The rest of this May has been all prepping for the new CD and radio stuff. I had a great time with Dan Hutchins on WLQV. I did his “God 3-2-1” show up in the Detroit area, and it was the first time I’ve been on. We talked about the music and about my new book, and it was great to get to know him and his ministry up there.
The next day I went up to Lima, OH, and visited my old friends at WTGN. I’ve spent quite a lot of time on air with Scott and Bob! In the morning, I sat in with them for their show “Rise and Shine” and then taped a series of interviews with Bob for “The Christian Home” which will air over a few weeks in July. The people at this station have been so kind to me over the years – I truly appreciate them! And now they tease me mercilessly – it’s like being part of the family.
I also had one pretty fun and funny day when I stopped into my friend Patti’s kindergarten class and taught the kids how to write a song. They use my kid’s music for Scripture memory, so we did that too. We had such a good time, and the song they wrote was pretty great! Plus, they write me the nicest letters. 🙂
Then today I did one more interview on Faith Radio with Michelle Strombeck. This was another new one for me, and I loved getting to talk with Michelle! This station airs in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin which is right where I was last year, and am hoping to go back again, so I appreciated her help in spreading the word about the new book!
And speaking of the new book, I just had to include one more picture. I walked into a Christian bookstore at the end of my trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago and my book was featured right there on their counter! It was so funny. My mom said to the college guy working there, “Wow, I’ve heard that’s an amazing book!” and he said, “Oh yeah?” and she said, “Yeah, she wrote it” and he laughed and then looked at the back cover at my picture and did a double take and never really recovered. Good times.
Now, back to prepping on the new album. I’ve spent several weeks over the past several months down in Nashville writing with my producer Paul Marino. I am so excited about the songs God has given us! We’ve already started some of the production, and I will go down to Nashville again in July for the main push on recording. It will be out sometime in the fall – we’ll get you all the title and the release date as soon as it’s all set!
Right now, though, I am just in the whirlwind of all my kids finishing up the school year and then we are taking off on vacation to, where else, Florida! I just can’t seem to get enough of that heat. 🙂 I’m just anticipating spending all that time with my husband and kiddos. It’s going to be great.