Yep, it’s true. It is also true that as a child, I was the dumbest kid in my elementary school. I’m also a published novelist. If none of this makes sense, read on.
For a while, I thought I was the only published Christian novelist in the world that struggled with learning problems. Then I met six other published novelists with problems like mine via an email loop. All seven had published with Love Inspired, and five out of that seven decided to write a book together—share our experiences. And The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities was born. The authors of that book are Margaret Daley, Ginny Aiken, Jane Myers Perrine, Ruth Scofield and me, Molly Noble Bull.
All five of us suffer/suffered with Learning Disabilities. What a blessing it was to meet the other ladies and realize that I was not alone—to know that I was not the only published author in the world who had a hard time learning to read and spell.
My Christian faith inspired everything I have written since the nineteen eighties. In fact, the following words are written on the dedication pages of every one of my novels—“But to God give the glory.” These words are also posted on the dedication page of my first non-fiction book—The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities.
The purpose of The Overcomers is to encourage others to never give up. We also give personal tips that should help others with problems like ours on their journey to overcome.
Zondervan Publishing House published two of my novels way back in the late nineteen eighties. These titles were For Always and The Rogue’s Daughter. Both were reprinted and came out from the book division of Guide Posts as Promise Romances. More recently, I published with Love Inspired. These titles are Brides and Blessings and The Winter Pearl, and they are now available as kindle e-books.
Tsaba House published Sanctuary, and it placed first in two contests in the inspirational category for published authors in 2008—the Gayle Wilson award and the Winter Rose. Tsaba House also purchased five more of my books. However, the company went out of business before any of them came out.
In 2011, we decided to self-publish The Overcomers via Westbow Press.
The Lord is very important to all five of the authors of The Overcomers, and it takes determination, work and a lot of patience to triumph over learning problems like ours. However, with God’s help, it can be done. I want my readers to know that according to Ron Davis, who wrote The Gift of Dyslexia, wonderful talents and abilities of all kinds are often hidden behind labels like dyslexia and learning disabilities.
The only real danger is giving up.
All five of us overcame and are now published novelists. Others can do it, too.
UPDATE: Today I learned that The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities is a finalist in the Women of Faith contest for writers, 2011.
God is good—all the time.
If you will leave a comment and include your email address, I will write to you. And the winner of the contest here will receive either a copy of Sanctuary, the novel that placed first in two contests, or a kindle copy of The Overcomers. Let us know which of the two you want.
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