In the world of business, things change so quickly. It is amazing to see a business expand and gain life all of it's own.
It is so hard to say goodbye, but I must. It has come time for LWPC to move forward without me. With all the rumors and gossip, it's only fair to put everyone's mind at ease. Living Waters is nowhere close to going out of business. We'll be around for the next thirty years if we have anything to say about it. LWPC is not going bankrupt. With any luck, we'll stay debt-free for years to come.
However, I am leaving. The business will be in good hands with Lensey Hayes and the rest of the board. He, Larry, Chris and Kevin will take this business to the next level of excellence and integrity. With the host of experience they all bring to the table, I believe everyone will see a tremendous change immediately.
It was my dream to run this business as a family of authors who all want to succeed together. I've learned, though, that business is business and family is family. It's extremely hard to mix the two of them together. Hard, not impossible. Still, I hope that the authors will continue to fellowship with one another, helping each other selflessly as you all have in the past. If I'm leaving anything behind, I hope it is that nothing is impossible. If you can dream it and plan it, it can work. Never let the old heads in the publishing industry tell you what you cannot do or what is impossible. We've done everything they said we couldn't do. We've gotten the big reviews for some of our authors. We've secured shelf space for many of our books. All it takes is faith! Faith because faith is substance and evidence. What more do we need?
I'll miss you all. Keep writing and keep the faith!
Lacresha Hayes, author of The Rape of Innocence: Taking Captivity Captive and Becoming: My Personal Memoirs