My First Book Contract!
Thank you for all your prayers and support!!! Many of you have walked much of this journey with me and have encouraged me on! I posted on Facebook, so you may have already heard the news. Some of you, though, I don't have on social media, so I wanted to share this milestone with you!
My debut novel is being published by Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas (LPC Books) and is due to release January 25, 2019 in conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, since this is a theme in the story. Here's what my Back Cover Copy may say...
Of All the Liars in the World… Sometimes the Worst Are Your Own Fears. (Rudyard Kipling)
A father who never loved him…
A woman who stole his worth…
And a death he never meant to cause.
Where does someone run in the face of his deepest shame?
Billy McQueen works hard to keep his life together… and concealed. At seventeen, he can almost balance senior year with the illicit activities at home. Almost. Until he gets too close to the truth and finds he now has a price on his head.
Sold by his own father into the modern-day slave trade, Billy is forced to fight for his freedom and for his little brother who is next in line. And in the end, win or lose, he must make a choice: to become the man he hates or the one God destined him to be.
SOMETHING I AM NOT is for anyone who has ever questioned who he is, why he is here, and if the world would be a better place without him.
The cover above was designed by my dear friend and graphic designer, Steve DeBeus. Whether or not this will stay as the print cover, I don't know. But I'm hoping it makes an impact with the publishers!!!
My love to everyone!