EEK! Look what arrived on my doorstep a few days ago! This, ladies and gentlemen, is the first copy of ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas, a brand new, premium picture book with a cover “that comes alive with foil and sculpted embossing.” (Thank you, Zonderkidz, for that lovely description!)
It was a boiling hot 85 degrees, as I perched the book on the table outside and took this photo…
It was early on Tuesday morning when my phone beeped with an unexpected blessing. It was a little message from a children’s ministry colleague in Ohio. Kathy and I have never actually met.
‘Hi Glenys’, the message read, ‘our congregation hosts a summer literacy program in July called Camp Read-A-Lot. Each week we give books to the children to take home and keep for their own, mostly donated gently used books. This year we received a donation in memory of a local high school librarian to purchase a special book for each child. I was so excited to be able to purchase Love Letters from God from Church Source and a price that enabled us to purchase 170 copies! … I’m writing to you as I am wondering if you would be willing to share a few words of encouragement with our Camp Read-A-Lot kids…’
Wow! Would I be willing to share a few words of encouragement with the Camp Read-A-Lot kids? You bet! These children, gathered together in a United Methodist church in Ohio, are learning two of the most wonderful things in life: how to read, and how to know Jesus.
So I grabbed my phone, texted my bestie, and two hours later, we were sitting by a little lake in the sunshine, making this video… Continue reading
It was sitting there, quietly, waiting for me this morning as I opened the front door. A small brown box, enjoying the sunshine, snuggled up next to the purple petunias, labeled HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
Ooh…how exciting. The only thing that I would be more excited to find sitting on the doorstep would be my grandchildren. But I wasn’t expecting any books. What could it be?
Can you believe it.. there, hiding under the bubble wrap, lay eight copies of Snuggle Time Prayers and Snuggle Time Psalms… in KOREAN!
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway of my 2018 new releases: God Made Mommy Special and God Made Daddy Special.
Congratulations Chickie Brewer! I’m thrilled that you won, but I do hope you can be as patient as our Mommy Snail…
You’ll have to wait a while, but your books will be on their way to you as soon as they are published… in February next year!
Now for those of you who didn’t win, get ready to enter the soon-to-be-advertised giveaways for these two new Christmas titles, coming October 3rd 2017: Continue reading
Hurrah! The day has arrived when I can reveal the covers of my brand new children’s books, coming to a bookstore near you early next spring:
Meet God Made Mommy Special and God Made Daddy Special.
These two engaging padded cover board books celebrate the special bond between animal parents and their little ones. Whether it’s Mommy Deer, Mommy Hamster, Daddy Bat or Daddy Lion, they all have one thing in common: these parents love their babies!
Each book closes with a celebration of the love between human parent and child, because even though God made all mommies and daddies special, there’s none as special as YOURS!
Here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite poems from the pages of the Daddy book, and your chance to peek at the adorable illustrations by Estelle Corke: Continue reading
Well, I must say that I had such a fun time at the Princess Party, hosted by Baker Book House. This is my favorite picture of the day…
And although it was fun to wear a tiara (I haven’t worn one since I got married 35 years ago) and although it was great to see all the tutus, what was really wonderful was to be able to read the story of Queen Esther from my new Love Letters book to these young girls, and to reinforce that the life of a princess is not all glitz and glamour, but can be hard work and dedication. (For a real-life example, just look at the late Princess Diana.) Continue reading
There’s something fun about Before & After photos. Almost always, when you see these pictures, it’s good news.
Whether it’s a friend who lost an impressive amount of weight, or someone who transformed their home or yard into something amazing, Before & After photos have the power to inspire.
So, just for fun, I’m sharing MY Before & After pictures, of the book table I set up at a recent conference.
Here’s the before…
And here’s the after… Continue reading
Now, it might be totally my imagination… but don’t you think Princess Charlotte is just a tad like my own little princess?
When your new book stays at the Number One New Release spot on Amazon for over three weeks, and it quickly reaches 50 five-star reviews, I call it the Ephesians 3:20 principle:
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Ephesians 3:20, The Message.
Here’s a few of my favorite quotes from those reviews, plus another opportunity to win Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart,
Interrupting this week to bring you some fabulous news…
If you are a fan of the Love Letter Series (which I do hope you are!) you will already know that the unique beauty of these books lies in the lift-the-flap love letters from God, where you can write your child’s very own name. I don’t know ANYONE, be they child or adult, who doesn’t enjoy personally addressed mail.
It’s really not too onerous to write your child’s name in each letter. But what if I told you that this could already be done for you, in a beautiful font that matches the book? What if you could easily upload a photograph of your child to go inside the cover? What if you could include a personal message, printed professionally? Drum roll please… Continue reading