It seems like just yesterday that I started Urban Christian Fiction Today and now the blog is celebrating it's one year anniversary. Isn't that cool?
Alot has happened in the year. I've posted about 60 author interviews, 9 book club features, quite a few guest blogger posts, writing and inspirational columns, countless updates on publishing, writing contest, writing events and some personal stuff about my debut novel, Secrets and Lies which had a title change from Issues of the Heart back in September.
I hope you'll all agree that I kept my word that I would do gentle marketing for my novel, as the intent of this blog is really to highlight all African-American Christian Fiction and not just my work. But I have to say I'll be beefing up the self-promotion over the next few months. Secrets and Lies is coming to a book store near you December 1, 2009, and hey a sistah has got to sell books!!! (I promise not to take over.)
I plan to do a feature titled "What Happens After I Sign the Contract" to just kind of chronicle my publishing journey for my aspiring writer readers. That'll begin in May. But in the meantime I feel like celebrating. How about a sneak peak of my book cover? It's just a draft, and the line at the top is ALL wrong. If you can manage to read it, please ignore it completely.Here's a little teaser I wrote for the book:
It’s hard enough to keep a secret without telling a lie, but when you’re married it’s almost impossible. In Secrets and Lies, the Morgan’s marriage is collapsing under the weight of both. Against the backdrop of old memories, new enemies, and a plot for revenge this intense drama unfolds addressing several relationship issues; communication, honesty and trust among them. The story takes readers into the complex mind of Dr. Jonah Morgan; a man who’s dedicated his life to physically healing children, but he’s emotionally and spiritually sick himself. And can his wife, Faith, keep the “faith” when Jonah’s accused of the unthinkable? Or when a woman’s fed up, is she truly fed up?
Let me know what you think, and thanks so much for taking the time to read UCFT. I know there are countless blogs you could spend your time reading. I appreciate the support of those who visit here.
Also - don't forget to pre-order! Just click on the picture or click here...