Today is the Day! LAUNCH DAY for Bloom Book 2

Hi friends! Today’s the day! Bloom Book 2 is available for purchase!!

This book is the second installment of the Bloom devotional series, geared for girls ages 9-14. In “Bloom Book 2,” the journey continues as girls will explore important truths about getting along with parents and siblings, and what it takes to make and keep good friendships. After completing this devotional, they will be better equipped to have stronger relationships with everyone in their squad: from their mom to their teacher, to their little sister, to their BFF.

It’s the perfect devotional book for those just starting out in middle school or high school as those years test the limits of friendships and family relationships.

I’d be forever grateful if you purchased one for the young lady in your life, whether that’s your daughter, granddaughter, niece, neighbor or student!

Bloom Book 2

Once you’ve done that, I’d been even more grateful if you left a review on Amazon. If you’ve noticed your daughter keeps dog-earing pages and you’ve liked what you’ve seen so far, leave a little message to help other people make good choices for their kids, too. It’s a team effort to launch a new product, and I am so so thankful for every little bit of help.

Bloom Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time!

To celebrate the launch of Bloom Book 2, I’m holding a giveaway for a signed copy of Bloom Book 2 along with this adorable “Bloom” decal in white! The giveaway is open now!

To enter, click here!

Good luck!

Bloom Book 2 Cover Reveal + Launch Date

Friends, I’m so excited to reveal the cover for Bloom Book 2! All the heart eyes! ? Mark your calendar for SEPTEMBER 18, 2018, the launch date for Bloom Book 2!

This devotional book for preteen girls builds on Book 1, focusing on building healthy relationships with friends and family. We can all use a dose of that, right?! I’ll be talking about giveaways in the coming days so stay tuned!

The writing process for this book has been really different from Book 1. Book 1 was published in about 6 months. By the time I launch Book 2, I will have been working on it for about 18 months. I had it edited last spring, but because of working on our house renovations, starting a new job, and lots of emotional and spiritual burdens, I decided to set the manuscript aside once I got it back from the editor.

I do not regret this decision at all.

Earlier this spring I was ready to tackle the manuscript once more, and I found I had more to say. The Lord was opening my eyes to places I could expand or refine my thoughts and so I’m working on another round of edits now.

As I began working with a new graphic designer, she encouraged me that there was indeed a hole in the market for this type of preteen material.  And once again, I was spurred on to wrap this book up.

It’s been interesting to compare the writing process of both books, and who knows what Book 3 will be like!

Manuscript Timeline:

  • February 2015-July 2015: Wrote first draft of Bloom (originally one book of 365 devotions)
  • November 2015: Decided to split Bloom into 3 books
  • January 2016-March 2016: Wrote first draft of Change the Conversation
  • May 2016: Published Change the Conversation
  • November 2016: Published Bloom Book 1
  • March 2017: Editing on Bloom Book 2
  • September 2018: Publish date for Bloom Book 2
  • 2019??: Bloom Book 3

Bloom is Here!

Bloom is here! You can officially purchase Bloom on Amazon today!

“Bloom Book 1: Me & God.” The first in a devotional series for girls ages 10 and up, this 90-day book is perfect for individual or group use. Girls will explore important truths about God and his word, and connect them to the everyday struggles they face.

After completing “Bloom,” they will have a deeper relationship with Christ and more confidence in who God has created them to be, preparing them to be a loving and courageous member of the Church and their community.

It’s available just in time for the holidays, and makes a great stocking stuffer for the young girls in your life. Have you been thinking about who you know that needs this book? Daughters, granddaughters, nieces, neighbors? What better way to start off 2017 than with a fun new Bible study!

Thank you everyone for your support! I love getting to know my community better, and look forward to seeing how God uses this book in the lives of girls. Would you pray with me that this book gets into the hands of all the young ladies who need it?

Have an amazing Tuesday!

Buy Bloom now!