Fionnuala here and I have some amazing news to share with you all. Stephen mentioned in his blog this morning how he felt this month was going to bring good news for him, well he didn’t have to wait too long, this afternoon he has been offered a publishing deal!!

Myself and the kids are so proud of Stephen it’s hard to put into words. Stephen for as long as Ive known him, which is 23 years, has put himself down and listened to others put him down and rubbish him so much so that he almost lost everything. Even in this mornings blog he wrote how he felt like a fraud in a suit well I can honestly say that my husband is anything but a fraud in the not too distant future my husband will be a published author.

When Stephen sets his mind to do something he does it, a few years ago he decided he wanted to run a marathon – he has now ran 9, just over a year ago he decided to write a book and now today he has been offered a publishing deal.

If you have a dream don’t give up on it no matter what the haters say even if that hater lives in your head if your dream is on your heart go for it. Don’t put off to tomorrow what can be done today.

Hard work pays off and it certainly has for Stephen and we are all immensely proud of him.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

77 thoughts on “HE HAS ONLY GONE AND DONE IT!!

  1. That’s wonderful, brilliant, fantastic news. I’m so happy for you all and Stephen should be very proud of himself and not just this but for all of his other achievements. There’s no stopping him now, the sky’s the limit… 😊

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  2. OH MY GOSH!! This is so wonderful!!! I am so excited for you, Stephen!

    And Fionnuala, I just love how you love, uplift, and appreciate your man. It’s just beautiful.

    Aaahhh!! Way to go!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh! That is so amazingly excellent! What a fantastic piece of good news. Congratulations to Stephen, but also to his whole “support system” there at the Black household. I know you have all been great sources of encouragement for him. This inspires me to put my head down and finish my own book.

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  4. **runs in circles screaming hysterically – “I KNEW IT”! Hee hee hee!!!**

    Congratulations and Huzzahs through the roof! I can’t imagine the heart stopping joy of it (no heart stopping!) I”m very pleased for you.

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  5. Wow! Way to go, Stephen! And of course, you deserve a big pat on the back, standing strong by Stephen through all of this, Fionnuala! We all know how special you are! Congratulations!!

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      1. Yep, even greatest writers had been rejected by publishing houses many times, so it was a matter of time only πŸ™‚ glad it was not so long wait πŸ™‚
        And thx, 5? U r too kind to me πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ˜‚


  6. Stephen, congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! So many start a book but never finish or they find out how much work it is and then quite. You are an inspiration and a blessing!


  7. Congratulations! Perseverance is the key in the writing business, and you’ve obviously exhibited that characteristic. Best wishes for good sales.


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