I love to see my friends publishing books. In 2015 I published the 2nd edition of How to Self-Publish: A Guide for Author-Preneurs and Puffy & Blue: The Chronicles of Nine Lives Together. In my local writers group we celebrated several book publications. I have been blessed with several long distance writer friends as well who published this year. My story also appeared in the book From Tears to Triumph: Tales of Transformation Through Jesus Christ (see below) and the Summer edition of WHOA Woman Magazine.
Bleats 365 is a collection of Andy’s popular Bleats blog and Facebook posts that are always inspirational, encouraging, challenging and sometimes laugh-out-loud irreverent; always a refreshing look at life and truth from a Christian perspective.
Rediscover the Apron: Satisfying Spiritual Starvation by Tammy Lovell Stone
Do you long for more peace and rest in your life? Are health challenges, family struggles and worry about the chaos in the world weighing you down? Perhaps it’s time to Rediscover the Apron of protection offered by your loving heavenly Father. No matter what circumstances you face, you are invited to His lavish table. He will satisfy your spiritual starvation as He nourishes you in an intimate relationship with Him. He will cultivate freedom, trust and compassion. His love will heal through forgiveness and repentance. Join Tammy Lovell Stone, who left her anxiety in God’s arms. Tie His Apron strings around your heart, and find the peace and satisfaction your soul longs for.
The Fruit of the Spirit by Kaye Peltier
This book gives children an elementary introduction to the Bible verses, Galatians 5:22 & 23 regarding the “Fruit of the Spirit”. These colorful illustrations by a nine-year-old also includes an original song written and performed by the Author. This excellent resource for Church Leaders and parents will entertain as well as teach children age three and up.
Recent books in my Virtual Writers Group
Annie’s All About Goats: Essential Goat Care by Mary L Humphrey
A complete guide to goat care, including, how to select breeds, how to house and set up pastures, health and wellness care, breeding, birthing, caring for goat kids, milking, and how to develop an income stream from goats.
From Tears to Triumph: Tales of Transformation Through Jesus Christ by Alyssa Middleton
From Tears to Triumph contains 24 stories of hope, redemption and recovery. Each of the 21 women bare their souls, sharing some of the most difficult, humbling and heart-wrenching experiences of their lives. Each story also describes how the individual’s life has been transformed in spite of their experiences through the love of Jesus Christ. Find hope and encouragement through the harrowing stories that depict the battles and victories associated with abuse, marriage struggles, career difficulties, miscarriage, addiction, abortion, cancer and more. These powerful stories demonstrate that no matter what you are facing, the love and power of Jesus Christ can transform your life of tears to one of triumph. Contributing authors include: Linda Bingham, Dr. Esly Carvalho, Katie Clifton, Elin Criswell, Andrea Crowder, Kayla Fioravanti, Julene Fleurmond, Vanessa Hlavaty, Dr. Lori Hobson, Mary Humphrey, Beverly Dru Lewis, Alyssa Middleton, Cheryl Moses, Loral Robben Pepoon, Patricia “Pat” Sabiston, Susan Sexton, Cindy Taylor, Alicia Terry, Amy Volk and Jennifer Waddle.
Creative Soap Making: The Basics and Beyond, 2nd edition by Elin Criswell
Creative Soap Making is written to appeal to new and experienced soapmakers alike. It is designed to teach the basics of how to make soap while opening your eyes to the whole creative world of creative soap making. It teaches beginning soapmakers with detailed instructions on how to make cold process soap. This book also serves as a great reference for experienced soapmakers with the chapters The Guide to Soapmaking Oils, Successful Creative Soapmakers (includes interviews with soapmaking pioneers and leaders)and the great resource section.This book will serve as a great addition to every soapmaker’s library.
Soap Queen Lotions, Scrubs, Salts and More Projects by Anne-Marie Faiola
This E-book contains 16 projects including innovative lotions, scrubs, salts and more tutorials featured on the Soap Queen Blog in 2011 and 2012 all in one convenient Kindle.
Take a trip down memory lane with Anne-Marie as you travel back through this collection of the lotions, scrubs, salts and more projects from the Soap Queen Blog. Featuring fun and innovative projects like the Hidden Color Bath Bombs, Coffee Butter Foot Creme, Sore Muscle Blends for Athletes and many more. Now you don’t need to click back through endless posts to refer to these amazing projects, we’ve collected them for you here all in one place!
Soap Queen Cold Process Soap by Anne-Marie Faiola
This Kindle book contains 22 of the best Cold Process Soap recipes from the Soap Queen Blog.
These projects were posted from the beginning of the Soap Queen blog until 2011. A few of the projects included are the Pink Sea Salt recipe, Gardener’s Soap and Green Beer Soap projects.
Soap Queen Melt & Pour Soap: The Early Years by Anne-Marie Faiola
Over 20 innovative Melt & Pour soapmaking projects that made the Soap Queen Blog as popular as it is today! Take a trip down memory lane with Anne-Marie as you travel back through this collection of the melt & pour soap projects from the early years of the Soap Queen Blog. Featuring fun and innovative projects like the Jelly Roll technique, embedded loops, Eco Chic or the realistic Clamshell tutorial. Soap Queen Melt & Pour Soap, contains Melt & Pour soap projects from the start of the Soap Queen Blog up until mid 2008.
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Writers need other writers. No one quite understands the inner workings of a writer better than another writer. Most importantly writers need accountability. I am impressed with the volume and quality of the publications that came out of my circle of writer friends. Did I miss anyone who published in 2015? Let me know and I will gladly add you to the list.