Pre-order Happening Now and New Book Release Coming by Author, Tony Roberts Called “When Despair Meets Delight”…

New Book Releasing Soon By My Dear Friend and fellow author Tony Roberts! It is his second book to release and I can’t wait to give it read! He has been a tireless advocate for those of us who have Mental Health challenges in life.

There is more to learn and the ordering details are at the bottom of this post and shared from his amazing website of Delight in Disorder! 

When Despair Meets Delight Goes to Press

The time is at hand. After five years of gestation, and over a year of hard labor (with a week of major complications), I have been assured that When Despair Meets Delight will go to the printers today. From there, it should take two weeks to prepare a review copy. When I am satisfied that all looks good, I will bring boxes of books home. Then comes the delightfully arduous task of mailing out advance orders — now over 100. On September 3, the print and e-book will be released on Amazon and the audio version on Audible.

This has been an incredibly busy week. I contracted with a man from Uganda to design memes for social media. I hired a sound engineer to create a commercial for iHeart radio. I have been reaching out to podcasters, blog authors, pastors, and others to get the message out. I am both incredibly enthused and emotionally exhausted.


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I know I can’t maintain this pace and I’m happy to say I have much help. Not only from God, but from God’s people. Over 100 people have joined #TeamDelight, praying for me and our shared mission to spread hope for troubled minds, the hope that shines light in the darkness and turns despair into delight.

Many of you know (some more than others) that I am taking a big risk. With my illness, such a frenetic schedule can do me in. One of the only ways to promote a memoir is to promote the author.

For someone with bipolar, this can lead to grandiosity. I can begin to believe my own press clippings. Please pray with me that I maintain a humble heart, even if it means I am humiliated. I’m willing to play the fool, as long as I am a fool for Christ and give God the glory.

Finally, it is essential that I show integrity; that my actions are consistent with my words. One piece of pastoral advice I’ve given people is — “Receive God’s care, so you can care for yourselves to care for others.” Like the flight instructions often ignored, before we can help children with their oxygen masks, we have to put on our own.

If I deplete my spiritual strength in an effort to manage more than I can bear, I won’t do anyone any good. To avoid this, I’m going to plan each day a schedule that promotes good health — physical, psychological, spiritual.

My primary aim in life is not just to glorify God, but to enjoy him forever. One of the best ways to enjoy God is to appreciate creation. Each day I’m going to do something that better connects me with nature. Whether it is watching the joy of my wife as she plants flowers, taking my dog Briley for a refreshing walk through the park, or going on a retreat at a cabin in the woods. I am committing myself to live more in harmony with what God made and called good.

One thing I know I will continue to do is writing. Writing is not only my vocation, but it is also my primary form of prayer. It is my life’s blood. There is a direct vein going from my heart to my hand that pumps who I am and whose I am onto the page.

When I write, the voices inside and around me are shushed and I can better hear God’s voice. When I read Scripture and reflect on it, I embrace the truth God speaks out of love for us.


Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)


Order your copy in advance at When Despair Meets Delight.
You receive an autographed copy before the public release, with free shipping.


Please visit Tony today and pre-order your copy on his special new book website of When Despair Meets Delight…

New Book Release For Author, Marilyn Fowler Titled: Me And Granmama In The Hill Country!

Hello and Welcome Everyone. Just in time for ‘Holiday Readers’!


Marilyn has had this sweet little ‘YouTube video’ floating around for sometime now, and it has finally come to us in book form!

Now of course Marilyn and I have become very close friends since I have started helping her promote her first book titled; Silent Echoes, which is a fabulous read. But it’s been way too long for her second book release, and the buzz I’m hearing about this book is that it’s a “Delightful” read. Her is more about her new book just released and available on Amazon/Books in both Paperback & E-book too!


Seven-year-old Marilee and her younger siblings, Bo and Janie, sit waiting on the front steps of their house wondering if their mama will ever come back. Just as the abandonedMarilee gives up, she sees Granmama running up the road, coming to their rescue.  This begins the adventures and misadventures of learning to grow up on a farm in the hill country. Marilee narrates her story many years later with memories of happy times when they laughed over berry pancakes drenched in syrup from Mr. Lewis’ bee farm, or listened to Granpapa’s funny stories, or reminiscing about the secret hidden in her prom dress.  She remembers chasing renegade chickens all over her grandparents’ massive property,  and how she snickered at what she heard on Granmama’s sewing days. She relives the sad times when the family cried together and clung to each other through each painful challenge.  All those times made up a life, a lifeMarilee holds deep in her heart forever.

This is a story spanning the Great Depression years, two wars that changed their little town, and the years beyond. Each chapter is a new adventure for this resilient family. Characters are unique in their own way, but with a connection that bonds them together with a strength that can’t be broken, while their southern dialect reflects a heritage grown deep in generations before them.  This is Marilee’s story.  One to be remembered always. . .
A Wee Bit About Author, Marilyn Fowler:


I’m a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. My professional experience includes Mental Health Team Leader, Director of Mental Health Services in the Duval County Jail in Jacksonville, Florida; coordinating Mental Health Services in nursing homes, working on in-patient units, and in private practice for a number of years. I teach a class at the University of North Florida on The Influence of Childhood Messages on Adult Life. I belong to Chat Noir Writers Circle, and I write a self-help on WordPress titled; Self Help By Marilyn:

“My memoir, Silent Echoes, was published three years ago, and I’m now proud to announce my new book,  Me and Granmama in the Hill Country is now out! My stories have appeared in several magazines, and a book entitled: “When God Spoke To Me”.
I’m active in my church, and I believe that a Sense of Humor is a Blessing to be used often. Life should be fun”. . .

Now if you have not been to her helpful new blog, you have got to go take a read. She knows how to get to the root of any problem in life you may come up against, so don’t be shy to ask her questions in her comment section. She give tell you like it is, and with some sound advice. I have told Marilyn that she has to ‘adopt’ me since we have become so close, and I call her my MOM #2!! That’s the kind of woman she is. She just loves LIFE, and tells everyone SO!. . .LOL.
So go connect with Marilyn and grab a copy of her new book today! It would make a great gift idea for the reader in your life!
Marilyn’s Blog:
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Product Details

Me and Granmama in the Hill Country

Dec 1, 2014 

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