Like when the first time someone asked Posthuma to pray with them, her first reaction was that it was just weird people doing these things. “Now it’s kind of who I am,” she said.
Posthuma optioned the book to a Christian publisher. The publisher liked the book, but there was a kink to keep them from accepting the book — implied sexual relations between teenagers.
Instead of shopping around for a publisher, Posthuma and her husband decided to start their own publication company, Jasper Light Books.
“Honestly, self-publishing is so the way to go,” she said.
Amazon makes it easy to create books and so the couple opted to go that route. Now they are on a grassroots marketing campaign. It’s a leap of faith, but the reviews and responses are positive.
She recently had a book launch in metro Detroit and she sold T-shirts at a book signing.
“It starts small and keeps going,” she said.
Posthuma envisions a four-part series for the story. So soon she’ll be back to her own Middlebury and readers will find out what happened to Cosette in the cliff-hanger ending of book one.
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