It’s here! It’s finally here! After more than 10 years of waiting. God’s Blessings of Fall is finally made of paper and ink. I can finally hold it in my hands. I can at last see something tangible I will leave behind on this earth after I fly off to heaven.
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Wow! That sound like a long time. But I look back and see that God took that long to get my writing skills to this point. He took that long to get my personal life prioritized for this journey. He took that long to find the right publisher and illustrator to make this a lovely book.
It took that long for me to come to peace with the snail-paced journey that is traditional publication.
God’s Blessings of Fall was one of the first book manuscripts I worked on. The idea came from “Write what you know.” A popular bit of advice for new writers. It also came from watching my four-year old grandson playing in the back yard with fallen twigs and amber leaves. He was wrapped in fleece from head to toe and delirious with joy at the changing colors of the season.
After many revisions and much time hibernating on my hard drive God’s Blessings of Fall finally came to life thanks to editor Rachel Pellegrino of Little Lamb Books and illustrator Olya Badulina.
God’s Blessings of Fall is a lyric celebration of God’s creativity expressed each fall, and a celebration of nature’s signs and symbols of the season in field and woodland. The musical language encourages young children in language development, and in expressing gratitude to God for His gifts of fall.
“Critters who fly, climb or creep.
Food to gather. Warm nests to keep.
All are getting ready for a good night’s sleep.
God’s blessings of fall.”
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I’ll print them out, shake them up, and have my grand daughter pluck one name out of the bag on Wednesday morning October 30.
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