Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for, “A Year In Prayer With Jesus”!
We are pleased to feature Jansina Grossman today with her blog, Rivershore Books. She offers this about her blog:
Rivershore Books is a non-traditional publishing company that is services-based and uses print on demand. Rivershore began in 2012 with a goal of helping authors see their books in print while keeping 100% of their rights and royalties. Its mission is to be a place of support for authors in every stage, to bring written work to its full potential, and to publish quality fiction and nonfiction.
Books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents read to me as a baby, and as soon as I learned I started reading on my own – every book, every paper, and every sign I found. I was the kind of kid who pulled out grammar books in the summer and wrote research papers “for fun.” (No joke.)
When I was around eight years old, I finished my first story: a short one, about a monkey and a gorilla. I added clip art photos, my mom had it bound into a “real” book, and I showed it off to everyone I knew.
My writing continued throughout high school (including a column in the local newspaper), and in college (Bethel University) I majored in English Literature & Writing. That’s one of those degrees everyone says you can do “just about anything” with…but the truth is, there aren’t many jobs actually available.
I dabbled in marketing. I considered becoming a lawyer. More than considered – I attended law school for a year. (My favorite part? Working in the bookstore.) In the end, books won.
In 2012, I began my editing and publishing business, Rivershore Books. I now have three secondary proofreaders, two graphic artists, a marketing expert, and an illustrator working with me, and the business continues to grow. My ultimate goal is to continue the publishing aspect, but also create a physical location: a bookstore and coffee shop; an inspirational haven for my fellow authors.
So many steps led to where I am now, and I truly feel it’s what Papa (my affectionate name for God) wants me to be doing. My goal is to honor Him in my writing, and encourage other authors to do the same with their own.
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Be sure to stop by Jansina’s blog on June 26th as she hosts the second stop on this virtual book tour!