Eight years ago, I flew to St. Louis for the ACFW Awards Gala. The airline lost my luggage, and I almost wore too-big Birkenstocks and khaki pants borrowed from a sweet friend to the fancy dinner. Miracle of miracles, my luggage came to the hotel TEN minutes before the ceremony began. Not long after, I was honored to accept the Genesis Award (a contest for unpublished writers) in the Historical Category for my manuscript, Tears of the Outcast.
That contest win helped me obtain an A-list agent, and although the book that won the contest didn’t receive a publishing contract, the next book I wrote, Freedom’s Ring, landed a contract with my dream publishing house.
This month marks the release of my TENTH novel, which happens to be the novel that won the Genesis all those years ago (now titled Hope Beyond the Waves thanks to the generous input of my newsletter peeps!). It has undergone quite a transformation and I’m so happy with the end result.
As I received the paperback books this week and held them in my hands, a knowing settled over me that God didn’t have to write this story for me–He did it out of His immense grace. This is the book of my heart, and as I created it, my Creator has taught me tons of patience through it. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Hope Beyond the Waves, releasing in ONE WEEK!
Hope Beyond the Waves is available for preorder and will officially release next Tuesday, June 28th!