March 20, 2014

My New BOOK!

I am really excited, many of you know that my second book, COUNTING CANDLES is coming out in a few months! It is getting really close to the date—June 2014—just before Father’s Day (making it a PERFECT GIFT for you or your family members!)

After writing WHITE LILIES IN AUTUMN, I really liked having feedback and people interested. (The second edition just came out last month) Of course I continue to write. I always have an idea for a book or am looking for ways to describe events in writing, so having a second book—not about me this time—come out is AMAZING!

The last few months have been busy working with editors and the marketing team at Cedar Fort Publishing. They have been really fun to work with and extremely personable. Publishing a book is a very personal experience. You are placing your ideas and thoughts out there for people to critique, judge, or have opinions about and that is nerve wracking and exciting all at once! So having a great publisher to work with makes a HUGE difference.

I was excited to see a copy of the cover page a few weeks ago—it is still in the final stages of approval, but I am guessing it will stay this way or be only slightly different.

The marketing rep sent me this photo of the ‘proofs’ they have in stock. Proofs usually come out before hand to help promote the book before the actual release date. Kind of giving someone the ‘scoop’ before the book is released! Proofs are used for editors and other publishing team members to review the book one last time before it goes public, and they are also to promote the book with media etc.

These covers have not even been placed on the market to be seen yet, so I guess that means I am effectively leaking my own book cover, hahaha!

I just wanted to share because I am really excited about this book!

Here is a quick synopsis about the book:

“As accountant James Smith approaches his 40th birthday, he concludes that his life is tedious, ho-hum, dull, and, well . . . mediocre. He can't image the vast ways that those around him are affected by his simple, caring acts. This tale of the extraordinary impact of ordinary lives is sure to touch your heart.”

You can also pre-order your copy on CountingCandles

Thank you all for your support—always.


  1. Congrats, Dustin! Can't wait to read it!

  2. I have been waiting and waiting! I am so glad that it is so close. I can't wait to read it. Seriously, if you ever need another person to read your writings I am always open for something to read. Lots of Love, Laraine

  3. I have a book to buy in June!==ochie

  4. Looks like my comment from a couple months ago didn't go through. I loved White Lillies in Autumn, and I can't wait to read your new book! ( I was bummed to find out we couldn't enter the free giveaway because we weren't in the USA)

    I have to admit that I laughed when I read the Synopsis. Our Bishop is named James Smith and he is and accounting Prof. In his mid thirties. :)