"The choices we make change
the story of our life." ©
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Okay, it's been way too long since my last posting, I know that. I'm totally envious of my fellow authors and speakers who somehow manage to do it all and still post on their blogs daily. (Case in point; Terry Whalin and Brandilynn Collins) Geeze Louise! As a Christian, I know I'm not supposed to envy ... but hey, I fall victim to the demon from time to time, ya know?
We've been hard at work proofing the galley copies of the next two books in the God Allows U-Turns compilation series. For those of you who might not know what that means, a "galley" is the final copy that comes to us from the publisher in "typeset form." (Remember that word ... typeset?) :-) This is our last chance to review names, bios, text, and virtually everything about the book before it goes to press. The final manuscripts will also undergo another edit (or two) after this one. Whew! It's been a caraaazeeee year for me - five book deadlines in 2005.
But today we are pleased to announce the final list of 106 contributing authors whose true short stories will appear in the two new books: God Allows U-Turns - The Choices Women Make and God Allows U-Turns - The Choices Teens Make. It's a long process, reading, editing, and selecting the final stories to be published. We received over 2,000 stories for consideration for these volumes. Both books release in March 2006 by Bethany House Publishers.
We're working on multiple volumes for future publication, so make sure to check out our Writers Guidelines and send us your true short story for possible inclusion in a future volume of God Allows U-Turns!
Speaking of God allowing u-turns, there is an interesting post by Dave on the Faith in Fiction blog about Ann Rice, her new faith journey and her new book. Check it out.
And that's what's on my mind today.
Merry Christmas. (Not "Happy Holiday" .... MERRY CHRISTMAS!)