Saturday, April 21, 2012

Our Eleventh Wedding Anniversary—Bible Girl Has Been Released!

   Cade and I have been married for eleven years.  Cade said we're going fishing todayhe ALWAYS catches the fish.  Last night I concentrated on good thoughts about how I'll beat him one catch-n-release at a time!  I think my laughterand the fact that we bring beer and it's the one day I drink A TON of itI think that's why I don't catch anything.  I scare them off, saving them one at a time.
    BUT not today!  I'm going to get more than Cade.  And then we'll have an awesome camp-out.  At least that's what I think we're doing.  I heard Cade whispering on the phone though.  He might have other plans, just like last year when he took me . . . SKY DIVING!!! What could he do to top that?  I told Janie I'm worried he might take me swimming with sharksor visiting live crocodiles.  Who knows what that daredevil has planned?
    Anyway, time will tell.  We're just getting ready to leave now.

    But today is special for other reasons too.  Do you remember when The Golden Sky came out?  Zeke's birthday changed from a sad memory to something I could celebrate.  That bookthe story of his lifehas blessed so many people now.  To think, ten years ago a kid was born and because of him, I found my own calling in life.  I was meant to be a writer.  I was meant to share his story so others could heal from their own losses.
    Well, today the prequel to The Golden Sky has been released!  People are saying that while Zeke's book was sad, gripping and hilarious at times, Bible Girl is hysterically funny and endearing.  It would be great to find out what you'll think of it.  
    I wrote it as a love letter to my husband. Everything in that book is true—about how I fell in love at the age of seventeen.
    Last year, Cade worked so much that he only came home on the weekends. I sent him a couple of chapters each week, and through my words, I felt he was always with me.
    “I got to fall in love with you all over again,” Cade said after finishing the last chapter. The crazy thing is, I felt the same way.

    
    Although this excerpt isn't funny, it describes the whole conflict displayed in Bible Girl.  I'm really excited about this one.

The book practically cried for me to spare its life, and for a moment I thought I'd rather burn in Hell than lose something my brother had given me in love. The pastor nudged me, though, and my heart turned to ice.
     I thought of all those hours my brother had read to me. I thought of all that time he'd invested.

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    I couldn't throw it into the fire; not the last book of the trilogy. That funny little dwarf stared at me from the cover. Then, I closed my eyes. I stepped so close to the flames they almost ate my skin. I tore the book in front of those kids. I put on quite a show throwing in a section at a time because I couldn't stand sending the whole thing in at once. When the last pages went up in flame, and the dwarf on the cover curled with death, I dropped to my knees and cried. The kids all hooted and screamed in ecstasy, thinking I'd been freed, when the ropes of religion had just twisted tighter.

    Faced by an uncertain future and surrounded by hypocrites, Elisa feels her foundation crumbling. She doesn't know who to turn to. That's when she meets a mysterious man. But maybe she shouldn't trust him after all. Will he help her, or make things even worse than they were before?

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20 comments:

"To think, ten years ago a kid was born and because of him, I found my own calling in life. I was meant to be a writer. I was meant to share his story so others could heal from their own losses."

I'm so glad you finally realize you were meant to be a writer!!

I just bought this book on Kindle.

I hope you're having loads of fun and are loaded.

Love,
Janie

I spent my morning sitting out on the porch in the sun, finishing The Golden Sky. I can't think of a better way to start a Saturday. Whenever I first start seeing someone, I don't shave my legs either. I know I would be too embarrassed to let anything happen. That had me cracking up. I loved the whole thing and Erik finally had to tell me to go in the house to blow my nose. I couldn't stop sniffling. Will you have copies of Bible Girl for sale at your Beans and Brews gig next month?

I knew we were alike lol I'll have Bible Girl there. Thank you for reading my book. That meant so much to me.
-Elisa

Thanks, Janie. We're driving and I still have no idea what we're going to do lol apparently it is not fishing OR swimming with sharks ;)

Than you, Fran, for all of the kindness and encouragement.

Hope you have a fun filled day and nothing to death defying happens that you can't defy it..hahaha...surely will be giving this one a read too at my zoo.

Aw! Happy anniversary to you and Cade! Whatever daredevil thing you do to celebrate, be safe! And yay for "Bible Girl" coming out!

Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a great time! and congrats on the book release, too. :)

Mommy's Memorandum sent me to your site. I enjoyed reading your writing. Best of luck with the new book!

Loving it so far!!! Happy Anniversary and I hope whatever he's planned, you'll have a great time!

Happy Anniversary and I hope you caught more fish than that husband of yours lol.
I'm so excited that Bible Girl is out and done! I loved reading it! You did an amazing job. I'll figure out how to promote it on my blog. ;)

The book sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read it.

Happy belated anniversary. Sorry I missed it yesterday, been a busy working weekend.

On the upside I do have Bible Girl all loaded up on my Kindle. As soon as I write those magic words "The End" on my latest work in progress I shall be diving into it full force.

Happy Anniversay! I hope you and Cade had a fun time. I can't wait to hear about it.

I, too, fell in love at 17, and know how young love can last a lifetime. Unfortunately for me, he went on to become a famous musician, so I didn't get to celebrate the anniversaries and day-to-day love that you have shared. At one time, though, writing was my passion, and how I dealt with life's day-to-day trials. Thanks for inspiring me to start again, and I look forward to reading Bible Girl.

Congratulations on the success of your writing. You are blessed.

Well, I have recommended The Golden Sky to my friends, and I look forward to reading Bible Girl and being able to do the same.

Congrats on all your successes Elisa.

WOW - first time I've come across your blog was today and it's difficult tearing myself away I'm enjoying it SO MUCH! Think I'll go now though and get Bible Girl on my nook!! Thanks for being here - I'll be back!!

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