Today begins the blog tour for my sister-by-heart’s first published book, “Not Abandoned”! She has written the post to start of this exciting blog tour, so please read on!
Hello, everyone! I am so excited that today is the first day of my blog tour for “Not Abandoned”! A special thank you to my amazing friend, Rae, for allowing me to start this tour with a guest post on her blog, since I don’t have a blog of my own. :)
As I prepare for this week long blog tour, I think back on the journey of writing and self-publishing that God has brought me through. He has opened so many doors for me through this process, and whenever a door closed, He always gave me a window in its place. I’ve been thinking about this verse a lot lately:
Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
He has known of this day even long before I started writing “Not Abandoned”. Through all the long nights of writing, and through the frustrated tears I shed during the editing and publishing process, He was right there already knowing of the beautiful outcome it would have. And He has made this day so amazing for me! Eight years of dreaming about becoming a published author, and now that day is finally here! :)
“Not Abandoned” is a very dear story to my heart because it gives readers a peek into one of my deepest passions. From the day I heard a human trafficking survivor telling her story in an interview, I knew that I had to do something to bring more of an awareness to the subject. It is truly heart breaking to me, and when God told me to write a story dealing with this topic, I was actually terrified of the idea! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write the story well enough and I really didn’t even have a clear idea of where the story plot was even going. But God guided my hands to write this story, and it turned out so much better than I ever could’ve imagined, thanks to having Him as my co-author.
So because I’m not the greatest at writing things like this, I’m going to end here by saying: Never be afraid to give God your everything. He will always make something beautiful out of it!
Thanks for joining me on this opening post of my first ever blog tour! I hope you’ll stick around the rest of the week to learn more about the story of “Not Abandoned”. :)
Two words….human trafficking.
Four different lives…are altered forever.
Haley, a police officer in training, is thrust right into the heart of an organized human trafficking ring when a family friend is mysteriously abducted. Once the problem hits even closer to home, Haley will stop at nothing to see justice prevail.
With no way out once trapped inside the trafficking ring, is there any hope for rescue? When trouble arises and Caryn’s life is compromised, will she be able to survive or will help come too late?
Strength is tested and trust is broken in this mystery of seemingly impossible rescue and God’s loving redemption. After hearing those words, human trafficking, these girls will never look at their lives the same way again… and neither will you.
MacKenzie Morganthal is an eighteen year old, Christian, Homeschool graduate. She loves writing, music, and most importantly Jesus. She resides in Pennsylvania where she keeps busy as a freelance author, worship leader, and creative arts director. She also loves going to concerts, and all things chocolate. While some people say she can be a little crazy, she always takes that as a compliment. She has been writing stories for eight years, and “Not Abandoned” is her first self-published novel.
You can find out more about MacKenzie and her book through these links:
CreateSpace estore: http://www.createspace.com/5427955
More Stops on the Blog Tour:
Be sure to stop by these blogs participating in this book release! And a big thank you to the bloggers themselves who have generously offered to help! We appreciate you!!
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae (tour introduction) – you’re here!
Heather FitzGerald (character interview)
Faith Blum (author interview)
Heather Day Gilbert (book excerpt)
Note from Rae: Thanks Kenzie for allowing me to be apart of this! Congratulations on your book release!!