In March at the recommendation of our friend David, I entered my book (at that time, still unpublished) in the Oregon Christian Writers Contest. Last week, I received notice that I am a finalist in the competition! The winners in all categories will be announced August 6. I am honored to be considered and excited to see where all this will lead us.
In the meantime, I am constantly encouraged by people who have read Painful Blessing. It is important to me that the book be meaningful to anyone who reads it, not just those affected by stroke. It is a wonderful experience to listen to people’s reactions and feelings and then to hear their stories.