I have recently been reading the book of Proverbs, and have once again been struck by the enormous power of words, to heal or hurt; to raise up or to crush. It reminds me once again, how vital Christian books are, with their words of life, when so much around us in life hurts and crushes…
As we press on in these difficult times, are you looking for ways to reach out to your neighbours and friends? So many people are looking for the way, the truth and the life, but they don’t know where to find it. Books are a great way to share your faith with gentleness and respect – they allow the reader to make up their own mind, without you having to say anything more than, “I saw this and thought of you.” Particularly when you can’t invite them to a meeting!…
We love our sparrows! They nest in the hedgerow opposite our house, and in trees in surrounding gardens. They have their enemies, though. This year we have had an influx of bold magpies, arriving in chattering groups, plunging into the trees to steal the nestlings. Horrid…
April was a full month! We started a new Write for a Reason course, which is always exciting. This course is for anyone who wants to write novels for children/teens from a Christian perspective. The need for good reading material for our young people is huge, so it’s wonderful to be able to train more writers in the art of story writing…
In the very depths of our souls we all long to feel safe and settled. We have jobs so we can provide for our family and locks on our doors to keep out intruders. The idea of ‘living peacefully under our own fig tree…
Yippeee and hallelujah! Our first book is being printed in Kenya through our partners in Nairobi! Thank you to Grace and the team from CLC Nairobi, who have helped us to make our dream come true. Now we no longer have to ship books to this region…
Hello, Janet here with exciting news… our first book will be printed in Kenya tomorrow through our partners in CLC Nairobi! We will see this sample via Whatsapp video – amazing! As a pilot (sorry for the pun!) …
Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the Christmas and New Year festivities. Probably, if you’re like everyone else, there were lovely moments and more difficult times. Trials are part of life, and as Mr Bronzovi says to Luke in Nobody’s Dog (see below!) “…we’ll get through…
In this crazy season, we are all rushed, but why not take the time this advent to give a book to read or to read a story, with the children on your heart, and discuss the issues of faith that come up? Most of our books…
We’re in the Together magazine (for everyone involved in the Christian book trade). Here’s proof we are award-winning publishers! 😁 Thanks to Torch Trust for the award, and for everyone who helped make this possible. We are delighted to still
Today is International Children’s Day, but some don’t have story books. We’re doing what we can, but it feels like a drop in the ocean. Every child should have books to read! Books bring life and fun – they help
Today we packed up a box of books for children in Kenya who don’t have story books. Thanks to all who have donated books! 50 books will soon be on their way for the #readtolead project, for children in desperately
Now Halloween is over (phew!), the nights are drawing in, and like it or not, we can’t help but start thinking about…
Thanks so much for praying for Dernier Publishing, and for your support. We are in a fight and we are grateful not to be fighting alone. We have an enemy who doesn’t want children to be inspired in their faith,
Hello, Janet here! The last few days I have been at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, for the annual Christian Resources retreat. As well as celebrating the 10th birthday of the first of the Beech Bank Girls books, we
Clive Lewis (author of The City Kid) is back from his trip to Uganda. Thanks for your prayers! Clive says, “I returned from Uganda last week and enjoyed great fellowship with family, friends and Christian brothers and sisters.” Clive and his team took…
In Deuteronomy 11, the Lord, through Moses, urges the people, concerning his commandments: “Fix them in your hearts and minds.
Teach them to your children,
talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” This isn’t an “if you like” suggestion. The words are so familiar that they can wash over us. But…
Author of The City Kid, Clive Lewis, is off to Uganda again soon, with a mission team. Clive’s church made an appeal for books to take to children who so badly need them, and raised the amazing total of…
Hello, Janet Wilson here. I visited central London yesterday – Hillsong Kids (7-11s), to give a talk about books! It was a delight to meet so many keen readers. I got to talk to some of the children individually as
Hi, Janet Wilson here, founder of Dernier Publishing. On Sunday I have the privilege of speaking to the Hillsong London Kids’ 7-11s about Christian books! I have a little talk planned, and aim to encourage them to be brave, because
Hello, thanks for dropping by! Janet here today with just a quick news update: I will be visiting Hillsong kids’ Sunday School group in May! (In London.) Lovely talking to one of the children’s workers, Gabi, yesterday. I’m looking forward
Hi, Janet Wilson here, from Dernier Publishing. Every month I write a round-up of news, so you can be informed, inspired, buy books and pray for us! You can read the latest newsletter by clicking here. I hope you find
We can’t promise that any of our books will change lives. But it’s not our job to change lives – the only person who can do that is the Lord himself. Our job is to faithfully keep sharing the good news – and praying that the seeds …
Author Clive Lewis took some Dernier books to Uganda recently (The City Kid, I Want to Be an Airline Pilot, Living in Hope and Under the Tamarind Tree). Clive gave the books to Dickens Zziwa, National Director of Scripture Union.
A New Me is dyslexia friendly – see how easy it is to read? We would like to update all our books, eventually, to this style, to make them as accessible as we can to as many readers as possible.
So, here are the first photos from the book launch! Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a great success! Please pray for all the children who will read this book. Thank you!
All our books (except for the brand new one, A New Me) are available as ebooks on Amazon’s kindle store. So now you can read any book you like anywhere you like in the world. 🙂 Why not read the
Hello, and welcome to the latest Dernier Publishing newsletter! Bold and Courageous What type of videos do you enjoy watching on YouTube? Surfing dogs, other people’s disasters, how-to videos, Tim Vine clips? (Or maybe you have better things to do!
Welcome to the Dernier Publishing Newsletter, November 2017 Launch of the Flying Carpet! We had a great time at the launch of Revenge of the Flying Carpet. Thanks to all who came, young and old! It was great to celebrate
Dernier Publishing Newsletter October 2017 Once again we have reached autumn and harvest time – how time flies, along with the swallows! Hope you have had a good summer. Last weekend I went to stay with my brother, who moved
We had a great time at the Christian Resources Together event at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, last week. This event is so everyone in the Christian book/card/gift trade can meet together. Suppliers have exhibition stands, retailers from Christian bookshops
Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for reading this! And thank you so much for all your prayers for Dernier – please be assured they are making a massive difference. We are finding more and more outlets to get the
Oh dear, I forgot to post July’s newsletter, after sending it to subscribers. Sorry! 🙁 Some of it is still relevant, at least, so do have a read! Getting Books Out of Boxes A couple of weeks ago I did
The book launch of ‘Rebecca and Jade: Choices’ took place on a sunny day in Hay-on-Wye during the Hay Festival. Thanks to all who came, and congratulations to author Eleanor Watkins on her 44th book release! Here are a few
Sadness and Gladness Manchester I was planning on writing something completely different this month, but the news of the tragedy in Manchester has eclipsed all other thoughts. It’s difficult to find the words to say. Even though we may not
Here’s your invite to the launch of Rebecca and Jade: Choices! Hope to see you there! Save
The books have arrived from the printer, ready for the launch! I made a video as I unpacked them: They look really good! You can order them from your local Christian bookshop, or direct from our website by clicking here.
New book arriving shortly from the printer . . . hope all will be OK! I always get a bit nervous at this point – once we had to send a whole batch back because the margins were wrong .
Delighted that some of our books have reached Star School in Rwanda, courtesy of author Mary Weeks Millard, who visited recently. Seeing photos like these is like seeing a dream come true. I couldn’t quite see that far when I
Welcome to the Dernier Publishing Newsletter, February 2017 Thanks for being here again, reading our news, and for all your support and prayers. We simply wouldn’t be here without you. Yesterday I heard that one of the big Christian publishers
Hello again, and welcome to the final Dernier newsletter of 2016! Thank you all once again for supporting Dernier through another year. 2016 was a challenging year for me, as my mum’s dementia worsened and she passed away in the
I first started writing Christian fiction for young people when I couldn’t find novels to buy for the kids in our church youth club (11-14s) from a non-church background. I was looking for something fast moving, fun, where it was
Sorry it’s a very late newsletter! Just a few quick bit of news to keep you up to speed with all that’s new . . . Over the last few weeks I’ve loved watching the new sparrow babies running round
Know a child who struggles with sight loss? Torch Trust* has made some of our books available in Braille, audio and large print versions for anyone who needs a bit of extra help to enjoy stories. The first of the
New Life in Christ! According to statistics, 90% of adults attended church as children. With that in mind, it’s obvious that we urgently need to reach out to our own children! We mustn’t sit back and assume our children will
Welcome to the February Newsletter! Books in Schools I spoke to a chaplain of a school last week (a school with a Christian ethos, according to their website) who told me that the librarian wouldn’t want Christian books in the
Happy New Year everyone! May the Lord bless you this year with every blessing in Christ! Thanks for praying First of all, thank you all so much for praying during the month of December – I’m truly grateful to all
Welcome to the final Dernier Publishing newsletter of 2015! A Month of Prayer Requests Our books are out there, all over the world, sowing seeds. But we need to pray – we can provide the books, but we can’t touch
Spam, Ham and Babycham! Those of you who are my friends on facebook may have seen this photo . . . I found these items when clearing out my mum’s kitchen! Anyone remember greasy spam fritters? The jelly in the
Welcome to the October 2015 Dernier Publishing newsletter! Spam, Ham and Babycham Those of you who are my friends on facebook may have seen this photo . . . I found these items when clearing out my mum’s kitchen! Anyone