April McGowan

Book Signing in Wilsonville

FLYER JUNE 2015 Author JPGGreetings. Just a short post to let you know I’ll be at Trudy’s Living Room home furnishings in Wilsonville to take part in their Thursday Author Spot light and art walk doing a book signing. I hope you’ll stop by and visit with me. Click here for the directions to the event: MAP

I’ll have copies of Jasmine and Macy for sale–but even if you’ve already read them, I hope you’ll stop by and chat. I love attending these events and visiting with you!

In other news, I’ve gotten several messages asking when my next book will be out. My agent is in process of contacting publishers, so please pray about that with us. I trust there is just the right place for To Hold The Light. I love this story so much. I can’t wait for you to read it!

Don’t forget to come visit me on Thursday.

Many blessings,



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Book signing at Beaverton Library Author Fair

beavertonlibraryOn Saturday April 25th, from 10 A.M to 1 P.M  I’ll be signing and selling copies of my novels at the Beaverton Library Author Fair, along with a few other author buddies (and authors I hope will soon be friends). I’m really looking forward to it. This is the Beaverton Library’s first author fair ever–so it’s exciting to have been included! I hope you’ll stop by. Here’s the address:

Beaverton Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth Street, Beaverton, OR 97005.



I’ve been putting the finishing polishes on To Hold the Light. I’m so excited about this new book. I’ll keep you posted on its publishing journey! If you want an idea of what the book is about, check my Pinterest page HERE. You can listen to inspiring songs and watch incredible videos-and see pics of what Mocha looks like (Amber’s cat–you have to have a cat!). Here’s the back cover info.

To Hold the Light by April McGowan


Amber had all she ever wanted. A great job teaching art to gifted children, an adorable apartment, a best friend whom she could turn to for anything, and a guy who might just be the one. But when Amber gets the distressing news that she’s going blind, her world is upended and she’s left in a darkening spiral with no visible escape.

Now, facing blindness and the possibility of losing everything she’s come to hold dear, she doesn’t understand where God is in all this devastation. Her birth mother had abandoned her when she was only a toddler. Then she faced the crushing experience of her adoptive dad passing away in her teen years. Her adoptive mom was supportive, but she threw herself into her work and didn’t have time to coddle Amber as she grieved. Trusting others wasn’t Amber’s strong suit, but somewhere down deep she’d always thought God had her best in mind. Now she wasn’t so sure. Hadn’t He been the one to give her the gift of painting? Now He was taking that away. How did letting her go blind bring Him any glory at all?


So, what do you think? Let me know below. Oh, and let me know if I’ll get to see you at the fair.

Until next time, many blessings,


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