We did some rearranging of my blog tour, so I'm taking day six. I find this quite serendipitous actually, because it gives me an opportunity to share this awesome bit of fan mail that I received yesterday. It's from a middle school teacher down in Florida. It made my day--it's the kind of correspondence authors live for. I'd like to share it with you.
Sometimes I read a book and write a review, but the book stays with me for a long time. I want you to know that this is how your book has impacted me. I can think of only one other book that made me feel the same way and I recommend it to you. It is called "Quest For the Nailprints" by Don Furr.
Your series is the type of book I want on my shelf. Twenty-four years ago I sat in my first classroom. It was in a private Christian school. There were so many things wrong there. Our principal was what I termed at the time "so heavenly minded he was no earthly good." In his mind, everything was a sin. Your book would have definitely been added to the pile when he did his book burning in the parking lot. I applied to another local Christian school. The preacher recommended I teach in the public system. I told him I would be fired for sure because I couldn't keep my mouth shut about God. He laughed and said, "Don't you think people in the public system need to hear about God and he is going to use you?" So I prayed and began my journey into the public school system. It has never been easy, but God has always given me student prayer warriors. I have made it my business to keep all types of books on my shelves. However, I have made it my business to put as many God-centered books on my shelves as possible. I've met some wonderful authors that way. Then I had a student ask me to write books and put them on my shelves. So I wrote my first one. I was told by a teacher that the schools would never allow it in because it talked about a girl's relationship with God. Two years ago one of the teachers in my school bought a classroom set and taught my book in my own school. Finding the balance is what I have learned is so difficult. We want people, old and young alike, to learn about God's love. I will continue in my efforts to find that balance. In the meantime I will rely on authors like you to fill my shelves with the books I find most important for my classroom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait to promote these books to my students. You and yoru books have been a blessing to me. May God richly bless you and your writing.
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THERE ARE STILL 3 MORE DAYS LEFT ON THIS BLOG TOUR. MAKE SURE YOU DROP BY THE REMAINING THREE STOPS.
December 1 Carolyn Twede Frank - franklycreative.blogspot.com
December 2 Christy Monson - christymonson.blogspot.com
December 3 Susan Tietjen - susantietjen.blogspot.com
December 4 Sandra Stile - themusingsofabookaddict.com
December 5 Christy Frazier - pocketcheerleader.com
December 6 Carolyn Twede Frank - franklycreative.blogspot.com
December 7 Kathryn Olsen - novel-ties.blogspot.com
December 8 Donna K. Weaver - weavingataleortwo.blogspot.com
December 9 Sheila Staley - whynotbecauseIsaidso.blogspot.com