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Emily Stalder Johnson

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  • Birthday 07/23/1987
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    The New Author Of A New Hope: Second Chances And A Forgotten Boy

    Hi and thank you for the warm welcome!!
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    Brand-new Author: Christian Genre/historical Fiction

    Thank you, both of you, for your kind words and your encouragement!!
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    The New Author Of A New Hope: Second Chances And A Forgotten Boy

    Hi! Thank you very much!
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    The New Author Of A New Hope: Second Chances And A Forgotten Boy

    Thank you so much!! Well, I am currently a full-time author, working on two books simultaneously. I spend a lot of my time working on those, editing and revising them, and attempting to market my published book...I also help as a new Sunday School teacher at my church, and I sing on the Praise Team, doing solos about every six weeks, all of which I greatly enjoy . I am married, and my husband and I have three wonderful cats and a sweet but ornery dog haha. They keep us busy. I enjoy writing Christian fiction, and am hoping to write a novel someday loosely based upon my own life, and my struggles I have had with mental illness. I also enjoy including quite a bit about horses in my writing, for they fascinate me and are actually fun to describe in books. I am so pleased to be a part of this forum and to have a chance to meet people, and to learn about other authors and their lives and work. I'm glad I have the support of you all and I look forward to communicating more frequently with more of you!
  5. Hi am new on here with no experience on writing forums or anything of the sort, but I would like to learn! I would love to meet other authors - new people, basically! My novel has been out for a few months now and has not sold well, but then again, I went with a publishing company that did not charge me anything to publish it, thankfully, for my current financial situation, and it costs more than I can afford to market it through this company. I am hoping to learn about other authors' stories on how they became published, how they find inspiration, and any and all tips that might be useful in the writing world. The book I have named in my thread topic is the first of at least three I am working on, in a series. It is a story of love, faith, second chances, healing from abuse, and personal growth for a fourteen-year-old boy in the 1800s, who finds purpose with his adopted father and his exquisite horse farm. Despite setbacks and difficult obstacles, the boy perseveres, until one day tragedy strikes and the boy nearly loses all he's learned and all he holds dear...Will he turn toward God for help and hope or will he choose to turn his back on the Lord? The next two books I am working on in the series are nearing being completed, and I am hoping to find another publishing company for those two and any more I may complete...I am curious to learn what other authors have done and what companies or self-publishing routes they may have gone down . I hope that any of you who might be interested in purchasing my book (eBook, on Amazon.com under my pen name, Emily Stalder Johnson), might go ahead and give it a chance for a heartwarming tale where for sure, you'll root for the underdog. I hope everyone is having a good evening so far and that everybody's writing is coming along well . God bless.
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    How To Go About Publishing Your First Book

    lynnmosher, Thank you for your helpful information and for the clarifications . I look forward to being a part of this forum.
  7. Hi everyone...I have recently published my first novel. I am working on my second and third books in the series currently, and I hope to be finished with my sequel to my first book before too much longer. My first is pictured below, and is available on Amazon.com for $8.99 on eBook only (right now). The theme is basically a boy overcoming abuse as he is adopted by a strange man who couldn't have been a better father for him, and who could not have showed up at a better time. The man teaches the boy of love, the meaning of home, compassion, stability, and he also teaches him tirelessly of God and of Christ's sacrifice, hoping for the boy to turn toward God to fill the void in his soul which had only been widened from his cruel past.
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    Author Shares How He Wrote His First Novel

    I find that really quite interesting, Phy... I always love hearing how other authors develop and evolve their first novel!! For me, well...I have been developing my story for going on sixteen years. It all started with a dream I'd had. It had always involved a young boy overcoming abuse, but I must have written it and re-written it a thousand times, in the least. I had that life-changing dream when I was about fourteen years old, and it evolved from being during present-day times back into the 1800s. I did that so I could include horses frequently and because I have always been fascinated by Western movies and books. But, I never could quite get it right. The book did not fall into place until a life changing moment happened in 2015. I just started re-writing it...again...when, in that October, I met Jesus Christ. I experienced salvation while in the hospital for a suicide attempt. My book suddenly had hope; a point to work toward for my little boy...and, the novel just sort of, came together beautifully! I have not had a huge amount of success yet at all with the selling of my book, but I pray that those who are meant to read it, do, for the Gospel is presented clearly in a heartwarming, adventurous, exciting, suspenseful, and creative novel. And if just one person comes to know Christ because of my book, then it will be worth it. God bless and can't wait to be involved in more of these discussions!
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    How To Go About Publishing Your First Book

    Does anyone know anything about Xulon Press? It is advertised as a Christian print-on-demand book publisher with affordable rates and easy payment plans...Everything about it sounds immensely enticing, like I should try it for my next book. They claim the author is able to keep 100% of royalties, which would be more encouraging than what I am receiving currently. I published my first book, a Christian-themed novel set in the 1800s, A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy, through a completely-free publishing company. I have been okay with the company so far, but would strongly like to move forward with a better company, even if I have to pay - provided that I can afford it. Another question I have is, has anyone published their first book, and then gone on to a better publishing company for subsequent books? Basically, now this might seem ignorant of me, but I don't know, but I am trying to find out if I can have my first, already-published book re-published by a better company of my choice? A company in which might edit it, and market it? Thanks in advance for any input and I appreciate this blog's members' patience with me, as I am a new blog writer and a new author.