What Falls From the Sky is here! It’s in bookstores. It’s in mailboxes. It’s getting wrapped up in wrapping paper and put under Christmas trees. It’s being photographed on Instagram and it’s being stacked next to pillows and it’s being loved.

In some magic world, launch day is the day to say wise, conclusive things about the importance of story and the importance of community and how wonderful it is to share our gifts with the world. HAHAHAHAHA.

In my world launch day is a mess of inarticulate feelings and a lot of ginger tea. But here’s the important part.

I love you all. I appreciate your prayers. This story isn’t so much about me anymore. When my little book goes out into the world it becomes a thing with its own life. It meets you somewhere, in a coffee shop or in a chair by the window, and you have a thing — a thing happens between you and the book — and I don’t even have to be there.

This is a little weird, but mostly it’s completely wonderful.

I have nothing but good wishes for both of you, for the book and for all the readers. May the chemistry between you change the book and you both, for the better. May you find something in there that makes you think something that then makes the words in the book do something that unlocks secret places and unleashes beauty in your life.

What Falls From the Sky is kind of perfect to be a Christmas gift, so move quickly if you have someone in your life who loves to open a wrapped gift and see the world’s most gorgeous cover and an ocean’s worth of pretty words. It’s an indulgence, that’s what it is. And this is such a perfect moment to indulge.

Meanwhile, I’ll be here drinking ginger tea and feeling slightly extraneous, like the third wheel on a date or an unwanted chaperone at a party. But also I’ll be feeling proud and grateful, for beauty and love and for the God who met me in my quiet time and gave me the gift of rest for my weary soul.

Wishing you all moments of “pause” and “rest” even in this busy season. It is possible. This is my message that I’ve whispered and then shouted from the rooftops…which now is in a pretty cover on bookstore shelves.

Rest is possible. Peace is possible. Healing is possible. It’s worth a shot.

And isn’t that amazing?

With love,
From the little house,


IF YOU ALREADY HAVE WHAT FALLS FROM THE SKY (aren’t you the lucky ones?):

  1. Take a picture with the book and post it on social media with the hashtag #WhatFallsFromtheSky. Or tag me @EstherEmery or whatever hashtag you can remember. I’ll grab these from the Internet world and you could get your picture in a Fouch-o-matic video! Fun!! (I’ll ask permission first). NOTE: It has to have a face in it, but I’ll accept animal faces if you’re shy. 🙂
  2. If you really want to be powerful in the world, leave a comment/review on the What Falls From the Sky page on Amazon. It shouldn’t be harder than leaving a YouTube comment. You don’t have to be a fancy critic. It is probably the most important thing you can do right now to help my book find other readers who need it in this season. And that’s something that only you can do.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being you and being amazing and being the whole reason I’ve accomplished this much. You’re the best.

Also, there’s lots of audio publicity of me going around right now. Here are three interviews just to start with, if you want to listen to my voice!

Lighten Up with Melanie Dale
The Mom Life Crisis
Off the Page with Cara Strickland

I’m still doing daily vlogs on The Little House. Here we are “doing the numbers.”

And I’m still posting audio versions of my Tiny Stories, too. Here’s the latest.