Monthly Archives: January 2017

A Pleasant Shock

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I had a pleasant shock today.  Daughters of Deliverance  rated ONE out of Amazon’s  top 100 free Inspirational Fiction books.  There’s still time for you to put Daughters of Deliverance  on your Kindle for  free through January 31. I check those numbers every day and there were days when it didn’t rank at all in the top 100.You can always buy either Kindle or print through Amazon books.

Publishing a book includes leaving yourself open not only to criticism but to undeserved praise.  I’m so thankful for the more than thirty readers who’ve taken the time and made the effort to write a review on Amazon. ( I need more! )

Here’s an example which encourages me to do all I can to see that  The Queen’s Daughters is published September 1,2017.

Although this is historical fiction set in the late 1800’s, the issues are as contemporary as today’s headlines. This is the story of Dr. Kate Bushnell, whose deep and authentic compassion for exploited women is matched only by her unflinching courage in the face of opposition. A good read. I’m eagerly waiting for the sequel, “The Queen’s Daughters”, which will complete the story of this extraordinary life.

I received a review that excited me several days ago which  opens up a whole new readership I hadn’t expected.Since teen-agers are so worldly-wise these days,they would understand  Kate’s passion to release women from sex-slavery.

While I was staying at my grandmothers house, I read your book ” Daughters of Deliverance.” I want you to know that I really like it and I think that you did a really good job writing that book.  I can’t wait for the sequel. Henna, 16 years old. ”

Since teenagers are so worldly-wise these days,they would understand  Kate’s passion to release women from sex-slavery.This  opens up a whole new readership I hadn’t expected.

 

 

 

Daughters of Deliverance

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Daughters of Deliverance

Writing a book has many stages — but  the most difficult for me  is to promote the book. Selling anything is not pleasant, even when it’s as great as Daughters of Deliverance.

When my husband and I were in college (he wasn’t my husband then– not even my room mate)one summer  we decided to sell World Book encyclopedias.  You probably don’t remember those beautiful red bumpy- textured covers with a black and gold title.  They really were a great family product– full of pictures in the years before TV.

The training class was superb. It sounded so easy. Just walk up to the door and knock.  A harried housewife answers and you tell her about this wonderful product that will entertain her children by the hour.  And educate them at the same  time.The harried house wife goes back into her kitchen for the  jar where she’s been saving for “something special,” brings out $100, and you’ve made a sale.

No, it didn’t work like that. Instead I didn’t want to knock on that front door.  I even prayed that there would be  no one at home.  You can imagine that I sold very few World  Books.  To be  honest — none!  My husband made 100% more sales than I did. He sold one– and we quit.

That must have been sixty-eight years ago.  And here I am selling books again.  But this one is fun.  I wrote it myself about a  courageous, persistent, caring woman  who obeyed God by rescuing women from mistreatment and slavery. Readers are telling me they  can’t wait to read The Queen’s Daughters — the rest of Katharine Bushnell’s story — coming out Sept. 1

So glad for others who help sell my book.  Those wonderful reviewers who keep moving the Amazon algorithm up — how else can you get Amazon’s attention? And  I’m thankful for a very  young journalist from the Highlands Ranch Herald who took time to hear my story, and write it.

I don’t even have to knock on your door.  You can go directly to Amazon  to read it for yourself.

Sorry that you can’t read the article .  It’s really pretty good, except I have 18 grandchildren instead of 8. Couldn’t figure out how to enlarge the type.  Just trust me. It’s good