A Quick Update on My Book

I’m deep into reviewing and making changes in my manuscript, so I’ll make this short and sweet. 

Paraclete’s editor, Phil Fox Rose, says my book is still coming out this fall. Which month is yet to be determined. There are a lot of moving parts to this process, and Phil, his staff, and I have much work to do. But we’re making good progress. So far we’ve had very few disagreements, and those few have been resolved quickly and amicably. This is yet one more reason I feel fortunate to be working with Phil and Paraclete Press.

Their production staff surprised me by presenting a cover concept on Monday. I didn’t realize we’d gotten that far. The cover is attractive, but it didn’t reflect our story so I asked them to reconsider.

Simply put, our story is about a path emerging out of a darkness that threatened to engulf our family. This is a rough and uneven path, but true. It kept calling Martha, our children, and me forward. The further we walked the more we realized a light was breaking through from deep within, yielding tears of hope, love, and joy.

     Kathryn, Rachel, Martha, and David cooling their heels

     Kathryn, Rachel, Martha, and David cooling their heels

My book's working title and subtitle continue to survive the editorial process. When the book comes off the press, I’ll know for sure whether A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love, and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer’s has stuck.

That’s the news on my book.

Thanks, Carlen
carlen@carlenmaddux.com