Before the Book Launch: (The First) Announcement

Don’t let this fool you. This photo was taken on the day I wrote this post.

Dear Readers,

I have an announcement. No, I am not pregnant.

I signed a contract. To write. A book. All by myself but not truly alone because we know writing is both a solitary and simultaneously communal act, with the prayers, support, and stories of my family and all of you!!!

This has been a 10-year journey – 10 years since “More Than Serving Tea” was published and the awkward beginnings of blogging. It also has been a decades-long journey as a former journalist who has journals dating back to 2nd grade. (“Dear Diary, I had a hot dog for lunch. It was a good day.”)

The book is about finding your voice and stewarding your influence well in a world that competes for our attention and energy. It’s about speaking up and speaking out honestly, truthfully, boldly. It’s not about building a platform. It’s about God’s invitation to all of us to discover how we are uniquely created in God’s image – imago Dei – and to live into that fully, which for me today has meant two video conference calls dressed professionally from waist up while sitting cross-legged in yoga pants and Minion socks with a sick teenager a room away texting me about nausea and the need for club soda.

Thank you for reading, for cheering me on, for commenting, and for sharing my words, my Dear Readers. I hope you will stick around for this part of the ride!!


  1. Daniel So May 4, 2016

    Congrats!! Can’t wait to read – the world needs your voice, sister 🙂

  2. Carrie Minturn May 4, 2016

    What a gift to the world you are. I will certainly anticipate this book! Blessings, friend!

  3. Jody May 4, 2016

    So excited for you, Kathy! Looking forward to it – congrats!!!

  4. Rob Dixon May 4, 2016

    Wow. Great news Kathy! It’s a big deal to have a book contract. Well deserved!

  5. Ruthie May 5, 2016

    Oh my goodness. THIS! This may be when I beg you to let me read an advanced copy Cause I’m so. damn. Excited. About your book, this topic and that it will be coming from an Asian voice ☺️

  6. Velynn May 5, 2016

    Where and when can I get my copy Sis! I’m on the 10 year track too for many of the same reasons. Been following your heart and journey for some time now. GO GET IT!!!

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  9. Leigh Kramer May 5, 2016

    Congratulations, Kathy! I can’t wait to read it.

  10. Alice Atkins May 18, 2016

    a little late to the party… Congrats Congrats!!!


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