Book Cover by Nonnie Jules, 4WILLS PUBLISHING

When TURN THE LIGHT ON first came out, I had no idea it would cause a stir in the literary world. I had worked on that short story for several years, seven to be exact, and I sent it off to be edited. 

After the edited manuscript returned to me, I went about self-publishing it. This brings me to my second short story, A SHARED DREAM. I didn’t heed to one of my own principles. I didn’t send it off to be edited. If I had, I would have saved myself the heartache and not have had to backtrack by having the book edited and collaborating over what kind of book cover I desired. 

It took one review from a reader, who I am very thankful to, to open my eyes to the fact that the cover did not coincide with the content. I am grateful for her honesty, and after I compared the book cover with the content and stepped outside of the realm of my little world, I saw exactly what she meant. It was then my desire to bring A SHARED DREAM, which has now been renamed to LET HIS BANNER OVER ME BE LOVE, up on the same level as TURN THE LIGHT ON.

If I can’t read my own work without flinching, there is a problem. I want to give the people who read my books a quality read with moments of enjoyment, although they might not always agree with the topics I’ve woven into a story. 

Therefore, I announce today that LET HIS BANNER OVER ME BE LOVE, which was previously, A SHARED DREAM, is now newly edited and has a new book cover on AMAZON. It is a book I highly recommend reading. 

The story is offered world-wide on all Amazon Outlets. I have supplied the USA link below.ÅMÅŽÕÑ&ref=nb_sb_noss

Have a great day, everyone

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Author: patgarcia

Writer, Blogger, Poet, Singer, Musician


  1. Hi Pat! Congratulations on your short story on amazon! I am thrilled you like your new cover. What a major decision to do it over again. The link worked for me just fine. So cool you can have the story in many languages. Have fun with this special time in your writing career!

  2. Hi Pat.

    It’s interesting hearing stories of our members outlining their process to get books published. And don’t get me started on the editing part. That is the most important part and it seems so elusive to a lot of us.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

    1. Good Morning Shirley,
      Thank you for dropping by. I don’t think the editing process is meant to be elusive. In my opinion, it is a process that has to be seen from outside in which means a new pair of fresh eyes that are not related to the process of putting the story together. We need editors and it is sad that so many writers think they can do it all. No one can do it all by themselves. So a hurray for those outstanding editors who are willing to accompany us on our writing journey.
      I too wish you a wonderful and safe holiday season with lots of fun with your family.
      Shalom aleichem

    1. Good Morning. Bette,
      Thank you. I am just getting started so I need all the good wishes I can get.
      Have a blessed Christmas season, Bette. Over here, we celebrate every Advent Sunday that comes before Christmas. It is really a special time of the year with the Advent wreaths with candles. We will light the second candle on the wreath Sunday. People then sit and talk, or watch a film on television or whatever they enjoy doing and we eat special cakes and have coffee and tea. I love the Advent season and look forward to sitting and sharing with friends and then reading a book.
      Wishing you a great day.
      Shalom aleichem

  3. Congratulations, dear Pat. I’ve just purchased my copy and look forward to reading it. Bravo! 😊

    1. Good Morning My Friend,
      Thank you. I appreciate that very much. I know you can imagine the stress I was under to get my second book baby in order. It’s something that I don’t want to have to repeat. 🙂
      Let me say here that I truly enjoyed LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE. Maybe, enjoy is not the right word but it is the bes word I could find at the time that could express my gamut of feelings for what takes place on those pages. You did an excellent job.
      Have a blessed Second Advent.
      Shalom aleichem

    1. Good Morning Sadira,
      Thank you so much. As you know the Advent Season is in full bloom here. It is taken seriously here and I love being a part of it.
      Wishing you all the best and have a blessed Second Advent.
      Shalom aleichem

    1. Good Morning Marian,
      Thank you so much. Even though it is probably different from the books you usually read, I hope you enjoy it. It flows within my perspective to point out differences do not mean I have to close the door to those that are different than me.
      Have a blessed Second Advent.
      Shalom aleichem

  4. Kudos to you,, Pat, for taking the initiative to fix a problem. That speaks of the kind of dedicated writer you are. Congrats!

    1. Good Morning Jan,
      Thank you so much. Although it took me lots of time to bring it to the level I wanted to have, I am very happy that I took the time. Now, I’m exhausted.
      Have a blessed Second Advent and take care.
      Shalom aleichem

  5. Bold cover, Pat. I love it! I do agree that content and cover must be compatible.

    Alas, I tried to purchase your new book online but did not see it on Amazon. Also, the link here on your post does not appear to be live. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I thought you would like to know.

    Brava for completing this new edition! 😀

    1. Thank you, Marian. I will check with Amazon again. They told me it went live yesterday. I will get back to you after I check once more.
      And you don’t have to be sorry. I am glad that you said something. That is the only way I can fix what is wrong.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Hello Marian,
      It’s me again. The link has been fixed. I wanted to run both the link from and the one from but it will only let me run one of them. So, I have chosen to run the link and left the German link alone. I will run it in an additional post if needed for my German readers.

      Thanks once again, and thanks for the praise about the cover. I love it.

      Shalom aleichem

  6. Sometimes a new perspective helps us see things in a different light. Wish you all the best Pat. No Ebook for Indian readers?

    1. Good Morning Sonia,
      Thank you so much. You are so right. I believe a new perspective is always needed when we are publishing something that will go out all over the world. That’s why editors are so important. LET HIS BANNER OVER ME BE LOVE is also on Amazon for Indian readers. I didn’t leave any country out. Especially countries like India, Japan, and most all of the countries in Southern or Eastern parts of the world speak English, and I wanted the book to be available for them .
      Take care and have a blessed holiday season.
      Shalom aleichem

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