2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
PUZZLE HOUSE (releasing in October) will be my twentieth release–sort of! I’ve had a few experimental books over the years that I’ve self-published that I don’t count. Anyway, PUZZLE HOUSE is a complete departure from my normal suspense and mystery novels. I would simply classify it as Christian fiction but my publisher classifies it as women’s fiction.
Either way, the main character is Rachel Summers and…just like me, Rachel has brain tumors because of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF 2). I know it sounds as if it could be a depressing book but I promise that’s not the case. In fact, the subtitle of the book is a novel of healing and hope. Puzzle House has a much deeper spiritual message than my suspense and mystery novels and so to go along with the novel, I’ve written a companion devotional book–Devotions from Puzzle House.
When you write fiction, it isn’t necessarily about you or your life. And even if it is, you can hide by telling people it’s fiction! You can’t really do that when you write devotions–or at least I can’t! Most of my devotions come from my own life experiences–the good, the bad, and the ugly! Because of that, I’ll admit it’s a little scary to put myself out there by publishing Devotions from Puzzle House. Of course, I did that with my book, God, Life & Hula Hoops, but that took more of a light-hearted approach.
So the question is why am I willing to do that? 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 is the answer. God has been and continues to be my strength and comfort as I learn to live life with brain tumors and NF 2. And that verse tells us that we should comfort others in the same way God comforts us. And that’s the purpose of these devotions–to let others who are having a difficult time know that God is still with them.
Anyway… Devotions from Puzzle House is now available on Amazon.
So for the next few months most of my devotions will come from Devotions from Puzzle House.
God Bless & Good Reading!