Heaven IS Shining Through

Each journey begins with a single step. But at some point, you have to take a little bit of a jump.

That’s where I am. It jump time. And there is no turning back.

The novella, Heaven Shining Through, has made it to the printer. Next stop is real hard copies in my hands! That’s expected in about a week.

Now if you thought putting the manuscript together was tough on the mind and soul, you haven’t been faced with preparing for launch and marketing. For the past few days, I’ve been consumed with keeping in contact with my publisher (who will handle national exposure), setting up a local network, finding and confirming a book launch venue and scheduling a host of presentations in two states.

The official public book launch will be held April 29, noon-2 p.m. at The Mill Café, Dover-Foxcroft, ME. In addition, I will be presenting a copy of the book to the Thompson Free Library May 1, 2 p.m., holding a book signing and presentation at Edith B. Ford Library, Ovid, NY, May 3, 7 p.m. and presenting a copy of the book to the Interlaken (NY) Public Library board, May 8, 7 p.m. Other Seneca County (NY) presentations are planned {but not confirmed} at the Waterloo Library, Mynderse Library (Seneca Falls) and Elizabeth Garnsey Delavan Library (Lodi). I would also like to make some presentations to the libraries in Paterson and Totowa, NJ, probably later in May or June. Of course, I’m also open to meeting with individual reading groups and organizations. If anyone is interested, just let me know.

Heaven Shining Through will be available at the book signings and presentations and online through Xulon.com, Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. The online availability is expected by late April. You can also order a copy of Heaven Shining Through by contacting me by e-mail at revblt@rochester.rr.com. I will start processing books for those who have already requested copies.

Heaven Shining Through is a story within a story. The underlining theme is the restoration of a relationship between Sam and her mother. It is told through the prism of a flashback of Sam’s life — her early home experiences, her wilder side, meeting the love of her life, Chad, her growth as a wife and mother through sorrow and blessings, and the presence of God in an ordinary life.

I tried to keep it real with appropriate language and activities. I purposely stayed away from being “preachy” but rather told a story that showed the presence of God in everyday, sometimes messy lives. My hope is readers will be able to see that.

A lot of the activity takes place in the greater Paterson, NJ, area, which is where I called home as a youth. Some of the backdrops will be familiar to fellow Patersonians who grew up in the mid 60s.

It’s been quite a ride!

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. — Confucius


About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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