago, I passed this tree every day as I came and went from my school visits.  Ray Francis, the co-author of this book, has also been to this spot, so we decided it was quite fitting to make it our cover.  Again, a guiding star, but from a part of the world which played prominently in our early history.
 
So now that this journey is off and running, what's next?  Time will tell, but all these ideas which churn inside my head are ready to take on form and substance.  After a rest.  Yes, after a rest.
 
Enjoy!

6 comments:

Meri said...

What a beautiful and worthwhile endeavor. Bravo to you and everyone who participated!

S. Etole said...

Congratulations on this special event.

Sandy K. said...

Thank you, Meri and Sue. What an experience! Have a wonderful Advent season!

Relyn Lawson said...

Congratulations! You must be thrilled.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Wow a book uh. Good on you and congratulations.
Hugs Dagmar

Relyn Lawson said...

I've been missing my blog-hopping time, and I wanted to pop in with a quick hello. Plus, I wanted to congratulate you. I hope that you are very proud. I would be. I hope you are having a very, very wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas, friend.