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A Single Bead Won the Excellence in Publishing Award!

It’s true! A Single Bead recently received the Association of Catholic Publisher’s Excellence in Publishing award.

 

Okay, okay. Technically it took second place in the “Children’s Books” category. But, since the first place winner was written by THE POPE, I’m perfectly happy with second place. In fact, I’d have been slightly horrified if it had taken first place over a book written by Christ’s right hand man!

 

So, I’m celebrating second place as if it were first place!

 

In a year and a half that has felt distinctly like a roller coaster ride, I am so very grateful for the many, many blessings that God has given me, most of which I’ll never even find the time to write down. One of those great blessings, though, has been the success of this book, the knowledge that it’s changing lives, and that lives of prayer – particularly prayer of the Rosary – are being strengthened. Winning this award is icing on an already fabulous cake.

 

God is good!

An Amazing Week

I had an amazing week last week. Filled with networking, inspiration, and a little media attention, it was quite the departure from my normal life of cleaning dishes, shuttling kids, and changing diapers. Tuesday, I headed to Schaumburg, IL for the Catholic Marketing Network’s annual trade show, and Catholic Writers’ Conference Live. This was the first such conference I’ve…

A Single Bead is Finally Here! (A Belated Announcement)

Seriously. What blogger has a new book release and doesn’t even get around to blogging about it until more than two weeks after release? Ummmmm. This one. I was all excited back on November 18th to do my cover reveal. I set up a Rafflecopter giveaway, posted the cover to Facebook, and wrote a long blog…

The Story Behind the Story

Today’s the big day… I finally get to share the cover of my book, A Single Bead, with my friends and readers! I hope you love it! Most of all, I hope you’ll read it, and tell your friends about it! At the bottom of this post, you’ll find the link to go to my…

The Realities of Writing

Like most wanna be authors, I went into this whole idea of writing a book – and getting it published – with a sweet naiveté akin to a toddler approaching a pit bull that was trained by a backwoods psychopath. All it takes is a great story, well written, with likeable characters and some good imagery,…

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