Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Deanna Nowadnick returns with Signs in Life


·        Book Description
$12.95 Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Rhododendron Books
ISBN: 978-0983589754
$1.99 EBook: 3382 KB
Publisher: Rhododendron Books
ISBN: 978-0983589761
§  All major digital retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble

·        Tell us what you love about this book
As you’ll learn from Signs in Life, I’m not the best driver. Imagine having a book’s worth of driving antics! Your followers will be glad they’re states away!

I’ve always felt God’s direction. I’ve always believed in His guidance. Have I always listened? Have I always seen the signs? No! But looking back, I’ve learned that God not only directs, but redirects. He’s connected my own silliness and misadventures to bigger, more important lessons in life.

In the book, we travel with Moses. Never did I expect to be strapping on a pair of sandals to journey together, but what a journey we take, that we all take. Remembering the Israelites’ trek to the Promised Land, let me add that I’ve never known the brutality of slavery or been forced from my home. I’ve never had to walk through a desert, never been nomadic. I don’t camp for goodness sakes! Still God’s traveled with all of us, meeting us wherever we are and wherever we’re going.

·        Can you share something unique that you learned during the writing and publishing of this book?
After writing my first book, Fruit of My Spirit, I expected this second book to come even easier. In many ways it was harder. Wanting to get better and better as a writer, I connected with a new editor. She took one look at an early draft and groaned, “I don’t know where to begin!” We began chapter by chapter, paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence. It was hard. At times it was miserably hard. But together we slogged through rewrites.

·        What's coming down the road for you?
My third writing adventure is a Christmas book. I’m putting together another inspirational memoir, this time sharing stories about the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Not only did the Christ child receive unique gifts, but we have also—throughout life. 

·        About Deanna:
Signs in Life is my second book. My “day job” is with The Planner’s Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington State. The boss and I have been together for 25 years. Today I’m his Client Service Coordinator. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of his practice and working with his clients. And since I telecommute, I have even more time to write! I live in Monroe, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I’m the mother of two delightful young men, one who has read the books and one who has decided they’re just way more information about Mom than he needs at this point in life. I’m active in my church, serving on the Leadership Team and playing the violin during worship services. I love to knit, I adore chocolate, and most important I enjoy a blessed marriage to my best friend, Kurt.

·        Want to connect with Deanna?
·        Facebook
·        Twitter: @DeannaNowadnick
·        LinkedIn: Deanna Nowadnick
·        Blog


  1. Thanks, Lisa! I enjoyed this chance to reconnect with you and your followers. This week I'm recovering from knee replacement surgery. More antics to be sure!

    1. Delighted! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  2. Thanks Lisa! I stumbled upon your blog searching for new book suggestions. This is great. I really appreciate the suggestion! Your review has swayed me. I’ll have to check out Signs in Life.

    I wanted to pass along one my pastor recommended to me. It’s the #1 bestseller on religious fiction, so maybe you’ve already heard of it. But I can’t stop thinking about. It’s a fantastic collection of short stories. It’s called Pieces Like Pottery. I really can’t recommend it enough. I would love to see your review of it at some point!