Well, we are into February now; the kids were back at school, and Mum (me) was going to have the time to get refocused on writing and publishing! And then Lockdown Level Three happened for us in the Auckland Region 😦 Never mind, I had homeschooled my two daughters for five years, so having Sir at home and doing most of his work on his Chromebook and through Zoom, isn’t much of a bother.
I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and new years. It was so good to sit back and relax – I think I even read a book or three 🙂
As most of you may know by now, we are in the process of getting Jo’s second book, ‘Shepherd of the Heart’ ready for publishing. This promises to grip you as the first one did, and there will be more shocks, twists and turns!
I have published a review of Jo’s first book by a good friend, and you will find that on our Facebook page. Please like/follow us on FB, to keep up to date with our news, enter competitions, read reviews and new excerpts from up and coming books to be published. Also, if you would like to submit a review to us so that we can publish it on FB, please let me know through the contact page 🙂
Please be aware that due to shocking delays still within the NZ Post service, we are only using a courier for the books now. This will guarantee both tracking and knowing the book won’t take over a month to get it it’s destination! The cost has been added into the price already. I would ask that if you have multiple orders or are rural delivery, that you contact me through the contact page, and we will work out the price privately. Thank you.
Remember, we have the cheapest books available, and we aim to keep it that way, so please get your orders in before stock needs to be reordered – this can take a long time, due to the printers being in Australia, and in the region that is currently back in lockdown.
The Prophetic declaration for 2020, amongst other words, was that it would be a year of insight, understanding, clarity of vision, and notwithstanding the naysayers and critics of the prophetic voice, it has been just that. I came to that realisation when reading the book, “Live not by Lies” and reviewing the past year.
2020 for me was an adventure in faith and discovery. An adventure does not always import excitement and awe, in fact my journey was often punctuated with dread and fear, but most of all I learned more about myself, destiny, and inheritance. Given that I was born shortly after the end of World War II, I am socially classified as a “white baby-boomer”; so while rhetorically that gifts me, in this current political and cultural climate, the status of being “cancelled” by default, I do however have a voice, I do have identity, I do have a future, and I do have purpose.
The first enlightenment of 2020 was when we were living and working in a South Pacific island nation and observing what I call the manifestation of victimhood. The leaders of the Solomon Islands sold their souls and the soul of their nation to the “kindness and generosity” of the CCP. They effectively surrendered the Sovereignty of their nation and the future of their children motivated by greed, entitlement, self-interest, and lust for power.
The next and principal enlightenment of 2020 unpacked gradually as we observed with growing interest and disquiet President Trump’s tenure (we had prayed for his 2016 appointment) and the repeated attempts to impeach, discredit and undermine or block his presidency. The hatred palpable, the lies and fake news so blatant and disturbing. We were staggered by the treasonous and vile rhetoric, but knew we were witnessing the battle for the soul of the nation. We were mindful of the tenuous position of our own small country the media perpetrating the deception by regurgitating the lies with impunity and no accountability. We were fascinated by the gradual exposing of the “swamp creatures” their evil agendas, the hijacking of the media and the truth, the extent and depth of corruption, the real political and cultural intent of the “elite” and Globalists, surpassed only by the criminal activity to steal the elections.
In 2015 I had a dream the interpretation of which was about China as a Trojan Horse, the word was that “China will conquer by stealth”. That same year I became aware of China’s expansionist agenda when one of New Zealand’s largest beef and sheep stations (Lochinver Station almost 14,000 ha) was under a conditional agreement for sale and approved by the OIA (Overseas Investment Office). I remember being intensely burdened to pray for that sale to be blocked. Thank you Father God, the Government at the time rejected the bid because the benefit to New Zealand did not meet the Legal definition of “substantial and identifiable”. China have however continued to buy up our assets, steal our intellectual property and appropriate some of our most valuable resources. The Chinese Communist Party are like Mafia bosses they make an offer you cannot refuse, and when you succumb to, or are beguiled by, their “attractive” offer (usually large sums of money) they then take ownership of you, a strategy we observed in the Solomon Islands. While in Honiara I was watching a Chinese Television program early November 2019 which reported at first, 2 cases of Pneumonic Plague. I remembered those reports later when news of the Wuhan virus started filtering through, and the CCP tried to keep secret the source and progress of the virus. Another 2020 expose and manifested through the cyber-attacks, interference and hijacking of the American elections, and the further revelations of Chinese ideological influence in the Universities of the US, Australia, NZ, and other countries.
The most recent insight was from my bible reading in Ezra (which I had been studying for more than a year). There are so many parallels and lessons from Ezra and associated prophets of that time (Haggai and Zechariah) in relation to our time. Ezra 1 verse 1 speaks of the Lord stirring up the spirit of King Cyrus so that the word of the Lord through Jeremiah might be fulfilled. The Hebrew word for stirring up (Uwr) is defined as “opening the eyes, literally or figuratively, out of sleep and into a sense of excitement or triumph”. God stirred or awakened the spirit of Cyrus the gentile king. His spiritual eyes were opened to direct the return of the Jews to Jerusalem.
So to those who came to the end of 2020 and claimed the Prophets were wrong and that there was no 20/20 insight, revelations, or understanding, then they are asleep, and their spirits need to be awakened!! Lest they miss the hour of the visitation that is coming.
Joy and husband David, have recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They have six daughters and ten grandchildren. Recently retired from a career in Law as a Criminal Barrister (though not from life), Joy is actively pursuing her next assignment. As an unashamed lover of God, she is passionate about Justice and Truth, and is now finding her voice through writing.
 Live not by Lies, A Manual for Christian Dissidents: Rod Dreher
I trust that you are all well and enjoying the summer weather, here in NZ. Currently it is raining, which is great for the water tanks and gardens!
For us, the second half of 2020 was in one word – INSANE! Publishing singlehandedly, five books, and doing all that extra behind the scenes work, certainly took it’s tool and therefore I am taking an extended break until February 1st.
Please note, as of February, all books ordered through SMP will be sent only by courier. The time delays with mail is ridiculous, so it’s safer and more time efficient to courier here in NZ. This of course will increase the prices of books, but we still are the cheapest supplier around.
There will be some changes coming up this year, and there will be some great events to look forward too – such as Book Launches! It’s going to be awesome.
Have a great rest of January – my birthday month – and we’ll see you in early Feb.
And so, the Christmas season is well and truly here! 🎄🎊🎁
Whilst we are still able to process orders for the next week, we will be taking a hiatus as of this Friday 18th, and will return in the second week of January.
It has been an incredible year for us at SparkleMoon Publishing, and I would like to take a moment to thank my wonderful family, for stepping up and jumping in to help when things were a little stressful!
Thank you to all for your continued support and may you all have a very Merry Christmas.
This project has a deeply personal meaning for me (Sandi). Dr Dobson so graciously, asked me to contribute a story for the book, very early on in the piece. Long before I knew that I would open a Publishing business, and long before I realised that I would be publishing Dr Dobson’s work.
In the pages of this devotional, you will be taken on a journey, one that will intrigue you, inspire you, challenge you and possibly make you weep.
With the brushstroke of a mighty Scribe, Dr Dobson has woven deep emotive poetry, alongside anointed artwork that give you pause to reflect, and then skilfully written devotionals that will touch your deepest of hearts.
Within the stories and testimonials, are subjects of loss, imprisonment, torment, addiction, abandonment and abuse – to name a few. Even as I was editing these tremendous works, there were times I had to get up and walk away. Tears rolling down my face, fogging up my glasses and the desperate need of a tissue or two!
I am deeply and profoundly proud of this literary work, and all that have dared to share a vulnerable and incredibly touching side to their lives, and indeed their stories.
May the Lord bless each and every one of you, and touch your heart as you read, contemplate and give thanks for, ‘From the Shadows of My Soul.’
As always, you are able to pre-order the book from our Store.
So we’ve got this wonderful repackaged gem for you all that enjoy 🙂
From Tears to Triumph, actually had me in tears whilst I was reformatting it and proofreading the text. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths our Heavenly Father will go to, to save, heal and deliver us! He is MIGHTY indeed!
The book is available for pre-order in our store, and once again it will be at a discounted price here.
We are currently working feverishly on the second installment of Devotionals, which also include heart-wrenching testimonies, poetry, prose and images of incredible artwork done by the multi-talented author/poet/artist Sharmaine Anna Dobson.
Please let us know if you haven’t received your books yet, this is greatly concerning to us. We’re available at email@example.com.
Take care, much blessings Sandi SparkleMoon Publishing
Not ones to sit around and rest on our laurels, we have another New Release that arrived late last week, that I (Sandi) am particularly passionate about.
‘Mirabelle’ is my first novel, and while it was originally picked up over two years ago, it has not done what indeed, we thought it would do. And so, after some tidying up and another collaboration with Tony*, I am very proud to present the Re-release of ‘Mirabelle’!! Covering subjects such as abuse, adultery and addiction, Mirabelle endures and survives, only for it all to come crashing down as she receives the worst possible news. She wonders will she ever overcome her past and present demons; will she triumph once again? Available exclusively here at http://www.sparklemoonpublishing.net/the-store/. I am currently writing the sequel, which promises to take the reader all over the stratosphere – again…
Alongside this, we are now in the marketing stage with ‘Awakening of the Heart’, with nearly all pre-orders sent off. We certainly hope you are enjoying this magnificent novel! We will be placing another order to the printer this week, so please get your orders in asap, or go to http://www.bookdepository.com for free worldwide shipping, and of course, http://www.amazon.com in your region. Jo’s second novel is in the pre-production stage currently. This promises to take you on even more of a rollercoaster ride…
We have now started marketing Sharmaine’s books, which is wonderful! ‘George’s World – Where is my Dad?’ is a story about being raised in a single-parent home, and the complexities that arise from this. This book combines Sharmaine’s innate ability to reach into the younger generation, with her skills as a professional Counsellor, and bring forth gold. This book is available on http://www.amazon.com, http://www.bookdepository and of course our Store. Sharmaine’s other book, ‘From Tears to Triumph’ is a wonderful devotional, crafted to take you deeper into your relationship with Christ, alongside wonderful testimonies and poems. We are currently working on the follow up to both of these books too.
All books are available through our website, just click ‘The Store’ to place your order.
Once again, we deeply appreciate your support and encouragement.
Well, after waiting for what seemed a lifetime, the books have finally arrived here in New Zealand!
We are utterly impressed with the quality and the workmanship of all involved, and are busy getting all the books ready to be shipped out to those amazing people who have pre-ordered.
Please note, that as of today (9/11/20), we have run out of stock, but will be getting more in shortly.
Our printer/distributor is moving states over in Australia at the end of the month, and of course the Christmas rush has started. So let us know and we’ll get our next in order in so we can deliver to you pre-Christmas.
We thank you for your patience, and for your wonderful support!
As many of you are aware by now, Awakening of the Heart by our delightful author Jo Dawson, has been internationally released this past Wednesday 🥳 You will start to find the novel on many different websites in the coming weeks – how exciting!!
The books are on their way here now as you read this, so for those of you who have pre-ordered, it won’t be too much longer now.
A massive congratulations to Jo, who has penned six books in this incredibly heart warming and heart wrenching series!
The Journeys of the Heart series, encompasses many different struggles that we here in modern times, are faced with. Along with humour, intricate detailing, a feisty character or two, and love that overcomes all things; we are being taken on a journey through time, into a world of innocence, chivalry, harsh realities, beauty and an overcoming spirit.
Don’t forget that we sell the book at a discounted rate, so pre-order now, by clicking ‘The Store’ tab. We will continue to stock and sell the book at this discounted rate, in the future.
Let’s get behind an amazing author and take this series to a world, that quite frankly could do with a bit of good news, intrigue, wonder and fascination right now!
Hello and welcome to our site if this is your first time here 😀
Just a quick update on the release of Jo’s book. Our printer/distributor is located in Victoria, Australia which are in the midst of a Covid lockdown. Our enquiries and communications are with the Head office in the States! So, we are having to be patient with the release and subsequently, the pre-orders.
I have every faith that the book will be available online in a few days time and that delivery will be in the very near future.
Copies of the book will remain at $20.00 (+ postage) on our site, however prices will vary on other book sites and in stores when it is officially released.
In the meantime, many heartfelt thanks from both Jo and myself for all your support towards this fabulous novel!