I often talk to authors about the importance of connecting with readers and urge them to send regular newsletters. I love to quote Kelly Roach: "Human connection is your superpower." Unfortunately, sometimes that message is do as I say, not what I do. I'm not the most regular newsletter writer. Life does get in the way, and sometimes we are so engrossed in the thing itself that we forget to tell people about it.
So I'm here to tell you about a couple of things we're doing and I hope you can get in on the celebrations.
Ruth Dueck, Treasures Gained in This Land
Online Book Launch: Friday, July 23rd, 7:30 pm CST
When I was a student at Briercrest Christian Academy, College, and Seminary, I thought I was going to be a missionary in Asia. I spent a lot of time hanging around the OMF booth whenever their rep was on campus, and I gladly accepted any free books he or she offered.Ruth Dueck's book brings me full circle. She was an OMF missionary. I did spend a couple of years in Asia doing missions, but mostly I've lived in Canada. This year, I was able to help Ruth publish her memoir in English (she had previously published it in Japanese). I'm so honoured to have done it and so blessed by Ruth and her faithfulness in writing this.
If you're free tomorrow evening, please join us at her book launch. If you're not free, sign up anyhow to get the replay and links to her webpage.
Connie Mae Inglis, Rewriting Adam
Online book launch, replay available
Interestingly, Connie is another missionary I published this year. While her book contains some autobiographical elements, it's a novel (fiction) rather than a memoir. The book is at the printer and Connie picked up her printer's proof on Tuesday, just in time for the Zoom party that evening. I'm waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail, but I can see that it's beautiful.
Sign up here for Connie's newsletter and get the event replay: http://conniemaeinglis.ck.page/ragiveaway
Jill Anderson Cavanagh, If I Had a Sister
Launch date TBA, book available now.
The printer called today. Jill's books are ready to ship! We'll have them in hand next week! We're not sure exactly when we'll throw Jill's launch party -- we're looking at mid-August. Meanwhile, sign up to get a free, early PDF of JIll's book and later you'll get news about her party. I dream of being with her in person for that.
We've got a few other books in the pipeline, but I'll save that for another day. Hope to see you soon!