I finally received the first copies of my book!
Last Monday I picked up my younger foster daughter “A” from school. We were rushing to get to my older daughter “G”s track meet on time, but we needed to stop at the house to grab a few snacks. As we pulled up to the house, I saw there was a big box by the garage door. I figured it was something we had ordered for the girls on Amazon, but to my surprise, it was from Florida.
And then I knew that it was a box of my first copies of my book!
I told A, and she carried in the box as I grabbed my other bags out of the backseat. A opened the box, and my stomach did a little flip-flop because I was nervous how the cover and the pages turned out. She pulled a book out and said she wanted to give one to her teacher. I told her that she could, and then I grabbed one for my mom since we were going to pick her up to ride with us to the track meet. I quickly packed the snacks and waters for G to have at her meet.
We picked my mom up to go with us to the track meet, and from the backseat, A said to her, “We have something for you.” She handed her my book. Mom squealed a little and flipped through the pages. Then we rushed to the track meet and cheered on G and my nieces as they ran their races. On the way home, I stopped at a gas station, and while my car was filling up, I signed the inside of my mom’s book.
Pre-Order She Won’t Shrink Back
Fifteen months ago, I set the goal to write and publish my book. It feels great to know that this goal is accomplished, and I’m excited now to share my book, She Won’t Shrink Back, with you!
If you’d like to pre-order my book, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your pre-order will help me to know how many book to print. And I’d love to sign a copy for you! The books are $15.49. I can mail it to you if you chip in $3 to cover shipping fees. Or if you go to my church, you can pick up your book there because I’ll be keeping a stack of books in my office. I can’t wait to share it with you! :)
If you haven't already, you can download Chapter 1 for free!
Mary works at Brookville Road Community Church, where she leads children's ministry and women's ministry. She is the author of She Won't Shrink Back: A Story of Building & Believing.