Last fall, we were in Branson, MO at a little downtown diner with a gift store upstairs. On the wall, I read a framed poem that really touched me, but no author was mentioned. My sister bought it for my office wall.
The other day when kids were coming around for Halloween in our little town of Lake Dallas, Texas, I saw our former assistant preacher. It was so good to see her—it had been almost a year. She had received a new assignment last June and now preached about 50 miles away. After our hug, I asked, “How are you doing? How’s your new church?”
What makes a book interesting to buyers intrigues me. Last week I went to two book-signings for new authors—one was Nadia Bolz-Weber, my daughter’s 6’1”, tattooed, delightful preacher from Denver on a national book tour, and the other was my sister, Coleen Buckmaster, with “virgin arms” as Nadia would say, on an Oklahoma book tour.