God is so faithful!  My dream of becoming a writer came true today when boxes of books arrived at my home!  31 Days to a Younger You: No surgery, No diets, No kidding is here!

In 2006, I made a goal to write a manuscript.

In 2007, I met writer Pam Farrel who has served as my amazing mentor.  Pam encouraged my writing and showed me the ropes.

In 2009, I signed a book contract with Harvest House Publishers in May.  The book was due in October, one week shy of having baby Lucy.

And today, I received a beautiful Christmas present.  My book in black and white.  My highlight was how excited my daughter Noelle was to see her name in the book.  That was the best!  I read stories about her from the book and she thoroughly enjoyed the attention which surprised me.  I figured she’d get a kick out of being in a book years from now, but now at 4 years old, she’s already happy!

Here are some more pictures from the big day.  The opening of the first box…

Some of you pre-ordered books from me at speaking events.  Here I am signing the books.  I really enjoyed doing this!!!

I hope to sign one for you soon!  🙂

Arlene Pellicane

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