Monday, February 6, 2012

The Thrill of the Roller Coaster Ride

I don't know about other writers, but for me the writing and publishing of my work is like a roller coaster ride. The writing process itself is an adventure as the story unfolds within my imagination. Once the book is accepted that's like pausing at the top of a high hill waiting for the ride to drop. Waiting to hear what others think of the book or story. You learn to take the high and low points. It's all a learning experience! 

With The Inheritance I've had many people let me know they enjoy the story, but today I heard from a fan who blessed me with this statement:
I am enjoying the book so much Donna...and wish I was with my grandsons to read it to them, slowly, explaining and I know it would be such a fun way to share The Gospel.
Now that made my day! It's like the thrill of cresting that high hill on the roller coaster, the drop, the wind rushing! Rewarding!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Donna Sundblad Interview with I.B. Nosey

Be sure to check out the latest interview with Donna Sundblad over at Ahoy! Gum Drop where I. B. Nosey grills Sundblad about her book The Inheritance! This is a fun one. Don't forget to leave a comment!

See interview here.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Signing Lighthouse Bookstore

Thanks to everyone who prayed and for those who turned out for the book signing at Lighthouse Christian Bookstore in Calhoun, GA. I met many friendly people and thank everyone who came out to support me and buy a copy of The Inheritance. Getting out from behind the computer and talking with people about my writing has breathed new life in my desire to finish my next novel, Soulless.

Thanks also to the Lighthouse Bookstore and Karen and Wayne for providing the opportunity to meet the public. Their hospitality was such a blessing!

For more insight into The Inheritance story, be sure to check out the interview at Christian Education Plus.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Glossary Bookmarks for The Inheritance

Since The Inheritance is an allegorical fantasy, I've decided to make up glossary bookmarks to make it easy for readers to keep their place without having to stop to look up what a name means. I hope to have the physical bookmarks in time for the book signing at The Lighthouse Christian bookstore on January 14, but I'll also be adding a free downloadable version of some sort on my website. I'll keep everyone updated!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Inheritance - Email Quote of the Day

I'd love to share this snippet from a fan email I received today. After reviewing The Inheritance,  and having positive things to say, this writer has returned for an interview, so I definitely consider her a fan. This snippet was buried within a thread as we talked about the upcoming interview. It made my day and am using it with her permission.

"I do believe it [The Inheritance by Donna Sundblad] has valuable potential especially after trying (as a Christian educator) to use Pilgrim's Progress as a teaching tool. Your book is more user-friendly for today's audience in my opinion than the classic." ~ Donna Cosmato