Monday, September 21, 2009

Ready for MOPS Convention

Ok just finished packing all I could for my trip to Tennessee.  Me and 4 other ladies from my MOPS group are headed to the MOPS Convention in Nashville, TN.  I have comfy clother, everyday clothes and dressy clothes, so I think I am covered.  I have never been to this convention before.  I am so excited about the workshops I am sceduled to attend.  I can already tell God is going to be so apparent at this convention and I hope and pray that everyone listens to God and speaks and/or relays the message he has for everyone of us to give regardless of how shy or introvert we are!  We leave at 5 am on Thurday morning and drive all day .  It should take us about 10 hours to get there but with good company the trip should be fun!

I hope everyone has a great week and I will talk to you when I get home!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MOPS Meeting

Today's MOPS meeting went really well!!  God gave me a calmness over the whole speaking part and I feel that I covered and expressed the major points of my speech.  Whats most important to me is that people know the purpose behind my writing.  I love my book and it's great(I know I am a little parital) but I want people to see God's message behind my book!

Thanks to all who came and Praise God for using me to spread his word.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Great Launch Party

I just wanted to share a few photos with you from my launch party.  The party was great and we had a really good time.  Below is the speech I gave at the end of the party, I hope you enjoy!!!

"I want to Thank everyone for coming here today to support me. Over a year ago I prayed for a platform or a way to spread God’s word. This story is what he gave me. The story is great and it is also true but the purpose behind the book is the most important thing to me. I feel my purpose with this new found ability is to spread the word of God in anyway I can. I am standing in front of you today as a published author but most important a Christian wanting to make a difference in peoples lives. God has given me the platform and ability to write and speak to help spread his word. I am just one of His warriors on earth trying to make a difference.

So I Thank you again for allowing me to share this funny story about my sons boots and the neighbors dog. I pray for this book to reach and touch many lives and with that prayer I also want to pray people will know the driven purpose behind writing this story."


Hastings Book Signing Event

Great news people!!!

I received an email from my publisher and they have booked me a book signing at Hastings in Tyler TX.  The signing is October 24 from 1-3 pm.  I am super excited about this event.  I think maybe I am starting to feel like this is real.  I am learning alot with this new process. 

If anyone has any tips on how to promote more, please let me know:o)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sorytime in Grand Saline, TX

Just letting everyone know that I am headed to Grand Saline, TX for storytime for three Head Start classes.  Thanks Crystal for helping me book these great events. 

The launch paty went well and I want to thank everyone who came out to support me!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Party TODAY!!

Today at the Lindale Public Library from 2-4 pm I am hosting a party for the launch of my book.  I am so excited that my book is finally avialable to the public.  We have sent three press releases out so hopfully we will have great media coverage.  If you live in the area please stop by to pick up a copy of "That Puppy Dog Took My Boots" and get it signed.  We also are going to have a coloring station for the kids to color a coloring sheet of the cover of my book. 

If you don't live in this area then you can go online to any major bookstore and order a copy of my book.(,,, or

Thank you so much for all the support and prayers this journey has been God driven and I praise God for all the success he has given me.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pajama Storytime

Tomorrow I will be the guest reader at the Mineola Library for Pajama Storytime.  You bring your kids dressed in their PJ's at 6:30 pm.  We read the book and then the library will provided a small snack and drink for the kids.  It's a great way to spend quality time with your kids and the best thing is it doesn't cost you anything....unless you want to purchase a book!!:)  I would love to see you there. 

Come join us for the first pajama storytime of the year!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Today is the Day!!

Good Morning to everyone!

I am so excited to announce that today my book is available online at places like,,, and  Also, if you want to just go to your local bookstore you can request that they order the book for you.  You may also request that they host a book signing.  If that is something they are interested in then they can contact my publisher and we will be the ball rolling on that for you.  I am so excited that this day is finally here and that I can share my story with all of you. 

Thanks for all the support and I hope you enjoy the book!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pajama Story time at Mineola Library

September 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm the Mineola Library is hosting pajama story time.  They have asked me to come and read my book!  What an honor!  If you live in this area come and bring your kids it's going to be a blast.  There will be refreshments after story time:)

It's on at the Lindale Library!!!

WoooHooo!!  The Lindale Public Library has come through again for me.  I got the call yesterday that the Lindale Library was avaiable for rent on September 12 for my launch party.  Thank you Kerri!!  Today I have had flyers printed for my sons Playschool and I also had the invites printed today.  Things are moving along fast and furious but very fun:)  I will pick up the invites today and start hand writing the address this evening.  I feel that by hand writing the addresses it lets that person now that it means alot to me for them to be there.  I also have a friend working on a press release for me and she says we will send that out by the end of the day!YAY