Friday, May 18, 2007

Looking Glass

In New York

Well, it's official. I have a book title...

Stone Crossings: finding grace in hard and hidden places

I feel tentative, the way that little child looks in the pic above. But I also feel ready, to walk through the looking glass.

Thanks to all of you who've been encouraging me.

Mirrors in New York. Photo by L.L. Barkat.


InterVarsity Press's Max Lucado and Poetic Title's

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Blogger christianne said...

Good for you, friend! I'm so glad this is the one they chose.

LOVE the pic in this post.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

love the title! can't wait to read it! (um, what exactly is it about?)

11:13 PM  
Blogger kirsten said...

I love the title too! Cannot wait to pick up a copy ...


11:56 PM  
Blogger Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Congratulations! The title sounds great and from what you've shared on your blog, I'm sure the content will be just as great!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for leading the way for the rest of us yet-unpublished writers :)

9:43 AM  
Blogger Halfmom said...

Love the title - and look forward to purchasing and reading it.

12:27 PM  
Blogger agreenearth said...

Congratulations, that is just so wonderful. Keep us updated.

2:39 AM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

L.L., Yes. We look forward to reading it! I hope we see it all over bookstores here.

5:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've just landed on another stone as you make your way across the stream! I am thrilled for you -- for all of us! A title means we are one step closer to be able to read your book!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Every Square Inch said...


What a cool title. Congratulations!

9:39 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Christianne... yes. It's a good title, and a few good friends told me so up front. :)

Heather... it's memoir tied with biblical reflection, on the topic of our faith journey. So, it starts with my difficult childhood and "coming to faith" issues and moves to my redeemed adulthood and "maturing into faith" issues. No surprise, the book is held together at the image level by "stones." It's amazing how many experiences one has to draw on, from personal life and the bible, that include these humble objects.

Kirsten... thanks!

Katrina... I hope so. It has taken some of my best hours and most intense thinking.

Eve... ah, yes, the writer's journey. I'm glad you enjoy watching the process. I'm enjoying setting down a chronicle, for myself and my children.

Halfmom... thanks for the encouragement!

Green Earth... I'm sure I'll talk more about it along the way (hopefully not to the point of annoying my readers here! :)

Ted... me too!

Charity... this too is part of the whole journey, and has been part of my faith journey in its own way. And I was so touched by your enthusiasm, saying you were thrilled "for all of us."

Every Square... thanks. Now we'll just have to see if the rest of the world thinks so. :)

12:53 PM  
Blogger Mike Deal - Broeknrule Records said...

I want to have a read, where will it be available?

3:06 PM  
Blogger Aimee said...

wooooo hoooo!!! looking forward to reading it and telling all my friends :)

5:06 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Mike... hopefully in bookstores everywhere! Libraries too. But I'll leave that distribution stuff up to the publisher (well, it couldn't hurt if you all went to your local bookstore and requested it!)

Aimee... thanks so much for your great enthusiasm. It encourages me.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Mark Goodyear said...

How could I have missed the announcement?! I'm a putz! A putz I tell you!

Cool title. I can't wait to buy it and read it.

4:46 PM  
Blogger 23 degrees said...

Although I am a relative newcomer to your blog, I am thrilled for you!

12:08 AM  

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