Recent events in my attempts to discover more about my family history brought me to a unique family reunion. It was the Jones-Harrison family reunion and it took place on the Oregon Coast.
Check out the book pages to see the new links.
Originally, the first two books were on those sites, as well as Apple’s iBook (now Book) store. I’m still working on getting the books on Apple’s store, but not sure things are going as I’d hoped. Since I had almost no sales on that venue before, I won’t be putting out much more effort there.
Barnes & Noble have been hosting my paperbacks all along, including having the correct cover on the display page. Now, the e-book is there, too.
This little post is just to keep you up to date on where the books are available.
Lately, the paperbacks have been selling well. Recently, all three (paperback editions) were in the top 10 of Amazon’s Teen/Young Adult Christian Science Fiction category. That was fun!
I got a chance to talk to a book club composed of young ladies in California this week, via a conference video call. Yeah, we’re living in the future.
As mentioned in a previous post, Error, all written work has some errors, mistakes, and typos. My work is no exception. So, there are a couple of updates.
I’m blessed. I didn’t really understand that until later in life. It came to me as I reviewed my life and realized I probably wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t.
You probably heard the old axiom “count your blessings.” That’s what I did.
I’ve been married to my wife now for almost 32 years. I have two children and three step-children, and six granddaughters. My health is good. I can’t complain. These are blessings.
Life hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve managed to work through the hard times. And, my early life wasn’t very deserving of blessing.
I survived an auto wreck in high school. My draft number was 35 when the lottery came around and I had no student or other deferments. I ended up enlisting in the Navy. No, I did not want to go to Vietnam, but I ended up there anyway in 1972. I came home when many of my shipmates and friends did not.
I carried survivor guilt for many years. A therapist may say I still carry it.
I love motorcycles and riding. I especially like riding long distances, going places I haven’t been. Exploring our country. I survived two severe wrecks. On one trip, I left a motel in a small town in South Dakota about a half-hour before a tornado touched down.
When you look back on your life and see the events and accidents that brought you to the present, you have to ask: Is it luck, or is it a blessing?
I didn’t mature in my faith until later in life. I look back on the events in my early years I can only assign my survival to being blessed. Many times someone said something to the effect, “someone had a hand on your shoulder, son.” This after some horrendous event.
As I matured in my faith, I realized God’s plan for me, my purpose in His plan–however you want to describe it–is still developing. I say that because I know I have no idea. I just know I’m not done. His work in me is not complete. Still, I’m blessed.