It is now 2016, and already the new year has started off with a bang! To start with, I was offered my first publishing contract! Just like all of you, I love writing, and I have been actively writing and pursuing publication for 11 years. It got discouraging at times (those rejections can be hard), but this past fall, I felt compelled to take a break from writing novels and focus on a nonfiction book idea that had been going through my mind. That idea led to a proposal, which led to a book contract! I am signed with CrossLink Publishing, an independent Christian publisher, and they seem just as excited about my book as I am about being signed with them!

Kate Motaung

I will keep you all up-to-date as details emerge, until then let’s all happy dance! 

In other good news, today’s author interview is with another debut author who also signed her first book deal! Her book, being published by Discovery House, is also a dream come true for her. The new book doesn’t come out until next year, but Kate Motaung has an e-book that seriously touched my life in a profound way. Her e-book, Letters to Grief, will help anyone who struggles with the pain and heartache of losing a loved one.

I invite you to click on the Monday Meet-Up tab and “meet” Kate. She offers writing tips and advice for all of us who are ready to make 2016 the best year ever!