Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Writing a New Book for Guideposts

Here's an exciting development, and a nice Christmas present for Cindi and me as we look to the New Year. I've been asked to be part of a writing team for Guideposts publishing, for a new book series coming out, called Miracles of Marble Cove.

I'll be writing Book 5 in the series, called Mystery of the Mill. Although the word "mystery" appears in the title, and the series certainly has some elements of mystery, it's not a mystery novel, per say. The series is set in the present in Maine, in a fictitious seaside town called Marble Cove. The book cover to the right is not part of the series. I picked it because it looks like the rocky coast of Maine, and a lighthouse is central to the storyline.

The town is charming, almost like a character itself. Four friends have been brought together in Marble Cove and all have this in common: their lives have been miraculously spared by God. They are drawn into a series of events where they, too, are being used in seemingly miraculous ways to affect the lives of others. Central to the story is the historic Orleans Point lighthouse, which is unoccupied and has been decommissioned for years. But the friends keep seeing mysterious lights coming from the lighthouse and, just after they do, wonderful things seem to happen.

The books will only be available directly through Guideposts, not in retail stores. But I loved the storylines the moment I read them and I'm thrilled to be a part of this writing team, which include bestselling authors Melody Carlson and Anne Marie Rodgers. When the books do become available, you can probably purchase them by clicking here.


  1. Hey Dan, congratulations on this new opportunity! That's awesome. I look forward to reading them when they come out. Merry CHRISTmas!

  2. Thanks Lynette,

    Assuming you're Lynette, fellow Revell author? I guess, thanks, even if you're not. If you are, it was wonderful getting to meet you at the conference last Sept.

    Hope you have a great Christmas!


  3. Hello!
    I wanted to stop by and say Thank You for leaving a comment on my book review of "The Unfinished Gift". It really just made my day when I saw your note.

    I enjoyed reading your first book, and I'm looking forward to reading "The Homecoming" next... It's exciting to know that you'll have some other new books coming out soon too!

    Thank You ~ Have a Merry Christmas!! May you and your family be blessed in this coming year.
    ~ Tarissa

  4. Thanks Tarissa,

    Hope you enjoy The Homecoming. Merry Christmas!