Where’s Maude? Why Does it Matter?
I’ve been having some fun up here in Mackinaw City, Michigan, and on Mackinaw Island, taking pictures of the cover of my new novel, My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring! I’m so excited about showing off my new “book baby” because God has helped transform her from a problem child into a lovely young miss! Only God could have done that with this manuscript which gave me fits. A few years ago, I prayed that the Lord would show me what to do with this manuscript and I stepped out in obedience to Him and got a lot of help. I told the Lord – this story is Yours but I need some help! If You want to see it published, You are going to have to show me what to do! And He did!
I’ve been taking pictures of different people, and myself and friends and family, holding either the book or a postcard of the cover. You see, only God could have put this story out there and I pray this novel will really bless people. I used to love that “Where’s Waldo” game and my nephew and I used to look through the picture books to find Waldo. Sadly, my nephew left this earth too early, this April shortly before his 42nd birthday, and is in heaven. But playing “Where’s Maude” makes that sadness a little easier to bear.
Learning from friends that copies of Maude’s Mooring can be found at Barnes & Noble stores all over the country matters to me because once again, it shows what God can do with something when you turn it over to Him. The members of the Avid Christian Fiction Readers on Facebook (a group moderated by Martha Artymenko and Tricia Goyer) have been a big blessing to me in telling me which B&N’s in their areas had the book (or not.) It matters when you have placement in a store, because readers can more easily get their hands on the book. And this is my first novel where the Lord has given me that kind of favor. It’s amazing what can happen when you get on board with His agenda even if it means humbling yourself and getting lots of guidance.
Question: Have you ever had a situation when you couldn’t get something accomplished and God showed you what to do? Did it feel good to give Him the glory when He helped you?
Giveaway: An autographed copy of My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring (USA only).
Bio – Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.
ECPA-bestselling author Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of a dozen Christian historical romances. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! A self-professed “history geek,” she resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia but grew up as a “Yooper.” Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time! You can connect with her at www.CarrieFancettPagels.com.
Links to purchase:
Links to purchase My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring (Barbour Publishing, July 2017)
Barbour Publishing http://www.barbourbooks.com/product/My-Heart-Belongs-on-Mackinac-Island,14733.aspx?Tab=Books&sj=0
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-heart-belongs-on-mackinac-island-carrie-fancett-pagels/1125051921?ean=9781683220886
Book Depository http://www.bookdepository.com/My-Heart-Belongs-on-Mackinac-Island-Carrie-Fancett-Pagels/9781683220886?ref=grid-view