Monday, September 3, 2012

So much happening!

Seeing that my last post was nearly a year ago, I thought it a good idea to post an update on what has been going on not only with my book but with me personally during 2012.

My last post (in October 2011), announced the book signing/launch that was to take place in February of 2012, and I'm pleased to announce that it was a huge success! Hastings reported that it was the most successful signings that they had ever had, and the week following the signing, I tied for the store's second-bestselling author! Many thanks to my partner, S.K. Waller for all her efforts in the publicity, press reports, preparations, and for hosting the launch party in our home afterwards. It was truly amazing, and a wonderful time was had by all.

On a personal note, you may or may not have noticed that I've changed my profile picture. That's because in November of 2011, I started on a journey to loose 100+ pounds. I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes), and was well on my way to type II diabetes if I didn't do something drastic to reverse it. Two weeks before Thanksgiving I started on a diabetic-friendly, whole foods diet and a healthy low-impact exercise plan, and as of last week I have lost 93 pounds. By my book signing in February, I had lost nearly 40. So I'm looking and feeling pretty great these days. I still have about 30 or so pounds to lose, but I'm well on my way now!

So Faithful a Heart: Special Edition has now sold over 200 copies (print and Kindle Editions combined), and I've been invited to do a book lecture/signing at the OK Mozart festival in June of 2013. There are several new reviews on Amazon, and several more coming. Check them out! They're great!