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I’m Getting Published!

March 18, 2014

vvdenman contract signing

That’s my hand,

signing a three-book publishing contract with David C. Cook, so that means . . .

 I’m a real author now!

(Strange, I don’t feel any different.)

At this point, I don’t have a release date. Maybe the end of the year, or the first of 2015. (No one ever said publishing was speedy. Yikes.)

I’m not sure of the title. Or the cover. Obviously, I don’t know much.

But I do know the series is inspirational romance, set in a small Texas town.

Here’s the nutshell:

Having been unjustly shunned by the local congregation, Ruthie Turner despises the church members who refuse to speak to her. When the new preacher asks her out, Ruthie’s bitterness is put to the test. Against her better judgment, she falls in love then re-examines Christianity while he risks his reputation to be with her. Their relationship reveals a string of secrets which turn the little church upside down as Ruthie learns to forgive.

Jaded is a love story, not only between a man and woman, but also between the church and the lost.

Want to read the first chapter?

Sign up for my newsletter and I’ll send you a sneak peek.

After that, you’ll receive an email once a month (or less) with details about my writing trek. Occasionally I’ll include a fun short story so you can get to know my characters while you wait for their books.

Thank you for your constant encouragement. You guys are great!


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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    March 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    So exciting!!! Congratulations!!

  2. JoDee permalink
    March 18, 2014 2:49 pm

    We will all be blessed when it comes out!

  3. March 18, 2014 3:07 pm

    Thrilled for you, my friend! The incredible journey is just beginning!

    • March 18, 2014 6:45 pm

      Thanks, Carla. I hope the rest of the journey is as fun as the first.🙂 I’m loving it!

  4. March 18, 2014 3:10 pm

    This is so exciting! I really enjoy reading your blog and am looking forward to reading your book when it comes out. I love seeing a woman of God pursuing her passion and using that passion to further God’s Kingdom. That fact that we’re sort of family makes me feel like I’m close to a celebrity.🙂

    • March 18, 2014 6:47 pm

      Aw, you just made me smile! Thank you for your encouraging words, sweet family member.🙂

  5. March 18, 2014 3:52 pm


    • March 18, 2014 6:41 pm

      I can literally say I would not have made it without you. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

  6. March 18, 2014 4:11 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It’s such a fabulous feeling, isn’t it? So happy for you!!

  7. March 18, 2014 4:30 pm

    Completely THRILLED for you–and all your new readers. Way to go!!!

    • March 18, 2014 6:43 pm

      Candace, thank you thank you thank you for all your encouragement. I believe you were the first “real” writer I had the nerve to approach online. Thanks for taking the time.🙂

  8. Sandra Green permalink
    March 18, 2014 4:40 pm

    So awesome Varina!

  9. March 18, 2014 6:11 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

  10. Stacy S. Jensen permalink
    March 18, 2014 10:49 pm

    Congratulations! Very excited. And, the nutshell is enticing!

  11. March 20, 2014 7:51 am

    Congratulations! Your news is so inspiring!!!

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