This year has really flown by and I can’t believe that I get to kick off this month’s blogging. Maybe because the year has flown by but has also still been impacted by covid, it seems unreal that November is now up on the calendar. And maybe because of covid and a whole of other life issues, it took me a while to think of what I wanted to blog about.
You see I’m rereleasing a book that was previously in the collection Something Borrowed. All the Moore tells the story of Leilah Anderson and Reggie Moore, two gamers who met online and struck up an unlikely friendship. It also tells the story of sufficient grace.
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
Leilah Anderson has a disability that only her best friends and her mother know about. She’s never told Reggie because she likes being just Leilah with him. But when an opportunity comes to meet him face-to-face, she can’t decide if she should say yes. Somehow, she knows telling him she’s in a wheelchair will change everything. (Teaser: This book my have some Affair to Remember type moments in it.)
In writing this story, I wanted Leilah to see that God’s grace was sufficient in the midst of her chronic pain. As I deal with chronic pain in my own life, I’ve discovered that it’s starting to creep into some of my characters. Partly because I know what it’s like to suffer, and partly because I know what it’s like to be cared for a loving God.
If I can help one person understand just how sufficient God’s grace is, then I’ll count the long hours of writing stories, editing, and marketing a win.
What about you? Has life dealt you a blow that had you reaching for understanding? Reaching for a hope that God is good and His grace sufficient? (These questions are totally rhetorical, you don’t have to share.) If you’re interested in a perspective from a person who has suffered and tentatively wheeled into the dating pool, then I hope you’ll pick up All the Moore.
Plus it has gaming references, best friends who’ll cheer you on in adversary, and just enough hint of New Orleans to make you smile.
As a happy November, I’d like to give 2 random commentators a chance to win a copy of All the Moore. One winner will get an ebook (so international friends, feel free to enter) and one winner will win a paperback copy (US only please). Please comment and tell me your favorite Bible verse by 11/5, 3:00pm EDT. I’ll then pick two random winners.