Thursday, February 13, 2014

Message from Hope Auer

Hello Fellow Homeschoolers and Authors!

This week has been so exciting for me as a writer and author for two reasons. 

First, I finished the final draft of my second book before sending it to my publishers! This book was really hard for me to write. It's a Biblical history fiction based in the time of the Exodus. My first book starts with an Israelite girl and her family as slaves in Egypt. The second book follows them from the Red Sea to Mount Sinai. I got so many different suggestions from my editors for how to end my second book. Should I go all the way to the end of Exodus and make a longer resolution and therefore a bit of a slower ending as I describe the details of the building of the tabernacle? Or should I end it literally right after the climax and end it with a strong punch that really points back to God and emphasizes the theme of trust? I got so many conflicting stories and had to rewrite things so many times and finally decided on the shorter ending, but it was a hard decision and was a struggle for me to pray through and think through. 

But that's not all that happened this week! I just found out that my first book, "A Cry From Egypt," has been nominated for the "Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year" in the Young Adult Category!! I was so surprised to find out that I had been nominated for this amazing award! You can read more about my book series, the book that has been nominated for the award, "A Cry From Egypt," and about myself as a writer on a recent interview that Sarah did of me on this blog. 

The hard part of this nomination for the "Christian Small Publishers Award" is that I do need to ask people to vote for my book in order to receive the award. I really don't like asking people to vote for things, but if any of my fellow homeschoolers who have read my book would like to vote for me or share this with others, that would be wonderful! If not, I completely understand. I appreciate any help that you are willing to give me, and thank you all for taking your time to read this post and read about my book! Thank you so much!! Here is the link below for you to vote and to share with others if you would like! 


  1. Congratulations, Hope! I'm so happy for you. Praise the Lord that He is working through your book to reach others!

    May God bless you!

    His Princess,

  2. How exciting! :) Voted!