One of our new titles is Into the Depths
by Mary Margaret Funk
. I first heard Sr. Meg tell the story that constitutes the heart of the book over a dozen years ago—and even then I heard it secondhand. Garbled and half-baked though that rendition was, I immediately sensed its immense power and wanted it to be told properly. But the story was incredible painful for Sr. Meg, and she told me to wait, and that she would pray for guidance.
At the beginning of 2009, Meg told me she was ready, and we set to work on the story. There were tears and hiatuses, but we finally completed our work. I feel immensely privileged to have been a part of the process, and am proud of the honesty and conviction with which the story has been told.
The creation of Into the Depths
also reminds me that sometimes you have to wait for a story to come to its fruition, and that it may take time and patience and deliberation. But all of the deferrals and difficulties are worth it in the end.