|Well, Don. You got my attention with "Sleepless". Actually, I did see your previous baby announcement, and although it was quite witty (I really liked it, BTW), I guess it wasn't enough to spark my interest. Now SLEEPLESS, that was a powerful introduction and - well - here I am! You may get more response from this one.
Anyway, I graduated high school in '67, got married the following month, became a mother in '68, never went to college, worked 37 years for the gov't and retired - whoopee! - at 55 after working the last 13 years as a program analyst in software development. I've had a home-based business for 11 years. I'm a Creative Memories consultant. I teach people the importance of capturing their lives and memories in safe memory albums (most people call that scrapbooking, but it is so much more). We teach them to tell the stories, not just decorate the pages.
I've been married for 13 years to my dh, no children together, but our blended family consists of 7 children, 14 grands, and 2 great-grands. (Yes, I'm probably the same age as you are since I graduated at 17). I became a believer at 41 and my love for Him grows daily. I came through many hard times in my life, but He is now using all those experiences for His glory
All that said, I'm sure I'll read your series just because it is so different from the genre I enjoy. I love historical fiction - mainly because history in high school was so dry I didn't enjoy it. Now I feel I'm getting somewhat educated in that area. LOL The other reason is that, of all the children, grands and greats, only one son has a personal walk with the Lord. I have another son who accepted Christ in a crisis, so I believe I will see him in heaven, but he has no relationship. The rest are still lost with no desire (yet) to seek Him. So, they are probably still hung up on Darwin. Quite an opportunity for prayer!
Probably TMI, but wanted to introduce myself. If you think of me, pray for my first manuscript. After retirement, I suddenly took an interest in reading. While I was an analyst, I read, proofread, sorted through thousands of logic situations writing structured English and testing out source code; writing, proofing, and rewriting for our web site. So I thought I'd never want to read another thing as long as I lived! But, alas, I now love to read as long as I don't have to study, analyze or dissect it. And for some totally unexplained reason, I now feel like I need to write! Whatever has gotten into me is beyond anything I care to even think about. So I'll try this out and see how it goes. If I ever get published, I already have an idea for a sequel. ROFLOL
So, I hope you enjoy my comments, and I look forward to getting copies of your books to devour, as that is now how I read - which amazes even me to no end!
God bless. I truly hope and pray that your books are a monumental success and that they touch the hearts of readers, especially those who have embraced Darwinism. Thank you for finding an avenue to open the eyes of young readers to the Truth.|