“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” –Oren Arnold
I have some exciting news to share with all of you. I’m happy to announce that my first book, “Not Without God: A Story of Survival” will be released in the spring/summer of 2014 by Morgan James Publishing, http://publishing.morgan-james.com/.
It chronicles how I dealt with and overcame debilitating injuries that left me paralyzed after my accident. It’s about how I walked again through my faith, hard work, and determination.
How I was able to get through college and earn two degrees. How I became a successful teacher. How I’m independent and able to take care of myself.
It offers hope, insight, and ways to heal not just for people with disabilities but for anyone facing adversity in their life. My prayer is that it inspires anyone dealing with any kind of challenge.
I couldn’t ask for a greater Christmas present!
I would like to thank you, my readers who have supported me on my writing journey since I started this blog in June of 2012. It feels surreal. I can’t wait to hold my published book in my hands!
My life has changed so much these last two years. I’ve been active in writer’s groups both off-line and on-line. The blogging and writing courses I’ve taken have helped me strengthen and develop my craft.
I’ve always enjoyed teaching and I have been an educator for over ten years. I have taught multiple subjects to hundreds of students of all ages, from many different backgrounds and cultures.
But the reason I majored in English was not primarily to teach, it was to write. I feel so blessed now that I’m doing what I’ve always dreamed.
Merry Christmas to all!
6 thoughts on “A Holiday Letter”
I’m so pleased for you and proud of you Zina! I know so many people will be inspired, encouraged and blessed by your story.
Sharon, thank you for always supporting me. It is very kind of you and it really means a lot.
Fantastic News! Such an accomplishment.The future is so bright you have to wear shades!
Thanks so much Pete 🙂 And Merry Christmas to you too!
Wonderful news Zina! I expect the book to be a great encouragement to many. I am so happy for you. Merry Christmas.
Thank you so much, Kent! That means a lot to me. Merry Christmas to you too.