Monday, January 23, 2012

Molly Noble Bull's "The Overcomers"


Title: The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities by Ginny Aiken, Margaret Daley, Jane Myers Perrine, Ruth Scofield and me, Molly Noble Bull.
Publisher: Westbow Press published The Overcomers.

Cover blurb: Did you ever try to push a one hundred-pound rock up a hill with nothing but a toothpick? If you can image what that might be like, you have some idea how difficult it is for a child with a learning problem to read or spell ten simple words.

Five published Christian authors with learning disabilities wrote this book from their own experiences. It is their hope that others will be encouraged from reading how they overcame.

1) How did this story come to you?
I was on an Internet loop made up of Love Inspired authors. One day the Lord led me to tell everyone on that loop that I had a learning problem. I didn’t want to tell my long held secret to a group of published novelists I respected. Nevertheless, I told them in an email message, and as soon as I clicked send, I regretted it.

How could I have guessed that seven of the women in that group would write to say that they had learning problems, too? From that small group, The Overcomers was born.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
In 2007 The Overcomers was accepted for publication by a small press. However, the publisher went out of business before the book came out. In 2011 we paid Westbow Press to publish it, and now it’s available in paperback and as an e-book.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’ve never had a sense of smell. Yes, I can taste, but things might taste differently to me than they do to you.
As a teenager, I planned to be a professional singer when I grew up or a journalist.
I taught third grade, second grade and kinder for a total of eleven years before becoming a novelist.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am waiting to hear from an editor that took one of my novels to committee. If the book sells, I will polish it, and God willing, I will start on something else.

5) Parting comments.
To find all my books, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot at online and walk-in bookstores.
Click below to see The Overcomers at Amazon right now and look inside for free.



6) Were can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.mollynoblebull.com/
http://writersrest.blogspot.com/
http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/

9 comments:

  1. Looks like it works now, Dawn...i remember i commented last week, but not for sure what i commented. Do you have any idea why you can't smell, Mary? i have the same thing, and no body wants to believe me that i can taste, and often i find things saltier and spicier than others do. Thank you Dawn and Mary for a great post and the opportunity to win this novel

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  2. oops, my email address

    mitzi[underscore]wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. So many people having difficulty learning for various reasons. It is admirable of you all to share your experiences in hopes of helping and inspiring others. I would love to read about all of you overcomers!
    workamper2530@yahoo.com

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  4. So glad your book offer has been extended, I tried numerous times last week to comment and couldn't, thank you for extending it!
    What a triumph for all the writers to overcome their learning difficulties to write professionally. Your 'The Overcomers' book sounds incredibly inspiring.
    Sincerely, Dawn
    daisyflower.adams@gmail.com

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  5. I would love to win a copy of this inspirational book! What a neat idea Molly. Just think, if you would not have been obedient to God this wonderful book would have never materialized!

    I think it is amazing that you can still taste even though you can't smell. Teaching school for 11 years to the youngsters...do you ever miss it?

    Thanks for this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  7. Your book sounds fascinating Molly,
    Personal experience is a great teacher.
    Please enter me in your draw.



    janet(underscore)kerr(at)msn(dot)com

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  8. I have taught children with learning disabilities and other special needs for over 14 years so I can relate to this book. Not sure if this is a giveaway, but if it is, I'd love to win a copy.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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