A Shake Up In The Publishing World

There has been a shakeup in the publishing world. Recently, it was announced that Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC is going out of business. It is well known that they have had a large client base. I am worried tonight. Why? All day long, I’ve had all of those clients in the back of my mind.

I’ve been thinking, trying to wrap my head around the concept of a publishing house going out of business. If I was in the same situation, what would I do? Where would I turn? I’m at a loss for an answer and I feel so blessed to be with Whosoever Press.

I want to reach out to any author who is caught up in a situation. Be it with Tate or whomever. If you are in a similar situation and you are looking for a new publisher, let me help you. I’ve been published by Whosoever Press for 4 years now and I can honestly say that they have not only published my book, they have treated me respect from the word go. They are always available to answer questions I have. They are Christian people who operate with true Christian values and morals.

If you need help, contact me at 314-397-4474 or email me at christy@christy smith.net. Have a wonderful weekend!

You Have A Say!

By now, everyone knows that I’ve change up my writing schedule. Major Changes In My Writing Schedule!  Now comes the fun!

Which of the projects listed below would like Christy to complete next? SEND HER A MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK!  Message Christy

  • The Tree of Knowledge/Best Friends            CHILDREN’S BOOK

The Tree of Knowledge/Best Friends is the story of an ancient Oak tree at the edge of the forest who speaks to all who seek knowledge, animal and human.

  • It’s All In The Bloodlines 

It’s All In The Bloodlines is a modern-day story. The life of a preacher and his family set in Saint Genevieve, Missouri, in the ‘70s.

  • Make Some Noise!

Make Some Noise is a book about how to market and promote yourself and if you are a writer, your book too!.

I can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Book Signing Today!

We will be having a GREAT time, won’t you join us?

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Christy Smith Will signing her fabulous book, FOREVER and ALWAYS at Six North Cafe at 11 AM. If you’ve been there you know what spectacular place this is and if you haven’t then you’re in for a real treat. The address is, 6 North Cafe, 14438 Clayton Rd, Ballwin, Missouri 63011.

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Pierce’s Traveling Embroidery Needle

In March 10, 2006, Pierce, our youngest grandson at the time, was eighteen months old. He was playing in his room with mom not far away. We still aren’t sure how it happened, but he swallowed an embroidery needle. He immediately started to cough, picked up the package and ran to mommy, showed her the empty package and pointed to his mouth. Heather, my daughter-in-law called me in a panic, of course, and through her tears, I realized what had happened. I met her at the hospital for the beginning of five excruciating days of worry for all involved.

Through the five days, we made daily trips to the hospital and there were a total of seven x-rays taken. We watched nervously as the needle slid down his esophagus, went completely through his intestines and entire digestive tract without nicking a thing. It was tumbling about, but settled in his stomach on the fifth x-ray. Throughout the whole process Pierce didn’t cry. He just wanted to be held by Mommy or Nani Popcorn (that’s me). He was in and out of hospital rooms. There were big machines wherever he went. When Daddy was there, he wanted Daddy.

Because they had us constantly checking his diaper, and neither of us ever found the needle, we asked if his stomach acids would dissolve it. They said no. In each of five x-rays, we saw the needle. We began to feel as if we were getting the run-around.

Finally, we grabbed the two most recent x-rays and took Pierce to a different hospital. Desperate for answers, we finally had him x-rayed naked. That way they could not tell us it was a diaper pin or a rivet on his blue jeans, which were “explanations” previously given. The last two x-rays showed no needle, and it was never found in his diaper either.

The doctors, nurses, x-ray techs and us watched the movement of that needle through my grand baby’s body. Everyone confirmed that his stomach acids could not dissolve it. There seems to be no other answer to me, than Divine intervention.

We took him home, crying and laughing at the same time. He was safe and healthy!

How is Pierce today? He is a rough-and-tumble eleven-year-old, full of spunk. He’s a Boy Scout. Does he remember what happened to him on his Dad’s twenty-ninth birthday? He never talks about it. I pray not, but we who love him do.

I believe that God has plans for our Pierce beyond our expectation or imagining. By His wounds we are healed. My faith is what brought me through this test. God supported me each step I took. I could not have walked it alone.

I have always lived my life with this Bible verse in mind. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (NIV Bible, 2 Cor 12:9)

Friends and Fans… Surprise Announcement!!

I know that I’ve been quiet for a while. There is a multitude of reasons for my silence, most of which I won’t discuss right now. With that said, after much consideration and prayer, here is my Surprise Announcement … I will be working on 3 books simultaneously. They are all demanding to be written!
1. Today, Tomorrow And Always  My sequel to Forever And Always 
2. In The Spin Cycle … My Life With Meniere’s
3. It’s All In The Bloodlines … A Modern Day (1970’s) story set in Saint Genevieve, Missouri; The quiet  life (or not) of minister Trevor West, his lovely bride Tessa and the family.
May I say, it’s wonderful to be back!