Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome Guest Kim Watters!

Missy, here. I'm so happy to welcome special guest and fellow Love Inspired author Kim Watters! Kim has a new book from Love Inspired, And Father Makes Three. I hope you'll check it out. Thanks, Kim, for hanging out with us today!


Hi Missy. Thanks for inviting me over here today. I'm honored to be able to share my latest story with you and your readers.
 
Cancer. I shudder every time I hear that word, yet these days its almost as common as breathing. Every time I turn around, I know someone who knows someone with the disease.  As the mother of two young children, I can't even begin to know or comprehend what it would be like to have a child with cancer like my heroine does, and my heart breaks for those parents who do.  I pray daily that God helps us find a cure.
 
Writing And Father Makes Three gave me the opportunity to explore the complex subject of bone marrow transplants. The stories and testimonials were truly inspirational and humbling at the same time. A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Be The Match program to defray the costs associated with the testing. Straight from their website: "The National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP) and our Be The Match Foundation ® are nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it."   http://www.marrow.org/
 
From a personal perspective, one of my dear friends from high school was diagnosed with Large Cell B non-hodgkins Lymphoma and needed to have a bone marrow transplant to put her cancer into remission.  In her honor, I have dedicated this book to her. Today she is in remissionand living life to the fullest.
 

And Father Makes Three
July 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0373877560
“Your Daughter Needs You.”

She’s saved countless lives, yet there’s one person emergency room doctor Elizabeth Randall can’t rescue—her adopted daughter, Jordan. Perhaps meeting her biological father, Blake Crawford, will be the lifeline Jordan needs. The handsome, guarded firefighter takes risks every day. But facing the daughter he never knew—along with lovely Elizabeth—has him thinking about family. With fatherhood thrust suddenly upon him, there’s no way he can turn his back on his sick child. Will working together to give Jordan a second chance at life also lead them to a second chance at love?

www.KimWatters.com
 



6 comments:

  1. Hi Kim! So glad you are here. Your book sounds amazing. I love the premise regarding the biological fire-fighter father saving his daughter. And there's romance, too.

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  2. Hi Lindi,
    Thanks for the warm welcome. I love the premise, too. I can't even imagine what it would be like to find out you have a child and then discover she's sick. It was a very emotional book to write. I hope my readers feel the same way.

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  3. Kim, I agree with Lindi. It sounds like a great, emotional read.

    One of my friend's husband had a bone marrow transplant. They held a big donor event at our church through Be the Match. My son and I went and did the mouth swab to be added to the registry. It's a little scary but mostly a great feeling to be on that list!

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  4. Thanks for sharing a spot on your blog Missy. I have to admit I cried while writing some of the scenes for this book. I'm so glad you and your son suppported your friend like that and joined the registry. A portion of the book sales is going to the Be the Match foundation to offset the cost of being put on the registry. Thanks again.

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  5. And Father Makes Three"sounds wonderful.Have a great week.

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