I Was Ready to Check Out of This Hotel Called Earth

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I am starting a whole new format tomorrow. I will have a podcast for you to listen to, and a trailer for “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” on You Tube for you to watch. Be sure to come back tomorrow to check it out.

*UPDATE!!! The trialer is now up and running. You will see it below the amazon icon on the right side. . Check it out, and then click on the “bookstore,” tab to check the book out more.


It will take a while for this to have at a professional look, but I plan to have interviews with authors, guest posts from authors, and posts that share trends in the publishing business.

It is totally new for me, so I may make some mistakes, and it may  take a while for me to get all the glitches out. However, I feel that this is the direction that God is sending me, and I will keep doing it unitl He says otherwise.


The book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” reaches out to those who may be suffering from anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, self-doubt, hopelessness, and the many other usual suspects.

This book is on sale right now in our bookstore. Just click on the “bookstore,” tab to check it out.

There is a new book trailer on the right side under the Amazon icon. Check that out.


On that note… Are you following the path that God has laid out for you? Are you winging it on your own? I was winging it on my own back in 2001, and it didn’t work for me.

I was literally down to my last breath clinging to a then rope, and ready to check out of this hotel called earth. This was all because I wanted to face life on my own terms, and was sinking in the muck and mire.

I finally cried out to God, “I can’t take this anymore,” and he took me by the hand and has been by carrying me ever since.

Don’t try to go through life alone. Turn all your worries and trials over to God, and let Him lead the way for you.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

Above all….never, ever, give up!

Social Networking Can Change Your Future in Writing

Facebook is an Outstanding way for Authors to get Known.

Social networking wasn’t very will known as few as five years ago, as far as authors using it to promote their books.

Now there are thousands of authors using this approach to reaching out to readers.

My Space, Twitter, You Tube, Friendster, Linkedin, etc, have become an important part of an author’s publicity kit.

On Facebook you can show videos, pictures, images, audio, and media, that will give the “friends,” plenty of information  on the author’s book.

On Twitter, you reach millions of people with one push of a key.  You can also promote your book there, but many use it more for social contact, and then “lure,” the contacts into their websites, or onto Facebook.

If you can build each of your Facebook, Twitter, Blog subscribers, My Space lists to over 2,000, you will do very well when your book finally comes out.

Having these many “followers” on each of these avenues, will also impress agents and publishers.

If you haven’t started working with these promotional techniques, I strongly suggest you look into each of these channels and see if they are for you.


There are six more days left on the latest book give away, of the book, Moments This Good: The Softer Side of Alzheimer’s, Written by Bonnie Nester. Bonnie wrote about her mother Ruth.

Here is a review about the book:

“Nester offers the reader a path to gentle acceptance, and even moments of playfulness and joy-and always, always models profound love and respect for her mother.”

                                                                                                        Ellen Waterson

                                                                                           Author of the award-winning memoir, Then There was No Mountain and I am Madagascar.

Bonnie has many examples for caregivers on how to be loving, and understanding at the same time.

I know the need for that as I have a 92 year old mother that battles dementia.

I highly recommend her book, and Bonnie has autographed it along with a personal note to the reader.


To have a chance to win this book, go to the right side bar and click on the icon that talks about subscribing to my free newsletter, Signs of Hope Press. Notice that it also says that you will be able to download a free eBook I have written called, The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a Troubled World. You can down load it when you receive the first newsletter.

So you get a free newsletter with several pages of good information. A free eBook with ways to cope, and chances to win free top selling books with many them having the author’s autograph, and personal note in them.

Go ahead and try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.