Will Stormie reply to my letter or email?
Stormie reads all of her mail. However, she now receives so much correspondence that she regrets she is unable to personally respond to it. Because so much of the mail she receives are requests for prayer, she has set up a prayer site so many people can be praying for one another’s needs. You can click on “Prayer Community” on the Navigation Bar at the top of the Home Page.
Do you accept offerings or donations?
Thank you for your kindness, but we do not accept offerings or donations. God has blessed Stormie’s ministry through her books. When people ask her what they can do to help her she says, “Please pray for me to have good health and a clear mind always. And if you would like to do more, please buy my books and read them or give them to others whom you believe would be blessed by them.”
I want to publish my own book. Does Stormie have any suggestions?
Stormie says, “When I was first starting out, I bought several books on writing and getting published and followed their instructions. I sent a Query Letter, the Table of Contents, the Introduction, and two chapters of the book I wrote to two Christian publishers that I admired. The books listed below will explain all this. They each followed up with interviews. My advice above all is to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you write and seek a publisher. God can open up doors that no one else can.”
Concerning publishing a book, the following information will be helpful to you. You can contact Christian Manuscript Submissions, the primary source for unsolicited manuscripts, at ChristianManuscriptSubmissions.com. They can also be reached via email at [email protected]. This is a cost-effective way to share your proposal with the member publishers of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Another service available is The Writer’s Edge, a manuscript screening service for Christian publishers to review proposals by aspiring writers. You can contact them by mail at PO Box 1266, Wheaton, IL. 60189; by email at [email protected] or look them up on their website located at WritersEdgeService.com.
Sally Stuart’s book The Christian Writer’s Market Guide (published by Harold Shaw Publishers) is another valuable help when searching for the right publishing house. It also contains a list of literary agents. To purchase a copy, simply email [email protected] or write to Sally E. Stuart, 1647 SW Pheasant Dr., Aloha, OR. 97006-3811
If you are looking for an editing service, the National Directory of Editors & Writers by Elizabeth Lyon (ISBN #1-59077-069-2) is a great resource with a full listing of freelance editors, proofreaders, ghostwriters, etc. You can order this through your local bookstore.
In addition, the Writers Information Network is a terrific avenue for aspiring writers to utilize for critique groups, conferences, self-publishing information and much more. They can be reached at their web address: christianwritersinfo.net; by writing to the street address: PO Box 11337, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; or simply email [email protected].
Finally, American Christian Writers has much to offer regarding classes, conferences (a great place to meet editors face to face), critique services, correspondence courses, marketing information and more. Their website is located at ACWriters.com; phone number is 800-21-WRITE or write to: American Christian Writers, PO Box 110390, Nashville, TN. 37222-0390.
What about THE CHILD OF THE PROMISE musical?
Unfortunately, there are no current plans to release a DVD or to do a stage production and the record company never created any sheet music.