Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Journey On: Through This Shadowed Valley (Autumn 2020)

Chronic illness, chronic chaos...
We all have a valley to walk in our lifetime, yet what if that shadowed valley never ends?
Living with a chronic condition--be it chronic pain, fibromyalgia, CRPS, Lyme, MS, lupus, RA, or any other--forces us into a new normal. What do we do when our illness steals so much from us?

This is the question I posed to an online fellowship group. In response, I received 29 verses to help guide me through my "low time".

Journey On is my journal, my journey. It chronicles my ups and downs, my doubts, my praises, and my dreams. I'm giving you--my readers--an inside look at being newly diagnosed with a chronic condition and chronic pain. It's my hope that you find that you aren't alone in the fight as you read my words and the words of six other people who have learned to live with their chronic conditions.

Our illness may be a thief, but we can still live life to its fullest!
I invite you to travel with me in Journey On: Through This Shadowed Valley. Together we thrive!

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Alabama Days: A Southern Saga (June 16, 2020)

How could a loving God hurt so many people?

Paramedic Scott Wilson believes he can chase death away, but his spirit is shattered when people he loves are taken from him. As a paramedic, Scott see every day the pain that people suffer, and he wants no part of a God that would allow bad things to happen to good people. As a result, he hides behind his work and addiction to ease the pain within his soul.

But once newspaper reporter Angela Mabry, and her son, Max, move into town, Scott can't help but notice the feisty redhead. Angela is determined to uncover the town's seedy underbelly and reveal the strange coincidences of so many car accidents at one location.

When a prominent city official dies in a car wreck, Scott and Angela find themselves entangled in a web of intrigue and deception.

Together they search for the truth and discover that not all is what it seems.



Praise for Alabama Days:


"Alabama Days carries the reader through intrigue, danger, and romance. With writing that sparkles, characters that come alive, and relationships develop, both socially and spiritually. Who is to be trusted? What are the consequences of stealing an unknown medication, of finding a flash drive that someone wants destroyed? These mysteries will keep you in Alabama till all is resolved."


"Daphne takes small-town intrigue, tosses in romance and a strong thread of redemption, and creates a story romantic suspense readers will thoroughly enjoy. A definite heart-warming--and pulse-pounding--read."


"A compelling story of small-town corruption and unstoppable romance. Alabama Days entertains while also presenting readers with the hope of the Gospel."


"Blockbuster action and a heartwarming story filled with characters who are realistic and well crafted. Recommend Daphne Self for a story that last beyond 'The End'."

Available for Pre-order: Amazon

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The Adventures of Wilhelmina: The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog (Ambassador International March 2019)

Majesty, the firehouse dog, is missing.

Willie and Jax are on the case to discover who is the dognapping culprit. Could it be their neighbor, Mr. Applebee? Or maybe it is Ms. Thornton?

Join the Pintail Duo, Wilhelmina van der Coup and Jackson Barnaby, as they follow the clues to rescue Majesty in The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog.


Purchase now through online retailers or your local bookstores.



Praise for The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog:

"Love The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog! Delightful!"
~John Kilpatrick, retired South Panola high school English teacher


"A lovely children's book about a wonderful character named Wilhelmina! A child detective who loves mysteries. If your child enjoys investigating dilemmas around your house, your child will love this entertaining book!! A must buy (or read) children's book."
~Anita Holland Smith, third grade teacher for 32 years


"Look out, Encyclopedia Brown! Here comes Willie and Jax, ready to solve your neighborhood crime--no matter how big or small! This delightful book will have your children giggling and sleuthing as Willie and Jax, a.k.a. the Pintail Duo, solve the case of the missing firefighter dog. Daphne Self also beautifully weaves the truth of God's Word into the lessons learned by the two young detectives, reminding children that God's commands are just as real and necessary for us today. Well done, Daphne!"


"Kids will relate to the humorous tale of friends, amateur sleuths, as they try to find the dognapper. Surprise ending! I highly recommend this book."

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30 Days: A Devotional Memoir (Ambassador International 2013)

Do you desire to no longer be alone? Do you yearn for understanding and hope? Do you wish for a closer walk with Jesus?

When a relationship ends, whether through divorce or death, it leaves us with heartache and sadness. Fear of loneliness overwhelms our soul. Anger at God consumes us. We are suddenly thrust into unknown territory, lost and bewildered.

Psalm 147:3 "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir brings our deeply moving stories to strengthen your walk and bring you closer to Christ. Author D.M. Webb shares her three year spiritual journey with a collection of thirty devotions designed to reach out and uplift those who have endured the turbulent emotions that come with divorce, widowhood, and single parenting. Reach out, place your hand in His, and begin your journey today.

Purchase now through online retailers or your local bookstores.

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Mississippi Nights: A Southern Saga (January 2012)

Two brothers, one death--the bond of brotherhood faces its greatest challenge against resentment and guilt.

Can the love between two brothers eventually win against pain and guilt? When firefighter David Boyette's fiance perishes in a car fire, he blames his brother, Sgt. Jeremy Boyette, for her death. Three years later, David returns home with a dark and devastating secret. With the help of family, a woman's love, and a small child's devotion, can David overcome insurmountable odds as he and Jeremy face the bitterness that enslaves him?

Together the brothers must decide if the bond of brotherhood is stronger than resentment and hate.

Purchase now at online retailers or your local bookstores.

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I Lost My Hat (2009)

Come join in the delightful tale of a boy who could not go out to play unless he found his hat. Along his quest for the missing hat, he makes many wonderful discoveries. From a mouse to a bug and from a frog to a dog, will he ever find that missing hat?

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