Postage Update

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Hello Peoples!

A quick update for you out in the ether, who are wondering where your ‘Awakening of the Heart’ books may be?

The first set of books were sent out on the 11/11. The second set on 13/11. A third set was sent out on 16/11, and today 26/11 the last book has been sent.

I have been in touch with NZ Post, and they are deeply apologetic, but apparently Covid is still affecting ALL postal items, including locally here in New Zealand.

For the Australians waiting for their books, they were held up at customs, charged us DOUBLE postage and then sent off at the beginning of this week! We’re getting that sorted currently. Apparently this is happening alot, according to the NZ Post worker I spoke to on the phone….!

For those waiting for other books on our site, unfortunately, again, this is partly a postage issue. Whilst the order was placed two weeks ago, and a speedy one at that – due to the fact that the company is moving states within Australia, and with the Covid crisis going on over there, there has been a massive hold up. All we can do is apologise, and if you aren’t wanting to wait any further, offer you a refund.

Thanks again, for your patience and for supporting all that we at SMP are doing.

Much blessing
Sandi
SparkleMoon Publishing

Our Books and Our Newest Release!

Well, it’s been a very busy time here at SMP!

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.

Take care, and be blessed.

SMP πŸ™‚

*Tony’s website http://www.clewey.com

‘Awakening of the Heart’ has landed!

Awakening of the Heart by J.L. Dawson

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!

Take care and be blessed.

SMP.

Congratulations J.L. Dawson πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Author Jo Dawson

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 πŸ₯³ 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!

Awakening of the Heart Update

Hello and welcome to our site if this is your first time here πŸ˜€

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!

Kindest regards

Sandi
SparkleMoon Publishing

Our Authors

Jo Dawson

A prolific writer in her own right, Jo Dawson hails from a small North Island town of Wellsford. Raised on a dairy farm, Jo takes much inspiration from having grown up surrounded by classical and historical fiction. Blessed with a vivid imagination, as a youngster, Jo was bosom buddies with Anne Shirley of ‘Green Gables’; romping with Jo March and her sisters of ‘Little Women’ fame: sailing a raft down the Mississippi with Huckleberry Finn, and living in the ‘little house’ with Laura Ingalls, of ‘Little House on the Prairie’.

Having spent fifteen years as a teacher in New Zealand and abroad in both Australia and America, these experiences have added to her love of people and history.

Jo currently resides in the small North Island town of Waipu in New Zealand, where she lives with her husband, sons, father in-law and two very lazy cats.

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/J-L-Dawson-Author-106773071117051

Dr Sharmaine Dobson

Dr Sharmaine Dobson is an accomplished Author, Poet, Lyricist and Itinerant Minister of the Gospel who currently resides in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband George.

With a call to the Nations, she has ministered in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom for more than three decades.

Dr Dobson is a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Counsellor and Pastor, who has a passion for the hurting and downtrodden within society.

When not busy within her vocation, Sharmaine is also a Blogger and Published Author of two books and a poetry CD.

Sharmaine’s website is http://www.sharmaineannadobson.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SharmaineDobson

Introducing: Awakening of the Heart

We are SO excited to finally be able to share the cover with you all! It’s been quite a process from the first imaging, to the final copy, but thanks to the sheer brilliance of Tony, we have something that we’re all incredibly proud of!

For more on Tony, visit his website http://www.clewey.com.

The book is available for pre-order in our Store tab, and will be available in print and on Kindle, very shortly.

We also have other exciting projects on the go, so keep checking in to see what we at SparkleMoon Publishing are up to!

In the meantime, take care and be blessed.

Sandi πŸ™‚

Maestro

My daughter wrote this quite a while ago, but I think it’s utterly gorgeous. Enjoy!!

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Not long ago, my beautiful Pop was diagnosed with dementia. I wrote this for him a few years ago as a gift. Now I wish to share so you all can see how I see my beloved Pop…

The stage is set, curtains are drawn. An audience brimming with anticipation, silently wait for the show to begin. Suddenly, the lights go out. In the darkness the atmosphere is electric, the audience whispers excitedly, wondering what the Maestro has in store for them.

Then, as if on cue, there is silence.

The only sound is of footsteps, slowly, deliberately walking on the stage. As one, the audience looks up at the stage trying to see through the darkness to where the Maestro is.

A quiet melody begins, fingers delicately dancing across the keys with the music. Hundreds of lights dance across the drawn curtains like magical creatures flitting about, here and…

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And off we go!

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Hello and welcome to the very first blog from SparkleMoon Publishing. I’m glad you’ve found us πŸ™‚

Today is a triumphant day, with myself having just sent everything off to the printers, for a mid July release of our first book. How utterly exciting and completely exhausting.

Between being the proofreader, editor, designer, author, spell checker, wrangling new software, learning new programmes and being the general ‘everybody’, I am utterly shattered!

However having said that, I am elated that after fluffing around since December of last year with my manuscript, that it’s finally ready to be printed.

In the meantime, blogging on my other website sandisparklewilson.com, designing websites for other clients, editing and proofreading four other manuscripts, as well as being wife and mum to a boy off school for two weeks; well it’s a whirlwind of activity around here.

If you would like to get in touch regarding your own manuscript, please do so on the contact form. We’re very excited to work alongside other writers and authors, and see what kind of genius we can all come up with!

Take care, stay safe and be blessed.

Sandi πŸ™‚