One of the things I’ve learned since publishing Heaven Shining Through is one time is not enough. If you want credibility as a writer, you need a collection of work.
Enter phase two. I will be publishing a second book based on the posts found here on the blog. Appropriately titled Wisdom From a Father, the book will contain updated posts, all reflecting two facets of my complex life. My comments are always filtered through the lens of Judeo-Christian values and largely based on 40 years of marriage raising five children.
Over the past six years, I have posted 790 times with 726 direct followers, 299 Facebook followers and 115 Twitter followers from around the world. I started with just 25 followers plus Facebook.
Wisdom From a Father will include 52 “chapters” which can be read at your own pace or broken into weekly hopefully inspirational thoughts. Each chapter takes ordinary, everyday events and puts a reflective spin on it. Topics include nature, events and reviews.
Wisdom From a Father is in the final editing stage. The cover will be revealed id-month and pre-orders will be accepted around Nov. 1. The book is expected to be launched in mid-November, in time for Christmas.
I’m excited about the new project, which is a different publishing approach from Heaven Shining Through. I hope you will get excited as well.
I am the former owner/publisher of Reveille/Between the Lakes, a weekly newspaper in Seneca County, NY, right smack in the middle of the beautiful Finger Lakes. I’ve worked in the newspaper industry all my life including stops in New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Washington, DC, Maryland, New York and now Maine. My late wife — my inspiration in life — and I raised five children and currently have 18 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
I published Heaven Shining Through, a Christian novella about relationships, in March. It has been well received. I invite you to check it out at https://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Shining-Through-Joe-Siccardi/dp/1545624569/ Kindle and paperback versions are available.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Fickle people can’t be trusted. Make decisions and stick to them.