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VADA FAITH is now available as a Kindle e book on Amazon.
See bottom of page for cover.

I'm so excited I could shout it from the rooftops.

I would, if I wasn't so tired.

I've never worked as hard as I have these last few weeks getting the book in shape.
And I thought the initial writing was difficult.

Then the worrying kicked in and I've fussed over every little detail. I can see why some call it "birthing a book."

At least I don't have to sit up with it at night or listen to its cries.
Or rock it back to sleep.

I'm ready for a break. But it will be a short one.

I'm starting to format the manuscript for paperback. E books are nice but I love to hold a book!

I plan to work with Amazon to produce the book form.

It should be available on Amazon by late spring or early summer.

Those are my plans for the coming months!

What are yours??? Any writing OR reading projects ahead?

Please share.  If you have time please take a look at Vada Faith I'd love to hear from you.

My daughter Jill did the cover and I'm as proud of it as I am the story!

Amazon offers a few sample pages to download for free.

PLUS, Amazon offers free downloads of Kindle to your laptop, Mac or PC.
Can't beat that deal.

Have a great week end.

Look forward to hearing from you!



  1. Fantastic news, Barb. I've just had it sent to my Kindle and look forward to what I know will be a good read! Take some well earned R and R now!

  2. I'm so excited that you are going to read VF. PLEASE let me know any and all comments. I'm interested in knowing what people think, good bad indifferent. All.
    Thanks much.

  3. Barb, downloaded as well!!! So excited for you. As Jackie Gleason used to say: "Awaaaay we go."

  4. So happy for you!!! Congratulations, your hard work is paying off =)

  5. This is great. I wish you all the best. I would like to let people know on my blog, if it is OK with you.

  6. Congratulations! I just downloaded it, too.

  7. Congrats to you! I'll look forward to reading this. The cover looks wonderful too!

  8. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. I love the cover, too. You deserve a break, but I am sure it will be a short one. You can't keep a good writer relaxing for long, you just have to write.

  9. I'm reserving my paperback copy now. Sarah will want one, too. I'm so excited about this. I love the cover art!

    Now, you know, once one book is out there, you need to start on your next one. You inspire me to want to finish mine -- but I also cringe a little at the thought -- it's pure hard work.

  10. wow!!! Congrats and congrats!!! good for you....
    that is my distant dream...
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    I like the smell, feel and thought of books...not kindles!


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