Thursday

The Post I've Been Dying to Write Since I Was in the 8th Grade

Mrs. Abernathy, my junior high teacher, inspired the emerging writer in me when I was a young girl. She looked past my insecurities and believed in me.

I grew up and my writing dream faltered with the demands of jobs, a grown-up life and the joy and busyness of motherhood.

But I married a man who inspired the emerging writer in me. He looked past my insecurities and believed in me.

I've wanted to write a book since I was in the eighth grade.

It's finally happening (with the help of a great big God).

My devotional for moms will be on the shelves Spring of 2011!


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100 comments:

Katie Bug said...

Congratulations!

Muthering Heights said...

WHOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited for you!!!


So, will you autograph my copy? :P

Blossom said...

Wow that is totally awesome!

Kristina said...

yea! congratulations!

Rachel said...

Congrats!

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

yeah girl! so awesome! can't wait to hear about this new journey as you write your book :)

Charissa @ MiMi's Babies said...

Wow!!! That is AMAZING!!! I can't wait to read your book. Your blog is FANTASTIC!

thediaperdiaries said...

Could not happen to a greater person. CONGRATS!!

Sharon said...

Praise God! Big Congrats!!!

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Still so happy for you! So proud! Hugs!

Hollee said...

Congratulations! Signing a book deal is a huge accomplishment.
Best wishes,
Hollee Temple (manuscript due 6/1, sleeping very little:)

Lindsey @ A New Life said...

Congratulations!! That is so awesome!

Bay said...

Congratulations!! What a dream come true - you deserve it!

Nugglemama said...

Congrats! That is fabulous news!

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

It's clear that you have been seeking Him and now Je is giving you the desires of your heart. Desires He put there. I'm so happy for you.

Donnaw

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

Very, very exciting! Congrats!

Janis said...

after you mention your family, you must dedicate the book to sweet tea!!!

WOOT!! Congrats so happy for you!!!

Jennifer said...

Yay for dreams and a God who's big enough to make them happen!

Rachel said...

Kristin!
Congratulations, honey! That's SO exciting!

I can't wait for my copy!!!! I can say I knew you when ;)

the J in PJs Til Noon said...

That is so HUGE! Congratulations! Yay you!

melissa said...

mazel tov and congratulations!!

Elaina M. Avalos said...

That's awesome!! Congrats!

Kathy said...

Wonderful!!!! So great!

Laura V. said...

Yay, that's awesome!

I've been looking for a new devotional, too!! This will be perfect, I'm sure! Can't wait.

Ashleigh said...

Get out of here! Congratulations!

Ashleigh (Heart and Home) said...

WOOHOOOOO!! So, so, SO excited for you, for us! It's completely AMAZING to see God working through you and orchestrating all of this. Congrats, sweet and talented friend!

Sprittibee said...

Can't wait to read it! I could use some devotional material right about now. ;)

TDM Wendy said...

Good for you and here's even less sleep! But maybe you can work around that?

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

WHOO HOO!! Finally...you have been an inspiration and didn't give up. So thrilled that it's happening.

travelingwithbaby said...

Congrats to you! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Dr. Dolly

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

It's been a long time coming and is so well deserved. Your voice should be heard in every medium. Congratulations, Kristen!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

I am so excited for you! What a huge day this is for you. What an amazing year 2010 is turning out to be for you! God has truly gifted you and thank you for sharing that gift with us!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

How exciting to be living your dream! So proud of you and in awe of what an awesome God we serve!!

Amber said...

OH WOW! Yay!! How amazing! What a blessing from God, congrats, Kristen! (And yes, you must mention sweet tea in there somewhere.) ;)

Malia said...

So awesome Kristen!!! Very happy for you and very excited to see what you do with it!

Jules said...

AWESOME!! :) Count me in for one copy.

Anita said...

WOW! Kristen that is AWESOME!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!! May many mama's be blessed by your work!

Nancy M. said...

That is so great! Congratulations!

rachelizabeth said...

I am SO very excited for you!!!!

Congratulations!!!!

YAY!!!!

Can you tell I'm excited for you?!!!

Melissa Stover said...

that's wonderful! congratulations.

Paula from Amen Corners said...

Congratulations Kristen! I know it will be inspiring. What a neighbourhood you live in, first Bridget announces she is doing a book and now you. Wonderful! Both of them better be available in Canada!

Julia said...

congrats!! that's awesome!! can't wait to see it!! God is good.

Happy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sure the books will be a splashing success! Can't wait to pre-order my copy!

franticallysimple said...

EEEEEEEEE! (That was a really high pitched girl-squeal!) Awesome!

Suzy said...

I can hardly wait to buy it & read it!

Cathy said...

That is amazing!!! Congrats!!! I know it will be wonderful!

Tara said...

WOOOHOOOOO Kristen! God is awesome!!! Bring Him glory with this opportunity!!

SO thrilled for you!

Blessings,
Tara

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

so excited for you.....YEAH

La Dolce Vita said...

Congrats! I'll be buying a copy!

Alex said...

congrats love we are all so proud of you!

Cindy in PA said...

Congratulations! I love how your teacher, husband, and God are all included in your happy news!

Southern Gal said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

jenniferjanes said...

My dream is coming true for you! I can't wait to see how God works mine out!

Congratulations!

~Jennifer

Domestic Accident said...

Many, many congratulations. I'm not surprised in the least.

Rebecca said...

So happy for you (and jealous at the same time...is that allowed)! I wanna write a book! Enjoy every minute!

Stephanie said...

How exciting. I can't wait to buy it.

willblogforshoes said...

That is GREAT news! I'll be first in line to buy (or preorder, as it may be!)

It couldn't happen to a better person!

melanie said...

how EXCITING! I can't wait!

And what a blessing to have such a supportive husband!

~Tanya~ said...

Congratulations

Marcy - The Glamorous Life! said...

So happy the news it out now!!!!!!!!

Thrilled for you!

Tina said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Amanda said...

I am so excited for you my friend! Can't wait to read it!

Mrs. Querido said...

YAY!! Can't wait to read it! Love your blog and your unique, and quite humorous, writer's voice.

Incidentally, my junior high teacher drew out the writer in me too.

Before Mrs. Olfert, I had no idea I could write. She always told me I should write a book, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Way to go for you! God is so good!

O Mom said...

Wow you gave me goose bumps! Can't wait to see this! :)

CBernard said...

Congratulations! Very exciting!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

How wonderful, Kristen. You are such an inspiration to so many of us. What an incredible year you have already had, and I know you give God all the glory. I truly believe that is why you are having such success. You give God the glory and acknowledge it all comes from Him. Woo hoo! You go girl! We can all say, "We knew you when..."

mamaschwab said...

Congratulations!
I think I remember you from the UBP party but, can't remember(sad case of mommy brain) but, a friend of mine became a fan of yours on FB and I followed.

I have been scrolling through your website, love it and LOVE your office!!!!! Wow! I might have to try that, we moved my office from upstairs to our kitchen area and it has been great but, hard to keep clean since it has become my family's dumping ground too! (check out photo at my website, lol)

Blessings to you and I can't wait to read more.
Liza The Outspoken Mom

The Murray Crew said...

What a mighty, creative, compassionate, awesome God we serve! Rejoicing with you, sweet friend!

But Momma said...

Congratulations!! So proud for you!!

$5 Dinner Mom said...

THRILLED for you!!! Hope you have some written because June 1 is fast approaching!

Congrats girl!!!

Erin

Heavenly Homemakers Product Review Place said...

Congratulations Kristin! I'm so happy and excited for you! This will be wonderful!

Ashley said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!!

Krissy said...

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http://theartsymom.tk

Eos Mom said...

Bravo! Congratulations!!!

Heidi said...

wonderful! well done!

Leigh said...

WOW! That's awesome! Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!!!

Rachel said...

So exciting!!! Congratulations!!! =)

MarytheKay said...

I'm a fairly newish blog reader of yours...and your writing has BLESSED ME many times! I am so happy you are pursuing a dream!!! Congratulations.

I look forward to holding your devotional book in my hands!

The Halbert Home said...

Wow! Congratulations. Way to achieve your dreams! :)

Carri said...

I have been gone a few monthes due to a big move and come back to read this. Congratulations it is awesome that you are finally able to make your dream come true. For a wonderful 8th grade teacher and an even better hubby that stuck by you and helped you over come your insecurities. I cant wait for your book.

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bridget {bake at 350} said...

LOVE the pic of you signing on the dotted line!!!

Woo-hoo!!! You deserve it! Boy, is THIS a big year for you, or what? It's only April, girl! Next, Reese Witherspoon will be playing you on the big screen. ;)

I know what I'm bringing to the book signing!

Sonya said...

Congrats!

Mary said...

I began reading your blog because Debbie Franklin asked me to pray for you on your Kenya trip. I've often thought "this needs a book". I'm very happy for you! I know that God will use it to bring honor and glory to his name. Thanks for being willing to be His vessel, Kristen.

Lisa @ Simplified Saving said...

I'm so excited! What an incredible new branch of ministry and a cool chance to touch the lives of so many other women. What you do is such a blessing!

Thanks!

Lynn said...

Shut up! That's awesome news!!! Put me on the autographed copy list!

Tracey said...

Woo Hoo! Go, you! I am thrilled for you and can't wait to read the book!

Kristen said...

Y'all have just made this good news ALL the more rich by your sweet support!

Tasha said...

That my friend, is very exciting. :)

Laryssa Herbert said...

So happy for you!

Milehimama said...

Congratulations! Awesome news.

Alexia said...

I'm excited!!!! YAY!

TidyMom said...

Oh this is SOOO awesome Kristen!! Congrats!!

BlueCastle said...

This is so great, Kristen! So happy for you. Congratulations and God bless your writing. :)

Melissa R said...

Wow, you've been busy! Congratulations!

Genny said...

I'm late in hearing the news, but GOOD FOR YOU, KRISTEN!!!!!

I am just thrilled for your success! Hugs to you, my friend!

Genny

Kristine said...

Congratulations! So exciting!

Racheal said...

That is so exciting!! I can't wait to get a copy.

Jenn said...

Love your blog so I am sure I'll enjoy your book as well!

Congrats. It takes courage to put it out there doesn't it?!?

Tiffany said...

I just read this - CONGRATULATIONS!!! What exciting news. That has always been a dream of mine, too. I should start sending manuscripts out again.