As most first-born personalities, I find myself going back over things to make sure I haven't missed anything. Yesterday, thanks to the wonderful Terri Groh (new author by the way) I realized I missed something. Well, it was something I did months ago but then didn't think I needed it so I never sent it -- and long story short, I should have. Since I had the form completed, I sent it out yesterday and the wait time is 4 - 6 weeks - join me in prayer that I receive what I need in four weeks, if not sooner. My stomach is a mess over this and the error/oversight on my part. I'm trusting this to God and pray He forgives my human mistake with grace and mercy only He can provide.
I am going to try and not fret over this because it is in God's hands. So I will pray to trust and rest in His continued provision. Now you are probably wondering what this big announcement for the month of March is, right? In keeping with the fun and excitement of this blog and the book's release in April we decided to have two book signings on April 3, 2103. Many of you have the 6 p.m. Book Release and Signing party at the River's End Bookstore written down but there will be one more on that day!!
Do you want to know where? This is where the fun comes into play. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have in the preparation.
4/3/94 Searches for Heidi...4/3/13 A Search for Hope
This year we invite you to join us in a new search. Instead of memories of the day Heidi disappeared, we hope you can find room to treasure a new aspect of this April third date. Heidi's disappearance was tragic and has affected our family and community greatly. While the book signing in Oswego is local, Heidi's family wants to provide a time for the community on April 3 too.
As part of this search for hope, there will be clues in each of the blogs posted on T.O.P.'s Tuesday in March. On April 2, 2013, the T.O.P.'s Tuesday before the release, there may be one final clue. We encourage you to visit the blog daily but especially on Tuesdays to figure out where this MYSTERY BOOK SIGNING might be. Doesn't this sound like fun?
There will be a designated amount of books available for purchase at this location. I look forward to meeting you and signing your books, this is one way to say THANK YOU to our community on the anniversary date of when life changed for our small town of New Haven and our entire county.
What is T.O.P.'s Tuesday?
Our Tuesday blogs are titled, T.0.P.'s Tuesday and will provide you with information relating to the release of Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. It might be an upcoming speaking engagement, the cover, an excerpt, or bizarre tidbits about the publishing process you may not be aware of.
Why is it called T.O.P.'s Tuesday? Great question! Heidi played volleyball for the Bishop Cunningham Jr./Sr. High School until it closed in 1992. On February 14th, 1992 the Palladium Times (an Oswego, New York newspaper) named my sister, Heidi M. Allen athlete of the week. This was exciting and we were all proud of her but it was the name they gave her that stirred the most attention, "Tower of Power".
*BOOK GIVEAWAY: Oh my gosh, your comments in response to the Ash Wednesday blog were a boost of encouragement for my family. Thank you again. Marion Tickner won a copy of Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey before its release in April. And guess what, she has shared a review for all of you too. Check out the "Book Reviews" page to meet Marion - thank you Marion!
*My 2nd book, When the Waves Subside - There is Hope, a book written in honor of my parents and the strength and miraculous ability to survive a parents worst fear, the loss of a child.
*The Blog Tour continues - check the "Book Reviews" page to catch up on reviews and some of my guest blogs on other people's blogs as part of the tour.
*"Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey" Book Release & Signing Party are scheduled for April 3, 2013, 6 p.m. at the River's End Bookstore located on 19 West First Street, Oswego, New York*BIG NEWS: You can PRE-ORDER your books through The River's End Bookstore today! Call 342-0077 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Contact book stores, libraries, and other potential venues for book signings. I sent nearly 50 out last week - hoping to hear from them soon.
*Keep my eyes focused on HIM...
*Join me in prayer for the protection and provision of our family as the release of Where's Heidi? gets closer