It's finally here. Today I and thirteen others leave for a 10 day trip to Israel. I've always wanted to go since I was a young teen in Mrs. Aneger's Sunday School class. I strayed for a number of years and finally came to a full understanding of a relationship with Jesus in my early thirties. Now I get to realize a life dream, or as we say these days a bucket list box gets checked off.
The past few weeks have been tough. The cares of the world have dampened my enthusiasm for the trip. I had the influenza for two weeks. My bestest friend is dying of cancer. I most likely will not see her this side of Heaven again. My mother-in-law has been in the hospital. She's 95 so that is always concerning. I'm doing the final things for Mold and Marriage to be released in April. Needless to say it's been a tough few weeks.
So now I'm ready. The suitcase is packed. The carry-on case ready for it's final items to be placed in and it zipped up. My cat is pressed up against me as tightly as he can get. He's 19 1/2 with separation anxiety and not the best friends with my husband who isn't going along. For 10 days there will be an uneasy truce between them. Luckily, I have a friend who comes in about every day and loves on him some.
I'm going to be blogging every day during the trip. Rather than post here I've set up a page on this site to post images and comments. The link is above but I'll post it here, too. I hope you enjoy my thoughts as I and our group travel the Holy Land.
Israel March 2017
Mold and Marriage is at the editor and the cover is ready. If you receive my newsletter (you can sign up by clicking the Subscribe button) you already know how lovely it is. The couple look like I think Kyria and Mark both look like and there is a scene in the book that the background reminds me of.
The release of Mold and Marriage is set for and April 15 release in Kindle. Happiness for tax day. During the next few weeks I'll be posting some snippets to wet your appetite. Print version will follow shortly.
Just to update you on the print of Chloe's Sanctuary, I came down with the influenza and have been pretty sick and trying to get Mold and Marriage ready for release. I'm still working on Chloe's print versions. Learning a new formatting within my writing program as the formatting program I used isn't available any longer. Learning curve is pretty steep to get all the details right. Just about done.
And Now The Reveal
Chloe and her two children were rescued five years ago by Nugget Nate and Penny. Since then they’d lived at Nate’s mission for troubled women called Sanctuary Place. Now, with Sanctuary House ready she, and several other rehabilitated women, are moving to Stones Creek, Colorado to find a loving husband.
The release date for Chloe's Sanctuary is some time in February. I'm hoping for mid but it may be late depending on when my editor can get it on the schedule.
There will be a cover reveal and snippets as well as some interviews of the main characters. So stay tuned. If you are a newsletter subscriber you'll hear the news first as well as receive a free story linked to the book.
Joshua, the pastor of the town of Sanctuary, Montana, is asked to contact minister friends of his asking for young women who would be willing to come west to become brides to the single men of Sanctuary. The ladies will correspond with the men by letter before they come to town. He's being pressured by the deacons of the church to marry so he decides to write to a lady of his own.
Hattie is in a difficult situation. As an orphan in Chicago she was indentured out as kitchen help to a brothel at age twelve. Now on the verge of turning twenty-one the brothel owner wants her to move upstairs with a change of profession. Something she does not want to do. Through help from her Chicago preacher she is able to travel to Sanctuary.