Greetings to all my valued newsletter subscribers!
I'm sorry I haven't sent a howdy or an update the last few months, but boy-oh-boy, have I got news for y'all :) Before I get into that, though, I'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas and that 2024 is off to a good start.
As you can tell from the graphic above, I love animals. I also love devotionals. Put those together and you've got a wonderful magazine called All God's Creatures, published by Guideposts. Yes, Guideposts. The one and only Guideposts founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. (As a kid, this publication was spoken of in reverent tones.)
I suppose that's why it's such an honor to tell you that I'll be writing for 2026's All God's Creatures Devotional!! Yes! I can hardly believe it. I'm teary-eyed just telling y'all about it. Anyway, if you haven't heard of this devotional, here's a snippet:
All God’s Creatures Magazine
This heartwarming, daily devotional magazine reveals all the miraculous ways God uses animals to nurture our faith and draw us closer to Him. Every heartwarming—and sometimes humorous—true story will inspire, comfort, and encourage you as only animals can.
You may recognize the cover with the orange kitten as it played a role in my newsletter entitled God Wink. I'm beyond thrilled---and so humbled to be a contributing writer with some really amazing authors. Pinch me, I'm dreaming. (My mama would be so pleased.)
I know 2026 seems like a LONG time from now, but with big publications like Guideposts, they plan WAY ahead. If you're interested in checking out the devotional, go here --> ALL GOD's CREATURES
In other news, Piper got herself a koi pond. Yep, it's a big commitment. And VERY time consuming. And honestly, a little addicting. Every day she has to clean the filter, feed and play with her fish, and if she earns enough coins, she can splurge and get a pack of dragon flies. Or maybe even a new koi. Here are a few shots of her in action.
And finally, I'm excited to tell you that I finished the fifth draft of book 4 in the Shady Gully series. In fact, I just wrote the blurb. I'm very, very, very excited about this book. Truth is, I love the town and these characters more with each book, and I hope you do as well.
In my NEXT newsletter I'm going to give you a teaser. Well, not really a teaser, I'm just going to tell you who SG #4's three featured characters are......
Anybody care to guess? Tell you what, if someone happens to guess all three in the comments below, I'll mail you a signed copy when the book is released, or I'll send you the eBook BEFORE it's released. Your choice.
Rule: You only get one guess, and in that guess, you can ONLY pick THREE characters. If and when someone gets the correct combination, I'll let y'all know in the comments. I'll announce the winner--along with the highlighted characters--in the next newsletter.
For now, SG #4 is off to my editor, and then my publisher and I will get to work with the cover, the technical mumbo-jumbo, as well as the fun stuff. I'll keep you updated.
Until then, Stay Fearless,
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