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Monday, February 04, 2008

I Sold Another Book! ~~ Read Chapter 1 of Promises, Promises

God is so awesome. Words can hardly describe it.

Most authors know you are only as good as your next book. Well, I have been approaching the deadline for book 3 (due Feb. 15th) in the Delaware Brides series, and that would bring me to the end of my contracted books. Although I put my career in God's hands long ago, that small 'fear' still lingers when you don't have another book waiting to be written when you finish the current one.

As usual, God proved His almighty grace and favor to me last week.

About a month ago, my editor asked me to send in proposals for up to 6 states she was still looking to contract. I selected 3 of those 6 and put together story sets for each one. Then, it was wait time while my editor reviewed the stories to see if she'd like more from any 1 of them.

A week and a half ago, she asked for a full synopsis for one story set in historical Michigan. So, I expanded on what I had previously sent and submitted it to her last week. Friday morning, I received an email from her saying she thought it was a great idea and if it's suitable for me, we'll proceed with the aforementioned contract schedule and book deadlines!

I couldn't have been more excited to receive that email! Now, as I put the finishing touches on book 3, I have the great opportunity to move into another series and jump forward over 100 years in American history. This time, the focus is Detroit during the Industrial Revolution following the Civil War and leading into what made Detroit the motor city that it is.

This means by the end of 2009, I'll have at least 7 books in print!! Woo-hoo!!

So, never doubt the calling God has on your life. If He called you to it, He'll also bring you through it. Time and time again, He's proven that to me...and He'll do the same for you.

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Now, for those who wish to read the first chapter of my book releasing this month, go to the Books page and click on the link below the synopsis. Enjoy and happy reading!

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Cherie J said...

God is so awesome! Congratulations Tiff! I am so happy for you. Sounds like a really cool story idea. I am already looking forward to seeing Promises, Promises in print.

Kim said...

WONDERFUL NEWS TIFF!! I am really paying attention here! It is truly exciting to see what God is doing in your life and in your writing!! Keep on keeping on!!


Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thanks, Cherie. Only a few more days and Promises, Promises will be available for order. I'll also be having a blog tour with free book giveaways later in the month.

Kim, it IS exciting to see God working. But, I honestly could not have gotten here without support from readers like you both.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Tiff, just popped in to see your website and blogs. Very beautiful!

And sincere congratulations on your publishing successes. Am so very thrilled for this latest news. Being an Australian I'm particularly interested in the "lesser known" parts of US history and look forward to one day being able to read your books set in Michigan. Yes, Barbour books do make their way to our shops Downunder - takes a while of course but they do eventually arrive!

I'll be in touch again hopefully in the next week or so.
May God continue to richly bless us all through your stories.
(And sorry I've never quite worked out how to have anything else but anonymous as a header!)
Mary Hawkins

Pamela J said...

I am SO VERY excited for you!! Thank you for sharing your news with us.
What an encouragement it is to go forward and then have the confirmation you are doing what God wants you to do, so there IS NO doubt the calling God has on your life.
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

You go girl! I am very happy for you! Best wishes for a successful future! Cindi

Rhonda Gibson said...

This is wonderful news Tiff and it couldn't happen to a nicer person! Congratulations and I agree 100% God is awesome!!!

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thank all y'all so much for your congrats and the celebrating you've done with me.

Mary, you are certain to learn a few unique facts and details about the lesser-known US history through my books. I love researching and learning it too!

Pam, it IS encouraging to know I'm heading where God has laid out the path for me. Not always easy, but it's a blessing when I push through the trials.

Cindy, thanks for the future well wishes too! Your support is awesome!

And Rhonda, chica, what can I say? I always love having you visit when you can find the time to drop by. When will we be hearing about YOUR next book? Hmmmm....? :)

I've said it before and I'll say it again--I wouldn't be here without all of you. BIG HUG!