Authorship & Book Publications Amidst a Pandemic
Over the past six months, we have all faced great difficulty in our lives with the pandemic that has thrown great challenges our way as a nation and world. Time is something that I have had on my side. Being out of work has provided me with the opportunity to get creative, dig deep within my tool bag, and explore. What I have uncovered is my passion for writing and sharing knowledge with others.
Over the pandemic and during this time of quarantine, like many people, I have been out of work. The extensive amount of time that I have been blessed with has been just that, a blessing. At this point many of you know that it has been a life long goal of mine to become a published author. However, I never thought I would have authored and illustrated three children's books, as well as two works of literature for adults. Sometimes change and challenge can open up new doors for us. Little did I know that the doors would open so fast or so wide. What I have learned is that God knows our heart and deepest desires. He has a great and mighty plan for our lives and as long as we say, "YES", things work out far better than expected.
Certainly, change and the challenging times of quarantine haven't been easy. However, one day I sat down with the ideas I had accumulated and brainstormed and started to put them into sentences. Now, as I write this article I cannot be thrilled to say that I am a published author. I am humbled and proud at the same time. I am grateful for the many people who have supported me along the way and all of those who will read my works of literature, as well as share the fun stories I created for kids. Books are powerful and can elicit change. Knowledge is power and as life long learners, we are never done educating our minds. My hope as an author above all else is to share, inspire, motivate, invigorate, and connect with people. My deepest desire is to ignite a fire that is within each person. All of us have greatness inside. We each have the ability to share our unique personalities, characteristics, gifts, and talents and lives with the world. By sharing our knowledge on important topics and our own story we can positively impact people globally.
I hope that you enjoy reading the books that I have written. I also hope that you go after your goals and desires. You have limitless potential. Life is a journey and sometimes we discover things deep within that we didn't know were in there. What we must always do is take the chance. You have the ability. Keep the faith and know God is walking with you every step of the way.