Honesty in stories. Truth in words.

Announcement and Reveal


Can you believe I’ve kept my mouth shut about a project for an entire four months?!?! Believe me, I don’t come from the strongest line of secret keepers. (*ahem ahem ahem* *cough cough* Love you, Mom!!!)




But yes, I have kept a secret. (My beta readers even kept the secret!!!)


Am I driving you crazy yet? I hope so. *evil author laugh*


The secret is…



In a little less than two months, on January 23th, you’re all going to get a chance to read my latest baby. This sweet novella that is very dear to my heart. The topic is so precious to me, I can only hope some of that leaks out onto the pages. I love this story so much. But you’ll have to read the ‘author’s note’ in the back to learn what makes it so special to me.

(There, someone be proud of me. That was a very nice marketing slip. *pats self on back*) (*laughs at self* I’ll probably end up accidentally mentioning the reason at some point in time.)

It’s already been through beta readers, is in the hands of endorsers (or endorsementers…or endorsarinos…whatever they are called), and is headed to the editor this weekend. Talk about a whirlwind!

Oh, you probably want to see the cover, huh? *wink*











     Lindy Greene’s life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a rural hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn’t even like babies.

     Nathan Thomas can’t find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the clinic does nothing to help him focus.

     The Chinese mission field isn’t for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.



(A shoutout to Willowy Whisper–if you need a cover done, go see Willowy! She’s a sweetie to work with, really fast, and totally affordable. And she does an AMAZING job!!!)


If you’re excited about the book, would you mind adding the book to your Goodreads?


Left to Die

I can’t wait to share this story with you all!!!



26 comments so far.

26 responses to “Announcement and Reveal”

  1. Olivia says:

    Aww, love the cover!!! :)

  2. Jesseca Dawn says:

    Eeeppp!!! That cover is amazing!!
    I can’t wait for the book to be published; so excited!! :D

  3. Oh! Ivy! I want to read this NOW! :) The cover is heartbreaking yet well done, the synopsis is pulling on my heart already, and . . . yes, I’ve added it to my “to-read” list! Please let me know as soon as I can read it!

    • Ivy says:

      Awww, Rebekah, this made me smile so big!!! Thank you! *hugs* I love the cover so much. It so perfectly sets the mood of the story–which is supposed to break your heart, so good!!! :D

  4. Kellyn Roth says:

    Aaah, I can’t wait to read this!!!

  5. AAAAAH! I am SO excited for you ^.^ And of course I am so proud of you for keeping the secret and letting me in on it all early ;) You’re the best. I’m so excited for the impact this lovely story is going to make. You’re turning things out so fast and the world is gonna be a better place for it!! <3

    • Ivy says:

      You get it!! =) Thanks for having my back. You know what a blabbermouth I am. *wink* I’m praying it makes a huge impact. It’s such a special story to me!

      Hehehe…yeah, I hope I’m not going too fast. I need to make sure my quality control is accurate. ;)

      Awww…. *hugs tight* You’re so sweet!

  6. Muahaha. We kept the secret! xD This book is amazing. It touched a part of my heart that just…ahh! So beautiful. I can’t wait for it to be released to the public. =) Thank you for letting us get an early glimpse. I’m proud of what God is doing through your writing, Ivy!

    • Ivy says:

      Yes, you good secret-keepers you. ;) I’m so glad it was impactful. Hopefully, it will have the same affect on other readers!

      To Him be the glory! :)

    Congratulations, Ivy!!

  8. Marrok says:

    Wow congrats! it sounds like it has a very nice story. It kind of reminds me of this thing called the “Drop Box”. Again congratulations on getting this done!

  9. Hannah E. says:

    This story looks amazing! So excited to get to read it!!! And yes, to what Marrok said! The Drop Box is such an amazing movie/story. =)

    Wonderful job, Ivy!

  10. Emily says:

    Wow, this sounds like an amazing book! So excited for you, Ivy! That cover is simply amazing… and makes me want to read it right now. (And since I can’t yet, I’m adding it on Goodreads). :D

    • Ivy says:

      I’m glad it’s intriguing! Didn’t Willowy do a fantastic job? I love the cover so much.

      (Thanks for being patient. :) And for the add!!!)

  11. How exciting for you! It’s such a cute story. ;) Virtual cake and confetti to keep you through the final stages towards publication! :)

  12. Katja L. says:

    Can’t wait to read your new books, Ivy!!! I finally read TORR and I thought it was HILARIOUS sometimes. . . and other times, I cried. . . Funny, because when I was young I was a weeper at emotional death scenes. . . then I became very stoic and prided myself on never crying at books (it was awful hard with ‘Beth’ in Little Women, ‘John’ in Little Men, and ‘Matthew’ in Anne of Green Gable, to name three. . . and now I cry a lot easier. ????

    • Ivy says:

      Awww, I’m so glad to know you liked it! And *mwahahahaa* I’m glad you cried! I wanted to make people cry, especially for that one scene in the middle with the baby… :'( I cried reading that to myself. It’s so sad. Thanks for letting me know that you liked it!

      • Katja L. says:

        My mother says that you have to be a very powerful writer to make people cry, or something like that. You really did make my cry. . . All your emotional descriptions were so good, is almost as if you’d suffered them yourself. *Random & funny side-note: I was reading another American Girl book not so long ago, and when the friend died I began to have teary eyes, but I managed to stop myself by stopping reading and gazing up at the wall, LOL!*

        I guess that you are a great writer! better than me. I wrote a story about the Holocaust, and there’s a scene where a little brother is arrested and big brother finds out, and another when he is thinking over it. My sister said that I could have made her cry, but I purposely didn’t dwell on it because I didn’t feel equal to it. :P She also says that’s her favorite story I ever wrote. :) I will admit I like it too. It’s about the Holocaust, so it’s necessarily very sad, but the viewpoint shifts between hilarious fun and dark hopelessness by alternating between the two MCs, thus creating a sober undercurrent of deep tragedy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *