Recently, one of my Facebook followers made me aware of a new Christian novel that is coming out soon. I was introduced, virtually, to Cadence McManimon-Myers who has Lyme disease. During her battle, she wrote two books, her newest one comes out today, December 1, 2017. Please read Cadence’s post below and definitely visit her website.
How many of you are looking for more variety in Christian fiction books? I know I was, especially when I was looking for new stories to read during my Lyme battle. That’s why I decided to publish my own books, which will be released on December 1st, 2017.
My name is Cadence McManimon-Myers, and I’ve been a Lyme sufferer for five years. I was quickly diagnosed with the tick bite at age seventeen, but it took several more years to get proper treatment for Chronic Lyme. All through college I worked against the disease, which took my energy, my ability to walk, and almost all my motivation to just get out of bed and start the day. When I graduated three years after diagnosis, it steadily worsened. I lost my second internship and I lost my first job because of it. Last spring, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t talk, and I could barely breathe. But God was there, and He is the healer of all wounds. Innumerable prayers and my Lyme-literate doctor brought me out of that state. God really does answer prayers: today, I’m teaching kids with special needs again, and now I’m an author! Though I’m definitely not up to full health, this new “normal” is a gift from God, and I’m eternally grateful that He has given me a second chance at life. During the months when I couldn’t walk, I wrote. A lot. Focusing on developing stories about love, truth, and family kept my mind off the pain and on the good things in life. I read a lot then, too, but I was rather disappointed in the Christian fiction section at my local library–there wasn’t much variety there. That got me thinking seriously about my writing hobby. Christ gives us talents for a reason, right? Guided by prayer, I decided to put the finishing touches on two of my books and publish them!
“Name Unspoken” is not your typical Christian novel! For young to new adult readers, this historical book involves a nameless girl, a shepherd’s calling, a lost wolf, a child’s grave, a missing bride, a healer’s madness, a mansion fire, and a monk’s tale… just to start! The endearing characters, valiant adventure, and lyrical prose all focus on the true meaning of love, family, and Christian justice.
“The Lily Girl” a middle-grade novel, which follows Kyra on a mystical adventure across her homeland of Quaterna. She and her friends, the other Sought, hold strange powers, powers they didn’t even know they possessed. But they are not safe, no matter where they hide, because a sorcerer is out to ensnare their talents for himself. Though not overtly Christian, this magical book focuses on bravery and protecting others with the gifts you are given.
Both original novels will be available on Amazon on December 1st, 2017! Please visit my website at https://cadencemcmanimon.
wordpress.com for more information and for links directly to their Amazon purchase pages. Thank you, and remember, all you fellow Lyme sufferers: God heals all wounds, and He will give you the opportunity to achieve your goals and dreams, even if it’s not in the way you expect.