“It’s the only book about homosexuality and the Church that I feel comfortable recommending to everyone—from my gay friends to my parents. The minute I finished, I turned to Dan, tears streaming down my face, and said, ‘This one is a game-changer.’” —Rachel Held Evans, reviewing TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate, out … Read more
I’m almost speechless. Tomorrow, Tuesday, is the official launch date for my book TORN. It’s such a strange feeling. I first dreamed up the idea for this book years ago, but I didn’t have time to write it. Then I finally sat down and—in my spare time over a period of many months—outlined, wrote, edited, re-wrote, … Read more
You already know that my book Torn is coming out this November in North America, but did you know that it’s also coming out in the UK in January? …and that it will have a new name? …and that it will have a new cover? Well, guess what, my UK friends, here it is! The … Read more
You guys, I just got back from Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s ginormous annual event. And I got to sign books with Brian McLaren, Jay Bakker, and Shane Hipps! Check it out!
You guys! Look what I just got in the mail!!! These are the so-called “bound galleys” of my book: the advance copies given out to reviewers before the actual book comes out. They’re a little different from what the final book will look like. The real book will be hardcover (and ebook, of course); these … Read more
You guys. Seriously. Seriously, you guys. I am so excited. Next week, I get to go to my first book expo. “What’s a book expo?” you ask? (If you didn’t ask, you should, because that would make a delightful segue into the answer I’ve already prepared.) Great question! And I’m not exactly sure of the … Read more
Coming up with the right title is hard. Here’s how we did it for my first book.
A few weeks ago I wrote about how “we’re all normal, and none of us are,” and how frustrating it is when people try to pigeonhole you (because you’re a woman, or gay, or a Christian, or whatever). I got some great responses to that post, and I promised I had more to say next … Read more
To publishers and authors these aren’t secrets, but before I wrote my first book, I didn’t know any of this.
Traditional publishing or self-publishing? This is the question that faces many first-time authors. There are pros and cons to each.