My Apologies

Life can get hectic, busy, turn you on your head and upside down sometimes. We hang onto the Lord and He brings us through. That’s about how the past week or so has been for me, so I apologize to you all for having left A Writers Corner blog with nothing written for these past several days.

In the meantime…

I was in Home Depot last week and stopped dead in my tracks at the edge of entering an aisle. I just stood there with mouth agape, shaking my head, and I’m sure a disgusted look on my face. Christmas decorations lined the aisle! Come on! Walmart hasn’t even put them out yet!

This also reminds me about the publishing world. You would not believe how many ads I’m getting from the publisher wanting to sell me a space in their “Christmas Gift Giving Guide,” and the “Christian Book Buyers Guide,” posters, book displays, and don’t forget, “Christmas is the biggest book selling time of the year.”

These two ads, in particular, are promising that my book, (whichever one I pay to advertise in them) will be “sent digitally to 100,000 bookstores and churches world wide.” And “5,000 churches and 5,000 bookstores here in the states.”

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? But wait. All that comes with a price, a high price I might add, and no guarantees. It makes me wonder how many of these churches and bookstores actually open the guide and look through it. Or is it just another piece of junk mail quickly tossed in the trash can next to the desk, if it even gets that far. And what about that “world wide” distribution? Hmmm

It also reminds of the similarity to hawking the London, the N.Y, book buying conventions. For a big chunk of money, they will place your book, among the other million or so books displayed at that convention, and hopefully a buyer will come along and look at it and think, “I must have that book in my store!”

I spoke with one of my publishers one time about the London Convention and asked the simple question, “How do I know you will even have my book in London after paying all this money and there’s no contract, nothing proving its in the convention?”

Are you ready?

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“Because we said we would.”

Just a friendly reminder to be careful about what you sign up for and what is listed in the “come publish with us” spiels. Many will list these book guides, book selling conferences, etc. as a part of their fabulous offers to the author and they are not free, there is a price to be paid to partake in these offers. They might state they will list your book in the Buyers Guide, but that’s one time only! Anything after that you are charged a fat fee and this guide comes out once a year.

I hope I’m not knocking the skids out from under anyone who has aspirations for writing a book, magazine article, etc. Pray, let the Lord guide you, and as these things pop up, pray some more, and follow what the Lord tells you.

See ya’ next time – I hope.

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Inspirational Books and Blogs

Elah Ministries, Inc. incorporates more than just healing, articles, testimonies, and encouragement for abuse survivors. I have 8 published books that you may enjoy, both fiction and non-fiction. All are Christian genre. I also have a website, blogs, and facebook that you may want to check out.

All is shown below with links to each. I hope they can be an inspiration to you and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to enter in the comment section. I would greatly appreciate your sharing so others may find inspiration, too.

BLOGS:

http://www.elahministriesinc.com  – a variety of articles, books, testimonies, and humor.

http://www.SuesPen2Paper.com – A wide variety of just about everything.

http://www.awriterscorner.blog – Ever wonder about a writer’s life? This author’s experiences with writing books and the publishing world.

http://www.cybersupportgroup.org –  Help and hope for Sexual abuse survivors. Testimonies, articles, encouragement, and a place to feel safe to add your voice.

http://www.facebook.com/elahministries – Books, articles, and encouragement.

BOOKS:

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I Am – Devotional Style Short Stories is a compilation of true-to-life short stories based on Biblical principles. Some of the stories are based on the author’s own experiences. Be prepared to ponder and maybe even laugh.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=i+am+-+sue+cass&crid=12OIE7YEU9F62&sprefix=I+Am+-+Sue+Cass%2Caps%2C537&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_15

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“Brian’s” true story is a testimony of courage and determination. “Dumped” at age four in 1937, will he find those who “dumped” him? Can he ever find God’s joy, peace, and salvation? The Narrow Road will make you laugh, cry, and keep you reading.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=The+Narrow+Road+-+sue+cass&ref=nb_sb_noss

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The Carmichael family could be any family in America. Surviving World War 2 they head West to begin a new life. Will they survive being stranded in a snow storm? Will Joan’s faith in Christ change her husbands atheist views? Three children caught in the middle. Suspense that will keep you turning the pages.

Available:   https://www.amazon.com/s?k=The+Grace+Defined+-+sue+cass&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Carla and her five year old daughter move to a small southern beach town after the death of her husband. Their peace and joy is suddenly stripped away by a stranger. Loaded with suspense! If you love mystery, you’ll love Dawn’s Light.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Dawn%27s+Light-+sue+cass&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Filled with exciting twists, intrigue, and heartwarming romance. Pursuit has a  strong sense of family as Margaret, Clay, and their two daughters lives intertwine. Chris is a force to be reckoned with in Atlanta courtrooms while Teri takes a dream job in California. Easy, enjoyable reading by the pool or by the fireplace.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Pursuit-+sue+cass&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Published 2008

Sue’s autobiography is as transparent as any book you will ever read! Her true story of becoming a Christian and the suffering, struggles, and sacrifices she made in learning to be obedient, trusting Christ, and totally depending on Him while having to give up her stubborn, independence to find a faith-filled relationship with Jesus. Heartfelt and inspirational that will leave you evaluating your own faith.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Laying+Down+my+Net+-+sue+cass&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Published 2009

Have you ever been on a roller coaster? This true story is the roller coaster of faith that the author chose to ride when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Filled with the mountains and the valleys of faith as her “ride” continues through the valleys and deserts while learning the tricks of Satan. Will she come out on the top of the mountain or remain in the valley? Will she walk in boldness and confidence or turn back to her old ways? A sneak peak at the full story in Laying Down my Net – A Walk of Faith.

Available: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Sacrifices+of+a+Saint+-+sue+cass&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Published 2010

Sue challenges us to look within and take a closer look at what we believe. Seek My Face is thought provoking with encouragement to both Christians and non-Christians. Take a journey of inner reflection of where we are, where we’ve been, and what our future may hold. Timely, challenging, and prophetic. A must read!

Available: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Seek+My+Face+-+sue+cass&ref=nb_sb_noss

Thank you and blessings to you;