Friday, May 21, 2010

God in the Yard is Here...

God in the Yard

There is something about a book in my hand. The weight of it, the way the pages move. I admit I felt a sense of delight when I opened my mail today, and touched God in the Yard for the first time.

I am such a sentimental writer.

Thank you all for your warm encouragements. When you open the cover, you will find the book's dedication is to you.

(UPDATE: God in the Yard is now on Amazon Retail. :)

God in the Yard on the Front Steps, photo by L.L. Barkat.



Blogger Kathleen Overby said...

Hey. Coolnessville. Congrats.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...


What fills the hand is your achievement and we're all delighted for you.

Glad you used that photo, btw.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Okay. So...would it be totally overkill to buy the bound copy even though I've been reading on Kindle? My frugal side is struggling with that need to smell the paper...

2:44 PM  
Blogger Marcus Goodyear said...

AWESOME! It looks great.

Laura, you know LL can't sign your kindle...

2:51 PM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Exciting! And nice cover. Can't wait to open my own copy and begin to read.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Kelly Sauer said...

I feel as if it's a little mine already too - is that okay? I cannot wait to read it all...

3:15 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

congratulations!! I am so happy for you. I love the photo too, it is one of my all-time favourites.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Cassandra Frear said...

Cake being served here -- luscious raspberry and white chocolate with dark cocoa drizzles. On fine china with silver forks and rich, finely-ground Sumatran coffee in little cups with real cream. Pale roses on the table. And linen napkins. DO NOT forget the linen napkins, please.

Only the best for my friend L.L. Barkat!!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Glynn said...

Ordered my copy from CreateSpace. It better get here faster than promised.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cover looks great!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Doing the happy dance for you and wishing my arms reached that far. :)
Hey, and maybe the third time will be the charm for that signature. Although I do own a few VERY early originals :)
Love you.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

So excited for you. Congratulations. This book sounds like it will be my kind of read :)
Can't wait.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Holding tangible evidence of the imprint of your heart must indeed be thrilling and I know it will transform many lives for glorious purpose. Looking forward to meeting God in a new way through your words. Warmest congrats.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! Can't wait to read it.

9:54 PM  
Blogger RissaRoo said...

It looks wonderful! I love how the cover turned out and I can't wait to read it. Congratulations, I hope you're planning to have some sort of celebration to mark this new book!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So so excited about this for you.

I cannot wait to read it!

5:22 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

THAT deserves a party!

8:52 PM  
Anonymous suzy said...

I remember reading an excerpt a while back. It lingered long with me.
I will be saving pennies for a copy of this LL.
Can't wait to read it all!

5:11 AM  
Blogger amy in peru said...

congratulations! I can't imagine your emotion and sense of accomplishment! I'm so happy for you :)

amy in peru

2:47 PM  

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