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!