Well, I can now say that I live next door to a published author! How cool is that? My neighbor, Dan, just finished writing a novella called “Saving Ebenezer.”
Here’s a brief synopsis of the book from Dan:
“Seven years after Jacob Marley and the three ghosts of Christmas changed Ebenezer’s life, Scrooge has a problem. He’s given away most of his money and brightened many lives, restored churches, and made London workhouses better for those living and working inside. If only all of that made him feel better about his life…
Doubt plagues Ebenezer. Even with all of his philanthropy, he still has questions he can’t answer. Are the scales balanced? Did he do enough good after that fateful Christmas Eve to avoid Jacob Marley’s fate? And after a very special person dies, he adds another question: Why did God let it happen?
When he falls ill himself, Ebenezer’s questions take on a new desperation.
From the Cratchits to the workhouse fundraisers to nephew Fred, you’ll be reintroduced to several old friends, as well as a few new ones. With each visitor, Ebenezer tries to get closer to the answers to his questions. As the clock starts to run out, Ebenezer will need the words from an old friend to tip the scales in his favor.
Saving Ebenezer picks up on a story started by Charles Dickens in 1843 with “A Christmas Carol.” Christians will appreciate a heartwarming story of God’s love shown in tragedy while all readers will enjoy the common points between “Saving Ebenezer” and the original work.”
After the launch of his book on Amazon, Dan hosted an author event at our local library. I had a good laugh when he told the audience that when he went to reserve the room, the lady on the phone told him that, “no one really comes to these types of things.” Well, I’m happy to say that we proved her wrong. Dan had a great turnout and guests got to listen to him talk about how the book came to be, listen to him read a few pages from the book, ask questions, and purchase autographed copies of his book!
I’m 100% positive that reading this book to myself is going to seem pretty dull after hearing Dan read aloud…
Book signing time!
Believe it or not, I have always wanted to write a children’s book. Seeing Dan make his dream come true was pretty inspiring! But for now, I’m keeping my writing right here on this little blog. I’m grateful that Dan entrusted me to capture this great venture for him in his life and I look forward to what he’ll write next!