Professionally, I am expected to publish, and there is a lot of pressure for that.
But then the church, too, has asked that I save all of my talks and post them here and send them in to Salt Lake as well. It’s a scary thing for all of your talks and many of your blog posts to go into the church archives! But I have tried to be obedient to that.
Then, even more scary, they asked me to start publishing them directly. It’s so terrifying!
Nathan is sweet and kind and patient – and really great at editing, so it has given me much comfort that he is the one who edits and designs our books. It gives me hives, just the though of it! But I enjoy working with him, and collaborating with him on all these projects has been such a delight. I am so grateful for his hard work!
With that, we announce a new book – not another memoir, and not a children’s picture book, but a smaller and shorter one for grown-ups! The last few years I have time and again been assigned several related topics that seemed to weave together. When I was in Salt Lake for training last month, I was encouraged to go ahead and tie them together into my first book of this type from some of my research and study. I told Nathan about it, but we had just sent the last half of the Book of Mormon commentaries to the publisher and so we were mostly too exhausted to think about it at the time and already working on Alex’s autism book that’s in process.
But Nathan surprised me tonight, with my next book being released just now at midnight!
He already compiled and edited it for me, and designed it, and even got some of my most recent lesson in there somehow. I couldn’t believe it!
They are taking pre-orders for the Black Friday sales as it goes off to final edits!