Monday, May 14, 2012

Release of Annie’s Truth

We all work our tails off writing, waiting for the payoff for all those hours spent and then THE day finally comes, the best part about writing, release month for your book. I say month instead of day because of all the fantastic events and surprises along the way.

We are fortunate to have a publisher who invests in publicity for our work. I’ve seen my book cover pop up in a number of different magazines, and Christian Fiction Blog tours. We’re also blessed to have other authors who promote our books. Making those connections through the years has become invaluable in supporting each other when the big day finally rolls around. This group is one of those I plug, even the genres I don’t read I suggest the books on this blog to readers who do.

The blog spots, interviews and reviews started showing up in places I didn’t even know existed, and the fan base for Amish is crazy good! I’ve come to appreciate my website more than ever now that book clubs, libraries and the local town newspapers ask about my book through that venue. Working pro bono for one of them came in handy. Paying my dues writing articles, devotionals and columns not only built up my sagging resume but also helped those in the industry remember me.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how many people care enough to inquire about my books and ask where to purchase one. From relatives and neighbors to my Bunko group and friends from church, remember my release day is drawing near. Even the folks in Lancaster who I visited last year on my research trip have contacted me to get some books for their groups. Kinda funny to think of Amish reading about Amish!

Mentioning all of these people is my chance to thank them for taking the time and caring about my writing journey. I’m sure my experience pales to most other authors, but for me I couldn’t ask for anything more!

Annie’s Truth Blurb:
After learning the truth about who she really is, can this prodigal daughter be accepted back into the safety and security of home?

Annie Beiler seems to have it all—a loving family in a tight-knit Amish community and the affections of an attractive and respected young man. But when she learns that she was adopted after being found as an abandoned newborn, she sets out on a journey to find out who she is.

Her father is strongly against her decision to leave, as it could mean Meidung, or excommunication from the community and even her family. But Annie knows she must find “the path that has her heart.”

As Annie’s search brings her into the fast-paced world of modern life, she is confronted with all of the temptations she was warned of. Her quest for self keeps her from returning, but when she finds out the truth, she becomes so broken Annie reaches a point of no return, and has to make a choice.

Can she make her way back to the order and security of her family? Or will she remain an outsider—torn between her two worlds?

1 comment:

J. Halvorson said...

Congratulations Beth! Enjoy the rewards, you earned it. I like to think of the Amish reading your book.