A Peek Inside

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Do you appreciate the ability to peek inside books on sale on Amazon and other retailer sites? They allow you to see the interior format, a chapter or two to read to see if the book jives with your reading tastes, and the writing style. For me, the latter has a lot to do with the books I choose to read.

I have so many books stacked on my night stand to read, it takes me a while to get through them. But I do!

So, an update for you. 🙂

The ebook version of my debut novel, Passage of Promise, released today. Now both my ebook and print book are available for purchase. Via Amazon, you are now able to take a peek inside the book and read the first couple of chapters for free.  You can also peek in Barnes & Noble’s Nook.

I hope the chapters you read you like and consider picking up a copy!

 

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Ebook vs. Print Book

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My debut novel, Passage of Promise, will be published on Friday, May 1, 2020.

The book will be available in both digital and print forms. The digital version will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Indigo, and other sites.

The print version will be available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Although, I’m not quite positive my print book will be there on Amazon on the publication date because as of right now, it’s showing it’s unavailable, when this morning, it showed the price and the ability to pre-order it.

I had read that some authors have had problems with Amazon in the past with regards to the retailer cooperating with authors in taking print orders from different printing platforms than their own.

I’m hoping this does not happen with my book for my readers.

If you are a person who likes to read from physical books like I do and Amazon is causing problems or not cooperating when you order, please go to Barnes & Noble’s website and order the print copy there.

If you’re into reading ebooks, any of the sites I mentioned earlier in this post will work.

For me, I spend enough time reading fellow writers’ chapters when critiquing them online and other sites online; therefore, I’m not keen reading a hundred or more pages of a book online. But that’s just my own taste, and I’m older and old fashioned. 😀

You can pre-order on Barnes & Noble, ebook or print copy, and on the other retailer sites for ebook (not sure for Amazon with regards to print copy as I said) pre-orders.

I hope you consider getting a copy of my debut novel, and if you do, that you enjoy Marina’s story. 🙂

Me with PofP final print copy April 27 2020

 

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Remembering The Known and Unknown

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When I logged onto Facebook a week or so ago, a memory from seven years ago shown at the top of my newsfeed. One having to do with my favorite Old Testament book–The Wisdom of Sirach.

The Wisdom of Sirach is part of the Orthodox Christian Old Testament Bible. It is as true and valid as the other Old Testament books other Christians of other traditions have. So, perhaps knowing that The Wisdom of Sirach is canonical for us Orthodox Christians, you may be able to better understand why we commemorate and remember the Saints of our Church.

It has been done since the early years of Abraham and Moses, etc. The tradition has carried on to this day in our Orthodox Churches.

Incidentally, I’m leading a women’s Bible and Orthodox book study during this Nativity Fast, in which we will begin to read and study this treasured book together.

The verses on remembering the saints before us from The Wisdom of Sirach are here:

44 Let us now praise honored men and our fathers.

2 The Lord established His great glory and majesty from the beginning through them.

3 There were those ruled in their kingdoms and were men renowned for their power, giving counsel through their understanding and proclaiming prophecies.

4 There were leaders of the people by their counsels and understanding of learning for the people. Wise in their words of instruction.

5 There were composers of music, and they set forth verse in writing.

6 Wealthy men with great resources, living in peace in their dwelling-places.

7 All these were honored in their generations and in their days were a source of boasting.

8 There were those who left behind a name that men might declare their praises.

9 There were also those whom no one remembers, who perished as if they never existed; and they died as if they had not been born. And so have their children after them.

10 Nevertheless, these were men of mercy, whose righteousness lives with God.

11 The good they did remains with their seed, and their inheritance with their children’s children.

12 Their seed stands with the covenants, and their children as well for their sake.

13 Their seed shall remain forever, and their glory will not be blotted out.

14 Their bodies were buried in peace, and their name lives to all generations.

15 Peoples will tell of their wisdom, and the assembly will proclaim their praise.

 

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