Publishing my second book, Soul H2O is such a different experience than with my first. With the release of Water In The Desert I didn’t know what I was doing AT ALL! Now I know A BIT more and realize how difficult it is to get a book out to market successfully. It’s not that it can’t be done, it’s just harder than I imagined. Luckily I’m not one to shy away from the hard stuff. Thankfully, God has been doing some crazy amazing things in my life that are perfectly positioning me for the Soul H2O Book Launch.
I’m most excited that God is perfectly positioning the right people in my life to help me learn how to do this ‘writing career’ thing.
BOOK LAUNCH TEAM
I’m completely blessed to have blogger Christine Duncan of Precepts and Life Preservers taking the lead on the Soul H2O Social Media Book Launch Campaign and I hope you join us. It’s gonna be fun! Christine has planned out posts that all you have to do is share and I’ll be doing my best to make it worth your while with some special perks J You’ll get a prerelease PDF of my book. I’m doing a Facebook Live today, Wednesday, September 21st that will tell you more. Hope you can watch live. If not check the video out later. I’ll post it on my author Facebook Page.
Here’s the link if you want more info. You can even see a sample of the book’s interior here too.
For this book launch I’ve learned, and am still learning SO many new things!
I just learned how to make videos with iMovie! Are you in a time where everything is new for you? Do you know what I’m talking about? Have you ever moved, started a new job, school, gym or church? Ok, enough with the interrogation questions. You get what I mean!
It’s an unsettling feeling when you’re in totally new territory. I’m so thankful that the Bible is full of relatable people. They’re not perfect, they’re flawed. They’re not always brave, they struggle with fear and some get this ‘I don’t know exactly what I’m doing or where I’m going” feeling. God keeps bringing me back to the story of the Israelites crossing over the rushing Jordan river on dry ground into the promised land story in Joshua 3-4.
My life is mimicking their experience on both a professional and personal level. In both areas I am facing a sea of raging uncertain circumstances that will either be the blockage to God’s promises or the pathway to His blessings. In both situations it’s the second time I’m facing a similar circumstance that didn’t exactly get me into the ‘Promised Land. Both got me on the journey, but not quite there yet. I believe the Lord is speaking to me that these ‘second battles’ are the breakthrough battles that lead to overriding victory!
Here’s a verse that was shining off the page as I read through the story in Joshua:
“However, stay about half a mile behind them. Don’t come any closer to them so that you will know which way to go because you have not gone this way before.”
God directed the Israelites to follow the ark. They were to stay far enough behind it so they could get a clear vision of where it was going to follow on an easy path.
God has perfectly positioned me to stand behind some great women of the faith and watch what they’re doing. Authors like Karol Ladd, Mary DeMuth, Jennifer Strickland, Sheila Wray-Gregoire, Sue Detweiler. Speakers like Peggy Kennedy and Tracey Mitchell. Bloggers like Kelly Balarie, Crystal Storms, Sarah E Ball and most recently Lindsey Hartz. TV Hosts like Cheryl Weber and Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. Publicists like Ellen Graf-Martin, Jeane Wynn and Katie Nguyen. I don’t take these new relationships for granted. I thank God for bringing women into my life that encourage, challenge and inspire me to pull out all the stops and move forward with all that God has for my life. I hope you do the same!
I’ve been given some opportunities that not a lot of Canadian authors receive. I’ve been offered the opportunity to promote Soul H2O across North America in three phases. First with the Social Media book launch team. Second in Bookstores across Canada during December. My publisher, Warren Benson of Word Alive Press has coordinated US distribution of my book through Anchor Distributors. Soul H2O is going to be available for purchase in all the Christian bookstores across the US and Water In The Desert is already available! Now to get the US stores like Family Christian and LifeWay to stock the book like Canadian bookstores are doing. This is how I feel that God has perfectly positioned me for the next level in publishing with these distribution channels.
Since we live in the real world, all this great opportunity costs, and boy does it cost! Because of this…
I’m doing an Indiegogo Campaign!
I’ve partnered together with Word Alive Press, Helena Cho of Goodworks Jewelry and 100 Huntley Street’s Missions arm, Crossroads Relief and Development Water Projects to offer you some pretty fabulous deals to help bless you as you as you partner with me in bringing His refreshing word to people, at the same time providing clean water to people in need! Check out the deals on my Indiegogo Campaign where you order the books. You’ll be personally and beautifully refreshed, some even drenched! (You’ll have to check out the Perks to know what I’m talking about here!).
Thanks for your love and support!
This mock-up of the book represents what the book looks like. It is the perfect purse sized devotional to carry with you anywhere, so you can read, anytime. Stuck at a doctor’s office, no problem. Waiting at the DMV, no problem anymore. Spend your time waiting while being refreshed to OVERflowing!