Thursday, September 4, 2014

big, Big, BIG Book News: We Have a Signed Contract!

My husband Manny and I are thrilled to announce that the excellent Catholic publisher Ave Maria Press has offered us a contract to publish our marriage advice book, and we have signed on the dotted line! Read what the publisher had to say when they offered us the contract:

"Your book is artfully put together, passionate, and has spiritual depth."

Wow! We are overwhelmingly humbled and happy about this chance to help others in forming God-centered marriages. And because this seems like an Oscar speech moment, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our family and friends, new and old, who have helped us get to this point:

  • our parents, whose long-lasting marriages have given us so much reason for hope
  • our siblings, who have listened patiently to us talk about this book for years
  • all our pre-Cana students, especially those who have kept in touch (you know who you are)
  • our Garden City-area friends Connie, Cathy, Shawn, and Christina who read over early drafts
  • Author Lisa Hendey of, who was the first person to welcome me to social media
  • Author Sarah Reinhard for showing me how to blog
  • Author Lisa Mladinich for teaching me how to write a book proposal and for taking all my late-night phone calls
  • Gary Jansen of Random House for his unfailing support and encouragement
  • Popular theologian and speaker Chris West for being a constant inspiration
  • Author Jen Fulwiler for being my muse
  • Prof. Susan Windley-Daoust and Prof. Michael Hoonhout for their deep theological wisdom
  • The amazing editors and producers I’ve worked with including Kevin Tierney, Patrice Fagnant MacArthur, Chelsea Zimmerman, John Burger, Susan Wills, Michael Cook, Robyn Lee, Barb Szyszkiewicz, Mary Kaufmann, Brenda Schmitt, and Frank Russo, and
  • All the awesome priests, deacons, writers, and bloggers who agreed to help spread the word when the book comes out 

So grateful to you all. Stay tuned here on the blog for more announcements!

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  1. SO EXCITED FOR YOU. AMP is fabulous. Know yet who your editor will be? Mine's Heidi!

    1. Heidi Hess Saxton? I'd be honored to work with her! My manuscript isn't due until May, so they haven't assigned an editor yet. Rest assured I will be emailing you about your experience with the process. It's been on my mental to-do list for a while!