Can't wait for October 4th? Starting today, July 8th, I am auctioning off a signed copy ofLong Way Gone. Auction will run Friday 8th through Sunday the 10th on my Facebook page. Follow this link to bid. Please bid in the comments section. Make sure you check back regularly throughout the weekend. If someone outbids you, just comment again and raise your bid...
Kate Winslet is in talks to play the role of Ashley Knox alongside Idris Elba as Ben Payne. Both will be fantastic. Actually, the choice is brilliant. To think that either might actually be starring in a movie based on my book...are you kidding me? Really? You can read more about them here.This one is pretty good, too.
If you've read 'Water From My Heart,' you know of my story and my adopted family in Nicaragua, of mi Hermano, William 'Moises,' and that Nicaragua and her precious and magnificent people are tender to my heart. Last night's 6.1 earthquake shot directly through William's home and his community (that rich black earth he's sitting on in the pic below).
"When Crickets Cry" is currently ranked #5 out of the Top 100 Books on all of Amazon Kindle. It's the only time I've ever seen one of my books listed above a James Patterson title. If you'd like in on the fun (for $1.99), click the link below and please share with your friends.
Thanks to you, we were able to buy a keyboard for the church (which you will hear in many of the videos), and -- after a rather miraculous experience at the dealership -- a Toyota truck for William, his family, and the community. I want to be careful not to be overly dramatic but within 48 hours of purchase, the truck was used to help save a mother and her baby's life. You can find that story and more in the links above.
To everyone who invested time, prayers and finances, our sincere thanks. You played a significant role which was made all the more apparent when the doctor walked out of surgery and told William, "You just saved that baby's life and probably saved the mother's life as well." It made for a beautiful, tender and laughter-filled day.
Houston we have made the conversion! Can I get a witness!!
If you own a Kindle,River Road is now available on Amazon Kindle. River Road is a compilation of stories from my childhood. As true as I can remember them. They comprise much of the story of how I became me. And give you insight into the voice behind me the writer, me the troublemaker and me the curious child of God. Some fun, a few embarrassing, often painful, all close to my heart.
I was compelled yesterday to stop my truck and film a response to all of you who responded so overwhelmingly to yesterday's email. I don't even know what to say -- which is obvious from this video. Please accept my sincere thanks. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please go here.)