If you missed it, please read my original post about this children’s book project here.
I don’t know what to say.
Thank you for sharing my post about Frazer, Dana, and their girls. Thank you for spreading the news of their situation and the book I’m working on. Thank you for the texts and the emails affirming this project.
Last night, I heard from family, friends, and strangers who were moved by the Gieselmanns’ story and by the story of the Star King. It was beautiful. I wept through comments posted by strangers on my social media accounts about the simultaneous brokenness and beauty of this situation. I hardly slept, thinking about how far God was going to take this.
As of right now, 6:00 pm CST, more than 11,000 people have read my post about Frazer and Dana.
Eleven thousand people in one day.
It occurred to me today that since so many people are interested in buying the book when it comes out, and since so many people have asked me how they can keep up with the book’s progress, that maybe I should give you a few more details.
(To be fair, I only came up with most of these details today. I did not realize how much of a splash this would make in such a short amount of time, or I might have gone into all of this slightly more prepared.)
First of all: I don’t think I even told you the name of the book. It’s called Voyage to the Star Kingdom.
Second: We have a release date!
January 15 January 12 is the official day that you can buy this book. I’m not sure about pre-orders yet, but I’ll let you know when I know.
Third: The best way to keep up with the book will be to subscribe to this blog. In the sidebar on the right, if you scroll all the way down, you will see the phrase “Subscribe Via Email.” Enter your email address and you’ll get a notification whenever I update.
Additionally, you can follow me on social media by clicking the little icons in the top right corner of this page. Anything that happens with this book, you’ll see it on my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
MANY of you sweet and lovely people have sent me a friend request on Facebook. I have a blanket rule about my personal Facebook page, and it is that I only “friend” people I know in real life. If I have not met you before, I would love for you to connect with me on my public author Facebook page instead of my private one. It’s nothing personal! Just family safety.
Finally: There will be some kind of event for this book’s release in mid- to late-January. At that event, Amy and I will auction off the original paintings she made for the book’s illustrations. Because of how time-consuming they were, Amy is going to use another technique for the illustrations that go in the book (from what it sounds like, these will be even more incredible than the originals) (how is that possible?), but she will auction the paintings she has done and donate the profits to the Gieselmanns.
And of course, the G’s will get their choice of which painting they want to keep…
Alright–that’s all I’ve got for today. I’m so overwhelmed by how much everyone has embraced this. Thank you, a million times. Please keep spreading the word, and check back for updates soon.