Hi friends! I know it’s later in the day than I usually post but there’s so much to catch up on so … no time like the present, right?
The last few weeks have felt like a year – and not necessarily in a bad way.
This time two weeks ago I was thinking “I should probably start packing for ACFW” which I was heading to Nashville for the next day. Nothing like planning ahead 😉
While there I got to hug on so many of my fave authors & fave people – and yours too! Recognize anybody in these pics (besides me… i’m not interesting when you consider who i’m in frame with lol)
I also have another picture that I took at dinner one night, but I won’t publish it because I want Debbie Macomber to still like me 😉 The picture is of DEBBIE MACOMBER EATING AT MY TABLE and FRANK PERETTI just over her shoulder. I sat there in that moment and thought, “If someone had told me five years ago that I would be eating with Debbie Macomber and sitting within eyesight of Frank Peretti and hugging all those people in the photos above (and considering them dear friends) I would have thought they’d been reading too many of Frank’s books.”
An undeserved blessing that I will never take for granted ♥
And then the day I returned I got sick. Really sick. And then my husband got sick. Really sick. Diagnosis: pneumonia for the both of us. So we were pretty pitiful together.
BUT THEN YESTERDAY!!!!!
Speaking of undeserved blessings….
(drum roll please)
(go on – click that image up there with the books and the blue wall and the nifty logo)
WE LAUNCHED A MAGAZINE FOR AVID READERS BY AVID READERS!!
Yes I’m shouting because I’m that excited about it! Cue muppet flailing!
Our first issue will launch in early November 2018, and here’s a sneak peek of the cover! (Image & colors subject to change but style will remain the same)
Hope By The Book is doing what has never quite been done before – creating a magazine to celebrate books (across multiple genres, fiction and nonfiction) AND the reading life for the avid reader, as well as offering smart reviews from industry professionals to industry professionals.
Each issue will have new articles for every reader seeking useful, fun, and inspiring content all about books and the reading life! It will be packed with top notch articles and images that feed your inner bookworm and arm you with great books to grab at the bookstore.
Each post on our website will do the same!
We love books. We live books. In fact, to us, books and lifestyle are interchangeable. Books inspire us to change our lives, to refine our souls, to stretch our imaginations, and to deepen our faith.
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