I love having things to celebrate. Like the good news I got this morning when I logged into my KDP account.

Yesterday, almost 300 people took advantage of a promo I ran and downloaded a copy of In the Shadow of Your Wings!

Almost 300 downloads of In the Shadow of Your Wings in one day!

Maybe some people may not think that’s a lot but, for me, that’s a big deal.

So THANK YOU to those who downloaded the book. Please enjoy and, of course, leave a 5 STAR review! 🙂

The promo might be over but the story isn’t. YOU TOO can enjoy a story of love, rebellion, political intrigue and faith set against the backdrop of WW1.

Give your online shopping cart purpose and pick up your copy.

Some part of my brain must have decided that parenting, church ministry, full-time writing, full-time work, a marriage ministry, and nurturing a start-up business wasn’t enough to keep me busy.

Or maybe it’s just that I needed more excuses to drink Lavazza coffee. 🙂

One way or another, earlier this year I found myself expanding my “to-do” list by organizing the FIRST EVER small book & crafts gathering in our area.

We’re calling it LancoExpo and, I must say, things are coming together in a better way than even I anticipated.

I want to share what’s gone into planning this event and hope that you’ll reblog, tweet, and–if you’re near this corner of the world–attend 2019 LancoExpo.

It all started with a viable need. I know talented authors who can benefit with exposure to the community of readers. I know the feeling. So, author ally that I am, I reached out to a couple of venues and realized that the best place to hold this kind of an event was at… a library.

11/6/2019 from 10-2 pm
Come to LancoExpo a book and craft expo at Quarryville LIbrary

The Quarryville Library is a gorgeous facility with a very community-oriented leadership team. They agreed to host LancoExpo so that was one thing off my list.

This year we have about 12 author vendors signed up so far which makes for a promising event. You can find their info on my Meet the Authors page.

So now I had a place and some authors but I had one small problem that wheedled its way to the top of my must-be-solved-right-now list.

How do I get people to come ?

Find out how we’re solving that problem in my next post.

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I am happy to share a devotional article that was published in the Bible Advocate’s Sept-October issue and translated into Spanish. Empowered Witnesses focuses on how God prepares us to do the work to which He has called us.

Excerpt:

Like the believers of old let us step forward boldly recognizing that
that we have God And that means we can change the world

Empowered Witnesses by JP Robinson

Read more on page 12.

A life lesson from Sandboarding

My son, Ezekiel, and I just got back from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and Preserve​ in Colorado. Of course, he was a natural at “sandboarding” while I… just kind of hung on for dear life!

But I learned that “sandboarding” has a lot in common with life and great writing. You take the plunge then hang on for the ride!

Even if you end up with dirt in your face, the trip is worth it.  🙂


Enjoy today. 
JP

” Take the plunge then hang on for the ride! Even if you end up with dirt in your face, the trip is worth it.” —JP Robinson