Dressed for Eternity
her latest book
Mom's Little Black Book for Graduates
I've been writing in some form since I was a child, beginning with fictional short stories, puppet plays and skits to devotional-style journaling and poetry. I am a Mother of two graduated kids, a cat and a gerbil. I work as a computer repair tech/webmaster during the day when I'm not figuring out how to market my books and when I'm not doing soundtech events for various groups at my church.
Can you give short summaries of your books?
“Becoming the Bride of Christ: A Personal Journey” is my personal story of healing and restoration offered in a way that lets the reader apply the lessons God's taught me to their own life. 14 chapters span 6 volumes and there is a Leader's Guide if people wish to engage in the content as a group study with homework.
“Mom's Little Black Book: Godly Advice for the High School Graduate” was written for my own graduating teenagers in 2013 (yes, they both graduated last June), but made available to the public for those parents and pastors who wish to offer their graduating youth tidbits of advice that will go with them into adulthood. Scriptures, charts, and example budget sheets are included for the graduating youth to use as guides.
“Dressed for Eternity” seeks to answer the question, “How does God adorn His Bride in the Scriptures?” The answer to this question takes the reader through Scripture, history, archaeology and even the New Jerusalem as we learn about Aaron's Breastplate, the New Jerusalem, and other passages of Scripture.
What genre are your books?
My books are all non-fiction, primarily Christian/Spiritual growth/Personal Growth.
What can a reader expect every time she picks up one of your books?
They can expect a fair bit of Scripture, as well as exhortational writing.
Who is your books’ audience?
My books are primarily aimed at the person who has been a Christian for awhile, who wants to go deeper in their faithwalk with God.
Have you received a particularly memorable reader response?
Not a reader response per se, but at my “Dressed for Eternity” Book launch bazaar and fashion show back in February, the winner of the evening's grand prize basket, came up to me afterward and told me that my event had inspired her as she seeks to please God with her fashion choices. That totally made my night to hear that!
What’s something you wish you’d known earlier that might have saved you some time/frustration in the publishing business?
I wish that I'd known years ago just how simple it is to put a decent quality book together! While it's true the self-publishing space hasn't been around for much more than the early 2000's, it would have been nice even back then to discover the tools I could use to get published. I've actually created a small ebook on the subject, “Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author”. I turned it into a workshop and from there into an e-course that I'll be offering shortly.
Are you planning another book? If so, what’s the story about?
My next book is a prayer guide using the Lord's Prayer as an outline for 365 days. The prayer has been broken down into 7 points, and each of those points has been given a unique Scripture verse and prayer prompt for the entire year.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Readers can find me in a wide variety of places online. My profile and/or lists of my books can be found at:
Deeper Shopping: http://www.deepershopping.com/marilynn-l-dawson/homepage.html
Barnes & Noble: http://my.barnesandnoble.com/songdove-profile/?showVisitorView=1