Here's the thing,I have been humbled, amazed and even embarassed at tmes at how well The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is doing out in the world. Good reviews, excellent reviews even, starred review, lots of kudos and lots of folks buying the book. Book Clubs are reading it, friends are touting it's tasty goodness and I am in awe of God for doing this. Soli deo Gloria. But Friday I recieved an honor that I truly need to share with you all. The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow has been named one of the best books of 2009 by Library Journal. Yikes! When I saw this I was actualy stunned for a second or two, I eman I ahd this major brain zap. Wow, my first novel is named one of the best among thirty other really, really good books. But please understand that it takes a village to publish a novel. One of the things that amazed me after I received the contract and started to work with Abingdon Press, was how many people, how many hands touched my manuscript from editorial to design to sales, marketing, publicity, even shipping. So I need to take a moment and thank Abingdon for all they did to make Agnes a success and especially to my editor, Barbara Scott for teaching me so much and for making Agnes so much better than it was when she first saw it. Thank you Abingdon!