Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Is it finally March 2?

It's hard to describe what it's like for an author after so many months on Release Day.

I submitted the manuscript eight months ago on July 7, 2009. Since then we've edited, fine tuned, published, printed, shipped, planned tours, planned advertising, planned media, and waited...

And waited...

And at long last, the book is born in stores across the country.

After seven books, it's just as exciting!

I hope you'll give The Cross Gardener a spin. It's my most personal story to-date and it means the most to me. I hope, perhaps, it will mean something to you, too.

Oh, and always remember to take the long way.


  1. I passed a cross on the highway today and thought again of this great book. I hope that family can find peace with their loss.
    I was blessed enough to receive an advanced copy of this book from my husband. He won a call-in contest and then gave the book to me for Christmas.
    I had no idea what it was about before I started reading and I'm glad I didn't. Not knowing the premise or outcome made the story that much more intense and surprising. My husband was away on a business trip when I read it and I found myself missing him more and more and praying for his safe return with each page.

    This book was beautifully written and although I love all of your books, this one is now my favorite. As an editor, I greatly appreciate the unedited, advanced copy. Thank you.

  2. I have just read "The Cross Gardner" and there are no words to express how it made me feel. Thank you for another powerful and soul touching story. I'm going to gift and recommend to everyone I know. God Bless.

  3. I've avoided reading things on the blog because I've worried someone might give something away. The blog post that follows about stories involving the veil... I look forward to reading more.

    I'm so grateful to finally have you sign my books. I would have loved to sit and discuss the wonderful things about this story.... but I think I was more afraid of crying in Sam's Club today. As I mentioned, I did start crying at page 40 and didn't stop until the end. But really, that isn't true because tried to tell a friend about the book and started to cry again.

    I'm trying to actually figure out how I want to blog about the story and not give anything away!

    I guess my discussion with you about the story... that is for another time.

    Again, it truly an amazing story. You will open the eyes and the thought process of death/the life after death to so many people because of this story. Thank you again. I do look forward to the next time we meet.