I am so excited to be posting about a new Christmas book by Delia Latham DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
This book releases on kindle on Amazon on November 15, and is the first of 4 novellas about 4 cousins who return to Gatlinburg TN for the holidays. Book 2 by Tiff Stockton will release on Nov. 18th, my book about the 3rd cousin releases on Nov. 21st, then Jeanie Smith Cash’s book which releases on Nov. 24th about the 4th cousin will also have an epilogue to bring all the cousins together. Lots of fun reading to get you in the mood for the holidays!
Evan Lassiter is still trying to recover from being jilted at the altar three years ago.
Now, with Laramie’s beloved Granddaddy celebrating his eightieth birthday (on Christmas Eve) she’s forced to return home to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But even the memory of that awful day rips her heart to shreds. How can she survive a face-to-face meeting with the man she still loves?
All of these 4 novellas will also release in print a few days after the kindle release date.
DELIA LATHAM is a born-and-bred California gal, raised in a place called Weedpatch and currently living in the lovely mountain town of Tehachapi with her husband, Johnny. She enjoys multiple roles as Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but especially loves being a princess daughter to the King of Kings. She has a “thing” for Dr. Pepper, and loves to hear from her readers. Contact her through her website or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find her also at the following online locations:
Good morning, Delia. I have so enjoyed working with you on this project, and appreciate all of your invaluable help. What is your favorite Scripture? Do you also have a favorite Scripture that encourages you in your writing?
I have a couple of favorite scriptures, and they both keep me through each day. The first is my prayer every morning, because I need a new heart of Christ with every new day.
1) Psalm 51:10 – Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew aright spirit within me.
The second I also like to read with each new day, because it keeps me reminded where my mind should dwell. If I find during the course of a day that I’m thinking on things other than those mentioned in this verse, I’m allowing my mind to stray where it ought not go.
2) Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I love both of those verses, too. If you could go to any place in the world to research/write a book, what setting would you choose?
Not long ago, I would have stated “Ireland” without question, but I’ve come to think I want to see New Zealand just as badly. Either/or…if someone wants to donate a dream trip to a hungry writer, think in this direction. lol
I’ll have to share my Ireland pics with you! It is a beautiful place. As a writer how have you had to grow and stretch out of your comfort zone?
I’ve always been comfortable with the concept of writing about almost any subject. What I have learned is that, as a Christian writer, God sometimes calls on us to write on topics that Satan does not want us to write about. When that happens, nothing is comfortable, because Satan comes at the writer from all sides in an attempt to quell the message God wants delivered. I experienced that very vividly while writing about spiritual oppression in Love in the WINGS. Satan buffeted me at every turn, until I began to despair of ever getting the book written. But then I remembered…my God has never lost a battle yet, and He and His heavenly troops have my back. I can leave the entire battle in His hands, and know He’s already won, and I have nothing to fear. Just…write on, writer! :)
Great spiritual advice. What other advice would you give to a beginning writer that you wish someone had given you?
Don’t be so hard on yourself. Sometimes you just need a break, and there’s nothing wrong with taking one. When I reach a point where I’m forcing myself to sit at the computer and write, I eventually realize…I need to get away from the computer. Take a walk. Call a friend. Play a game. Watch a movie. Pray. Sing. Laugh. Love. (Probably not all at once, or my break might become permanent, but you get the picture. lol) Afterward, I almost always find myself more inclined to get into mindset of writing. No one can do the same thing all day every day and not experience a bit of burnout. Don’t do that to yourself.
Thanks, I needed that reminder! Do you want to add anything about your book such as how to order it?
Right now, Do You See What I See? is available only through Amazon Kindle, but I hope to release it in print very soon. Watch for the announcements…or listen for my loud yelp of victory!