Brokenness to Beauty

Transforming Your Brokenness into a Beautiful Life

First things first


On the first day of spring in “Bakersfield Beautiful,” Randy’s term for our city in the springtime, I had a first of another kind: my first book signing party for Brokenness to Beauty. My friend Marj, mentioned in the book, hosted the party at the Stockdale Country Club, inviting over 20 of her friends. True to her impeccable style, Marj made sure everything was beautiful and came off just right.

Marj's party 3-20-16

Some of the ladies in attendance were my friends too, but many I had never met before. Now I have several new friends in the Bakersfield and Shafter areas.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch as a couple of my friends, at my request, read portions of the book that were meaningful to them. We had some discussion as I answered a few questions from the ladies. It seems many who read the book come away encouraged and strengthened to carry on through their own trials, the reason I wrote the book in the first place. The most amazing thing to me was that I wasn’t nervous at all!

After we ate, I wore my hand out signing books the ladies were purchasing! I was grateful my friend Naomi stepped in and wrote down names and handled the business end of things. I could not have done both myself!

Marj’s book signing party was my first and I’m so grateful to her for her enthusiastic support of my book. It is friends telling friends that will spread the word and more women can be encouraged in their walk through life.

Now I am preparing for four other gatherings at which I get to share about how and why I wrote Brokenness to Beauty.

If you haven’t read Brokenness to Beauty: Transforming Your Brokenness into a Beautiful Life, pick up a copy at any of these online outlets: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, WestBow Press Bookstore. Let me know if it was an encouragement to you and leave a review at any of these sites, and Goodreads too if you are a member.

And tell a friend.front cover

If you are interested in hosting a book signing party for Brokenness to Beauty, please contact me by leaving a comment or emailing me at I’d love to talk with you.



2 thoughts on “First things first

  1. What a beautiful event 🙂 Congratulations.

    • Hi Lynn, sorry this is such a late reply to your comment! I need to check my site every day! I usually get emails of comments but didn’t with yours. I do not understand technology! I’ve been traveling since that post and sat down just now to write another. Thanks for the encouragement.

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