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!
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.
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!