That's me in the window, and my Dad, world renowned NYC Crime Reporter Pat Doyle shoveling snow. What a Christmas Eve!
I would like to thank you all so much for all the comments you have sent the last few months. I would love to hear from some of the rest of you, especially those of you in different countries.
I started this blog site in August 2011 to promote my book, A Christmas I Remember, but have almost never mentioned the book at all. I know, it's really strange, but God keeps taking me on different journeys. I believe that He gave me this one sweet memory and made it a book to prepare me for other things. It doesn't matter how small a book is, or what it is about, the process to getting it published traditionally and getting it marketed is the same. I think He is preparing me for the future. Last year I was on TV, I was on national radio, and had several book signing events. You see, dear Reader, He was gracious enough to give me a book that has a season to sell so that I wouldn't be overwhelmed. The major sales of A Christmas I Remember is from October until 24 December. It consumes me for that period of time, but then it is over. I have more exposure, so to speak, because more people are shopping for Christmas books at that time. The rest of the year He has me writing my blogs and a few more books which I will get back to after this sale is over.
Selling a book isn't easy, even with a publisher and a marketing rep. They will put information out to hundreds of media sites, but if the media sites don't care to mention it, they don't. I am not a famous name... yet, so I have to work hard to sell this little book. But my Savior is with me every step of the way, and I know that He will send the right people to buy it. I would be blessed if you would be so kind as to check it out.
I believe that God has blessed me because He wanted me to start this blog page. He works through each of us to reach different people all over the world. I have a ministry of sorts, writing what He tells me, and leaving the rest up to Him. I enjoy writing my blog. I enjoy sharing the things He has taught me. I hope that I am able to encourage and inspire you as I feel our Lord speak through or to me.
My website can be found at www.deirdretolhurst.com. Please check and see if maybe my first book would be something you would like to buy for a child this Christmas. There is a 'Look Inside' there, so you can read a little bit of it. All the details about how it came to be are listed there, so I won't go into it here except to say that I do mention that Jesus is to be honored.
This week only, until 6pm CDT Saturday, 27 October, ALL BOOKS WILL BE ON SALE for 10% OFF, and NO SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEES to any address in the United States. That makes it cheaper than Amazon. Besides, on Amazon you can't buy a hard cover, coloring book, or an Author's Special, which is one of each book, signed, and wrapped in a bow.
Thank you again, dear Reader, and may God bless and inspire you!