Thursday, March 24, 2011

The "Birthing" of a Book!

Missy Tippens, here. With our new daily themes, today is a day we'll be talking about books and new authors. I'm thrilled to have another book releasing with Love Inspired which should be on the shelves now! While I was at choir practice last night at church, and we were sharing praises and prayer concerns, a woman in the choir said she had a praise. She's a librarian and shared that yesterday, she had received the box of books that had my book, A Family for Faith, in it! I was tickled they'd ordered it. And tickled that she was excited about it. :)

So I hope you'll share the excitement with me. It's kind of like seeing another child born. Something that started as an idea, a one liner, I call it. That grows into a proposal that my editor buys. That then grows into a full book that I turn in by a certain deadline. That gets revised and edited several times. That gets a title and cover. And that then gets shipped to book club subscribers and stores.

Wow, I'm tired from giving birth again! LOL I hope you'll enjoy the story. :)

Here's a blurb:

When Faith Hagin sees widower cop Gabe Reynolds every day in her coffee shop, she can’t help but feel for the struggling single dad. She’s raised a teenager of her own—and sadly, knows what not to do. But thanks to his matchmaking preteen daughter, Chelsea, the whole town’s praying for Gabe to find a wife!

Even though Faith thinks she’s content being just friends, spending time with him and Chelsea starts to feel like a fresh start at having a family. And their love may be the answer to everyone’s prayers.



A Family for Faith should be in stores any day now.
Available online as well:
e-Harlequin (click here)
Amazon (click here)
B&N (click here)
Christian Book (click here)

16 comments:

  1. I'm sorry my post went up late today for any of you who were looking earlier!

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  2. It's 7 a.m. here, and I'm thinking you were early enough.

    I also feel I should be getting you a Books R Us gift card for after the birthing.

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  3. I'll be able to check your new "kid" soon.
    Bookdepository sent yesterday an email saying the editor had made the book available and I'd receive it soon.
    Looking forward...

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  4. LOL, Pamela! Gifts are welcome. ;)
    Thanks, Merrillee!

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  5. Teresa, I'm glad! Can you tell us a little about BookDepository? Is it an online bookseller?

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  6. Hi Missy:

    You’ve just given me a marketing idea for a "How To Book" on writing a novel:

    Prenatal Vitamins
    for
    Birthing Your Novel!


    49 Ways to Keep your WIP strong & Healthy.


    BTW: Do you find it hard to say which book you love best?


    Vince

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  7. Hi Missy congrats on the new book am waiting til its available at christian book so I can finish my order there. It looks good.

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  8. I love it, Vince! You should go for it. :)

    Regarding favorites... I've always had trouble deciding. But this one grabbed me from the beginning. Of course, now I have to hope every new book becomes the new favorite! :)

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  9. Thanks you for holding your order for it, Jenny! I hope they'll release it soon there since it's already available on Amazon, etc.

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  10. Christian book says about the 6th of april not sure why so long.

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  11. I saw that, Jenny. I don't know why the difference unless they use a distributor that has different shipping dates.

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  12. Missy, I remember meeting you long ago before you birthed your first book. Then I actually judged some of your chapters in a contest. I knew you'd be here one day. I can always tells the ones who are serious and gifted. I'm so proud of you. I love it when a new girl shows up around here. Or guy--Vince--hear that. There is nothing like having a book published, whether it's your first or ... your 50th. You rock.

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  13. You're sweet, Lenora. I remember being at a workshop with you at RWA sometime before I sold, and you were kind enough to introduce me to your editor and brag on my writing. I was a nervous wreck, but so thankful you were that generous! :)

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  14. Missy: "Can you tell us a little about BookDepository? Is it an online bookseller?"

    Yes, it is.

    It's placed in UK, so I tend to get the books available a bit later than in USA but it compensates because they don't charge for delivery so, that way, I can buy more books with the price other online sellers charge to send them for Portugal ;).

    And the book has arrived :happy:

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  15. Thanks for the info, Teresa! I'm glad it got there!! :)

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