Just a note for those of you who are kind enough to wonder what’s going on in my neck of the woods.
I have a giveaway running on Goodreads this week. Come September 28, I’ll be giving away 10 free copies of The Race: An Allegory! All entries are welcome, so feel free to enter yourself and/or spread the word to friends. You can enter the giveaway here.
The Race prequel, The Making of a Demon, did come out in July and is currently available through most online retailers, including Amazon. The e-book is and will always be FREE; the print copy is about $5. However, in my zeal to write a book that my children’s class at church would love, I might have overdone the foreign language thing a bit. At least that’s the overwhelming opinion of the adults who are reviewing it. However, one advantage of self-publishing is that revising e-books is really quite easy, so I’ve decided to revise the book to limit the use of foreign words in it. (After all, “my” kids already have their copies!) I hope to have that revised version available within a week — both e-books and print copies obtained after that time will reflect the changes. So … if you haven’t claimed your free copy yet, you might want to wait for the revised version — I’ll post an update when it’s available. (Unless, of course, you enjoy speaking in tongues, in which case you’d better claim your copy right away. Once the revised version is uploaded, the original version will no longer be available.)
Behind the Scenes …
Several had asked about the next book — the promised Running Into the Next Generation that will fill in the gaps between the second and third books of the Race Trilogy. This is currently on hold while I work on building what you might call my writing infrastructure. This includes setting up a “real” email provider for this website, solidifying my social media presence, and various other technical and business-related chores. In truth, I was technically challenged even before sustaining brain damage, so these things don’t come easily for me, and it’s probably taking me a lot longer to accomplish them than it should. C’est la vie!
I have several projects on the back burner that I intend to offer free through this website. (If you have any preferences about which you’d like to see first, please feel free to let me know via email or the Comments section.) These include:
House of Miracles: A collection of true short stories documenting the many miracles we’ve experienced in the Loredo household.
- Contemporary Parables: A collection of short parables that offer a fresh perspective of the gospel.
- Allegorical Children’s Stories: Some ideas that can be used for presenting exciting Children’s Stories in your local congregation.
- 101 (or more) Ways to Perk Up Your Devotional Life: Some ideas of ways to experience God’s presence and relevance in your everyday life.
I do intend to restart the regular weekly blog posts once I get the whole mailing system mess figured out. As before, these posts will primarily be devotional thoughts. However, I intend to intersperse regular updates like this one and some book reviews/recommendations as well. And, if I’m VERY lucky (or perhaps I should say if you’re very lucky), I may even figure out how to allow you to choose which types of posts you want to receive … and which you don’t.
Wishing you all a blessed day!