What is Literaritea?
It’s a blending of literary + tea, because “literarichocolate” doesn’t roll off the tongue quite so smoothly. Literature and tea make ideal company. It’s pronounced “literari-tea, with a short “i” sound.
What do you mean by Truth and Story?
For a thorough explanation and examples, read this. The abbreviated version is essentially that “Truth” (with a capital T) is reality according to what God has ordained in Creation, Fall, and Redemption. “Story” is a beautiful way to express a narrative that is effectual to convey Truth (or sometimes “truth”) timelessly and boundlessly to any human made in God’s image.
How did Literaritea Press start?
“Literaritea” was a shower inspiration. The word popped in my head and I could hardly wait to see if anyone else had discovered this lovely notion and to ask my friend Betsy if she would like to start a blog under that name.
That humble blog led to joining the Redeemed Reader team (speaking of ideal companions!) and the inspiration for Something Better Coming.
What, exactly, is Something Better Coming?
The title of the first picture book scheduled for publication, Lord willing, in Spring of 2021.
Seven years ago, while exploring Easter-themed picture books for Redeemed Reader, I realized that the story of Christ’s resurrection is much bigger than Passion Week. Every time He raised someone from the dead during His ministry on earth, He foreshadowed His own resurrection. But the story doesn’t end there. His victory over death guarantees future hope for those who put their trust in Him. We need to be reminded, over and over, that there is something better coming.
How can I learn more?
Thanks so much for asking! Please sign up for the newsletter and I’ll keep you updated on our progress. Even better, pray for the Lord’s blessing upon this endeavor. I look forward to sharing the result of this happy labor and would love to have your participation in the book launch. (Literary tea party, anyone?)