I thought I’d take today to let you know what’s happening in my writing life now that Sinai is well on it’s way.
First, In the Shadow of Sinai has been nominated for the Christian Small Publisher Association’s Book of the Year Award. Unlike most book awards. this one is decided by voters, not judges. So I could really use your help! One of the other authors in my category is a former secular romance writer and as such, will have legions of fans. So please help me out and visit the award site and vote for me! General Fiction is toward the bottom of the page.
The sequel is finished, at least my part, and in the hands of my beta readers. When they are finished, I’ll pass it on to my publisher who hopefully will want to print it, and it will be out in the fall. By the Waters of Kadesh picks up where Sinai leaves off, and tells the story of the spies who check out the land of Canaan. Kamose, the Egyptian soldier from Sinai, has the lead in this book. Tirzah is a young widow and mother of twin three-year-old girls, and Gaddiel is the spy from Zebulon.
And I’ve just begun the third and last of the trilogy, for now titled On the Brink of Promise. It’s based on Numbers 21:1-3, which says,
When the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming along the road to Atharim, he attacked the Israelites and captured some of them. Then Israel made this vow to the Lord: ‘If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities.’ The Lord listened to Israel’s plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns; so the place was named Hormah.
You actually will meet the king of Arad—he’s only the prince at the time—in Kadesh. Not a nice guy. The grandson of Bezalel and great nephew of Kamose (same person, son of Ahmose and Adi) is one of the hostages taken. OK—enough spoilers for now.
I also have a devotional coming out in a new book to be released in April. You can read more on my Books page but here’s a little bit:
The Pearls of Promise Devotional is made to encourage women in their faith journey and it’s structured in a way that women can go directly to the “pearl” they are yearning for. There are twelve pearls included: Pearls of Comfort, Encouragement, Faith, Forgiveness, Joy, Love, Peace, Prayer, Praise, Trust, Truth and Wisdom. They will discover how another individual dealt with the same issue and how God brought them through it. One day our faith may be lacking, or another day, we may have a trust issue. We might struggle with forgiving another person in our lives. For all of these concerns, The POP Devotional will be their “go to” resource, a devotional encyclopedia in many ways.
Thanks for joining with me in this journey! It’s nice to have friends along the way.