My First Book!

I can’t find the words to express how insanely excited and nervous about this project! I have been planning and organizing and writing bits from my life story for the past five or six years and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am in the process (as of October 2017) of setting a hard deadline to have the writing completely finished by the end of 2017 and beginning the editing and design process so that it’s ready for publishing.

I am struggling with the format of how the book is going to be released. As you can guess, traditional hard or softcover print will be much more costly than publishing a digital version on Amazon or iBooks. Selfishly, I can’t shake the thought of how awesome it would be to possibly have a physical copy in a store and on my bookshelf that I can pick up and show you. To be able to say, “I wrote this book!”… that would be a huge bucket list item checked off for me.

Aside from that desire, I do want to make sure that everyone has access to my story, so if you don’t have an iPad or iPhone, Kindle, or other eReader, I would love to have print copies available for you to purchase. From what I’ve researched of traditional publishing houses that offer “print-on-demand” services for writers like me, I will have the opportunity to purchase a publishing package from their tier offering plans, and most will give me the opportunity to receive at least 10 promo copies. Because of this, I thought it would be a great opportunity to offer some sort of incentive in the form of a free copy if I can find 10+ people that are willing to donate any amount in an effort to cover the upfront costs of publishing.

Over the next few months, I will be reaching out to you for support in helping promote my book. As you can probably imagine, unlike traditional and well-established authors, it is very critical that I get as much help as possible from the people in my circles in order to share my faith journey with as many people who need to hear that there is hope on the other side of their mistakes and suffering. All I ask is that you fill out the form below so that I know you are willing to hear from me from time to time and I can send you images, links, and other promotional things to help spread the word! Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.