Stolen will be released in May, with Pre-Ordering available in April
Sometimes you feel like you’re on a winding road, and sometimes a runway. These last few weeks have definitely felt like a runway. So many changes illuminating the path, both exciting and terrifying. Those changes haven’t been limited to my day job. They now include my book publication order.
When I first connected with you, I told you I was planning on self-publishing The Waiting Room first and taking some time to pursue an agent for Stolen. But you know what they say – man makes plans and God laughs. That plan has been turned upside down. In my heart of hearts, it was always supposed to be Stolen first, and I guess I needed a gentle reminder of that.
A big part of what brought me to that decision was checking my pride. I’m new to the publishing world, but know enough to know getting signed with an agent and published by one of the big five publishing companies is sexy. It’s someone else validating your existence as an author. Finding an agent who will sign an unknown author is an arduous process at best. It can take months, if not years, with no guarantee of ever being signed. Do I believe God has a plan for me and these books? Yes. Do I believe He can do what He desires if I self-publish first? That’s where my spirit needed a check.
Sometimes we box God in and tell Him how it needs to look. I believed in order to be successful or be taken seriously as an author, I would need to be signed by an agent. What did God have to say about that? He said that’s a bunch of poppycock. Ok, He didn’t really say that – that’s my paraphrase. But seriously, God is usually rooting for the underdog. The Bible says He uses the weak to confound the strong (1 Corinthians 1:27). Well, in the literary world, you can definitely consider me the weak, but with God, all things are possible, right?
You’ll be able to purchase either an eBook or paperback via Amazon, Barnes & Noble or most any major channel you prefer (only eBook will be available during Pre-Order).
Exact dates for both Pre-Orders and Release will be communicated as soon as I have them confirmed, but I’m shooting for just before Memorial Day weekend, so you have something great to read during your days off! I hope you’ll consider checking out the book and supporting the cause.
Note: Once published, it will be available immediately on Amazon, but may take up to 6-8 weeks before it’s available for purchase on B&N and other outlets