Some of you may have noticed that next to my name, Shawna K. Williams, I have the brand, Author of Grace-Inspired Fiction. My reason for choosing this was that I want to write stories that portray God's Grace in the lives of imperfect people. This is important to me!
I'm doing a lot of giveaways during the blog tour for "No Other". I have details for the month long contest posted on this blog, but on the individual blogs I've been giving stuff away too. Since "No Other" is an ebook, I thought something tangible might be a nice addition, so I've made these bracelets, and there's a story behind them that relates to why I chose to describe my stories as "Grace-Inspired."
A pearl starts as an irritant within the shell of an oyster. It's shape is determined by the wa
y the oyster coats it so that it will be easier to live with -- not unlike people, and how our experiences -- good and bad -- mold us. Freshwater pearls are imperfect, but each is unique; and when they're strung together by an artist they form something beautiful. I like to think that God takes each of us and uses the experiences of our lives to do the same thing. We are transformed through His Grace into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Imperfect, but lovely just the same. So I plan to keep making these bracelets to go with my book, because as people read I want them to remember this, not just for the characters in the story, but for themselves.
God bless and happy reading.