Within hours the first publisher contacted him asking for a phone conference to discuss his book idea and within a week all three publishers expressed various levels of interest. After several phone conversations and negotiations he signed a contract with Our Sunday Visitor and the book's first deadline is at the end of this month!
Yes, being eight months pregnant, just finishing a whole house remodel, homeschooling two kids, and having a husband who spends his nights and Saturdays working on a book has been insane. I don't suggest this kind of behavior... although I wouldn't trade any of it!
Today OSV sent Kevin the cover of the book, and it is now available for pre-order on Amazon with a publication date of November 15th. You can thank us later for allowing you to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one swoop by buying a copy for each person on your list. :)
The book will have 365 quotes from the writings and words of Pope Francis, followed by reflection questions written by Kevin. When possible the quotes will line up with the liturgical calendar. For example, January 1st's quote is on Mary because the 1st is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Kevin has now thoroughly read everything our Pope has written and said since his election, as well as anything published from his time as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio. Although he's never met the man, he knows him pretty well.
Please join us in praying with the intersession of St. Therese for the amazing words of Pope Francis to speak to the hearts of those who hear them via the book. And if you are feeling really prayerful please pray for us as Kevin wraps up the first draft over the next two weeks and then completes final edits around the time when the baby is born!