Today is my monthly post with the Indelibles, to visit their amazing website, click on either photograph. Indelibles is a resource for writers and self published authors. Some of us are self published by choice, in spite of contract offers. Some decide to self publish because they have a story to share with their family or maybe because they don't want to, or can't find a publisher for their book. Regardless of the reason, Indie (self published) authors look to each other and other avenues for support, feedback, and knowledge. To participate in this tour each month is one way we stay connected and help each other.
This month I want to encourage anyone, especially the Indie author to set goals and never underestimate the power of your story, and more importantly God. I released my first book, When the Waves Subside: There is Hope in February as a gift to my parents. In April, I released Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey, written to share "one sister's journey" after the kidnapping of my only sister. This summer I released Encourage Others: One Day at a Time, to help myself, and others, keep important dates organized. With each new release, blog and speaking engagement -- I learn something and continue to challenge myself to be the best writer I can be.
I shared my testimony and story for the first time in December 2010 and I NEVER imagined I would be traveling to Texas to speak three years later!!
God is so good!!
The Heidi Search Center in San Antonio, Texas invited me to speak at their annual banquet in December! As if this isn't exciting enough, this is also the same center that sent a search expert to aid in my sister's search and rescue back in 1994. The new director didn't know this when she first contacted me, only through conversation did she learn this. God lead her to my website and blog. Never did I dream this summer when we talked that she would call me in October to let me know I was approved by the board to come and speak.
So very exciting!! The details are still in the works yet the confirmation is there. As more becomes available I will let you know. Until then, don't give up on your dreams and don't underestimate the power of God when you are obedient to follow Him.
Who would of thought small town girl would write a book or travel across the country as a professional speaker? Not me...thoughts?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323