A Special Announcement: I’m Published! (Enter to Win a Copy)

Fearless & Free

We can walk with freedom

From fear from others

Because God’s the only Judge

And not our sisters or our brothers

We can walk with joy

And be free from fear

Because God is always gracious

When we draw near.


A Special Annoucement: I'm Published! (Enter to Win a Copy) Wendy L. Macdonald

It takes courage to submit manuscripts of any length to editors, agents, or publishers. And even when they do like what you’ve written, it takes courage to go through the editing process. The same fearlessness is required whenever we do something brave and bold. I’m grateful for the gracious critique partners and editors I’ve been working with this last while.

As many of you may have already noticed, I love to write both fiction and memoir. I’m pleased to announce one of my short stories and a photograph have been published in an InScribe Christian Writer’s anthology: Christmas Stories & More.

If you’d like to enter to win a copy, please subscribe to my newsletter e-mail list by clicking here: Wendy’s Newsletter. If you have already subscribed, your name is automatically entered into the draw. I will contact and announce the winner on September 1st, 2017. I’m happy to mail the winner a copy to anywhere on the planet; the winner can give me their mailing address privately when I notify them.

A Special Annoucement: I'm Published! (Enter to Win a Copy) Wendy L. Macdonald

If you’d like to order one or more books from me ($20.00 Canadian plus postage), e-mail me at purselanestudio@gmail by June 30, 2017, and I will personally send one to you.

And speaking of memoir writing, I have a guest post on HeartWingsBlog.com about a time I was falsely accused of something. You can read it by clicking here:

Falsely Accused

What is your favorite genre to read or write? I’m nosy-to-know. <3

Christmas in summer blessings ~ Wendy

Do not be afraid of any man,

for judgment belongs to God.

Deuteronomy 1:17 NIV

A Special Annoucement: I'm Published! (Enter to Win a Copy) Wendy L. Macdonald


60 thoughts on “A Special Announcement: I’m Published! (Enter to Win a Copy)

  1. Yahoo! Wonderful accomplishment, Wendy. Not the least surprised though. Your creativity, enthusiasm, perseverance and passion have worked their ways and now, you are a published author! Enjoy the success! So proud of you.

    1. Thank you, dear Diane. “Perseverance and passion” are prerequisites to getting anywhere in today’s publishing climate–that’s for sure. πŸ™‚ Both of which you have in abundance. Blessings on your projects and on the sales of your excellent book. <3

      1. Oh yes! I love especially Tolkien and Lewis. I have so many favorite authors I started to type the names of just now and then I’m like, “This list will never end!” 😜

  2. So Happy for you πŸ™‚ It takes even more courage to submit Christian material in this age of Anti-everything. A True Blessing. YAY For YOU πŸ™‚ and Praises BE πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, dear Morgan. I hear you about the “Anti-everything.” Even if a writer gets published by a faith-based publisher, Christian writers are sometimes subjected to one star ratings even though their book was clearly labeled inspirational. All we can do is turn the other page and keep writing in the way we’re called to write. <3

        1. Oh–my–yes. This is so true. I have authors to thank when I meet them on the other side. Some of my mentors have been writers who died before I discovered their inspirational works.

  3. Yes ma’am! The whole process takes a bundle of courage. But God is in the courage-giving business. Congratulations, sweet friend! I’m proud of you for staying the course. Now the work has just begun…:)

    1. So true about “Who” we’re writing for. It helps to remember this on the days I don’t feel like I’ve got anything to offer. God provides the offering when we show up. Thank you, dear JoAnna. <3

  4. It’s so wonderful to read your news, Wendy, congratulations. That’s a beautiful and inspiring text from scripture… indeed He is the only Judge! He has honoured your trust and faith in Him. ❀ Much love 🌹

  5. So so happy for you! Praying for more and more blessings and publications to come your way! You work hard and honor God every day, and minister to all of us! It was your time! Yay!

    1. Thank you so much, dear Deb. I’m finding it hard to believe five years of blogging has already gone by. I appreciate your prayers, friend. Blessings to you & your family. <3

  6. Congrats, Wendy!! I’m so happy for you!!
    I know it’s probably been a long journey (I’m still not finished with mine), but the end result is so worth it! Again, I’m happy for you!!

    1. Thank you, dear Catherine. I’m smiling as I remember the sweet nun in your romance novel. <3 I hope to have a book published that has memorable characters in it too.

    1. Thank you, dear Zoey, for your encouraging words. <3 I'm curious to read the stories by the other contributors as the editors were careful in their selecting and editing process.

  7. Hi Wendy,
    I apologize for the delay in responding.
    Congratulations on having your story and photograph published!
    So pleased you were brave enough to submit.
    And I’m not surprised you were published. Your writing is great as are your photos.
    Yay, Wendy!

    1. Thank you, so much, dear Tracy. I’m enjoying the journey and learning a lot about the whole process. I hope to be making more announcements in the future. Either way, I love writing more and more. <3

    1. Thank you, sweet friend. I’m learning that good writing happens after lots and lots of rewriting. Nice to know I’m not alone in the need for editors and revisions. And how blessed we are that God is writing a story in each of our hearts and lives. I can’t wait for the happy-ending-return-of-the-King celebrations to begin. <3

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