As for me, I have much to be thankful to God for this year as He has blessed me with the release of my debut novel, Thyme for Love.
|My friend Kim spelled out the title in coffee beans|
|My Books Sat Waiting for the Guests|
|Is this really me?|
It felt weird to be on the other side of the signing table. What was I supposed to say? I'd picked out a scripture (Is. 30:18) to include with each signature, but what else should I say? It was kind of like signing a yearbook at the end of the school year.
The room quickly filled with my friends and as they noshed on cookies and drinks, I signed and celebrated. I don't have any idea how many actually came, but I sold 25 books!
About halfway through, I said a few words about my writing journey and how God had led me every step of the way. Then I read a couple excerpts from the book before we drew the winning ticket for the gift basket I put together which included a copy of my book (of course!) and two other books by ACFW authors, a clip-on reading light, a beautiful mug with coffees and teas, and dark chocolate. No gift basket is complete without chocolate!
|My good friend Karin & her new husband won the basket!|
Soon the two hours were over. It was a beautiful blessed day.
|The gorgeous roses came from ACFW member Jane Steen.|