"Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for the spiritual blessings that Christ has brought us from heaven!" —Ephesians 1:3
All the trappings of autumn are happening here in Colorado, including the disappearance of our hummingbird “pets” as Dave and I like to call the miniature and beautiful birds who frequent our feeders from mid-May to mid-September. We’ve even named some of them, keeping the tradition alive which my dear father began when he lived with us for a year, prior to his Homegoing. "Herbie" is one of the nicknames, in honor of my dad, Herb.
On another note—thank you Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky for hosting my library and bookstore events during my recent Fall 2015 Book Tour for the release of my latest novel, The Photograph. I was blessed in numerous ways, including hearing your heartfelt stories of how my books have inspired, encouraged, and, yes, even brought comfort during chemotherapy, the hospice experience of a spouse, financial struggles, and dialysis. One dear fan mentioned, with tears welling up, that she had taken my book with her into surgery for a kidney transplant. There were glowing reports of renewed faith, courage to pray for God’s help regarding a crumbling marriage, and, best of all, new converts won for Christ!
And there was darling Ringo, the spoon-fetching Bengal, at Christian Family Book Shoppe in Smithers, West Virginia, who kept me company on top of my book signing table, no less!
Presently, I’m back home again, and happy to be, while enjoying warm days and cool nights, and the breathtakingly gold aspen trees. My current work involves revisions and the edit for my spring 2016 novel, The Atonement, another page-turning stand-alone releasing on March 29.
It won’t be long now and “Beverly Lewis’ The Reckoning” movie will make its world premiere on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel, October 11. Check your local listings, and why not throw a movie party? It is truly a joyful partnership with Michael Landon Jr. and Brian Bird for my fourth TV movie. And for those who don’t receive that particular cable channel, please know that iTunes and Amazon Instant Video will have the movie available shortly after Hallmark’s initial air date. Also, sometime in 2016, the DVD will be made available.
Thanks, once again, for making me feel so incredibly welcome on this recent book tour. It is my ongoing delight to create God-honoring fiction, giving readers a glimpse into a cloistered people group and inspiring faith and page-turning entertainment.