Darkwater is Free on Kindle for a Limited Time!

For a limited time, the Kindle edition of my book Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Faith and Depression is free for purchase! If you haven't gotten a copy yet, now is a great time! If you've already purchased your copy, consider getting it as a gift for one, or two, or ten of your friends. … Continue reading Darkwater is Free on Kindle for a Limited Time!

Darkwater is Free on Kindle for Prime Day!

Today and tomorrow (July 12-13) are Prime Day at Amazon. For these two days only, the Kindle edition of my book Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Faith and Depression is free for purchase! If you haven't gotten a copy yet, now is a great time! If you've already purchased your copy, consider getting it as … Continue reading Darkwater is Free on Kindle for Prime Day!

Reviews Wanted!

Thank you so much to all who have purchased a copy of Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith. I hope that you have had a chance to start reading it, and I hope that you've found it meaningful. It's certainly not too late to pick up a copy! It's available online at Amazon, … Continue reading Reviews Wanted!

A Question for You about the Good Voices

In just two days, my first book, Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith, will officially be released. I’ve been asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! In the book Darkwater, I talk about hearing the voice of God throughout my life. … Continue reading A Question for You about the Good Voices

A Question for You about Mean Voices in our Heads

My first book, Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith, will be released in just five days. I’m spending these days asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! One of the major focuses in the book is a voice in my head … Continue reading A Question for You about Mean Voices in our Heads

A Question for You about Sharing

Just eight days until the release of my book Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith. I’m spending these days asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! One of the major themes of Darkwater is the public sharing of my struggle with … Continue reading A Question for You about Sharing

A Question for You about Friendship

There are eleven days until the release of my book Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith. I’m spending these days asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! Friendships are really important in the story I tell in Darkwater. The narrator of … Continue reading A Question for You about Friendship

Book Release Date!

I am very happy to announce that Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith by Michael J. Scholtes is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2022. It will be available in both print and e-book versions from Amazon.com, and other major booksellers. I will share some more info as the date gets closer. … Continue reading Book Release Date!

The Slow Telling of a Story 6: Downtime

I've been writing these occasional essays for a little over a year. In them, I'm sharing the story of turning my manuscript into a book. It's been a long process, and every time I think it's gotten as long as it could, another thing comes up to slow it down again. Read Slow Telling 1, … Continue reading The Slow Telling of a Story 6: Downtime

The Slow Telling of a Story 5: The Further Slowdown

I told you a few days ago about the rewriting process that led to a major overhaul of my book, Darkwater. (You can find that post here. Also, get caught up on Slow Telling of a Story 1, 2, and 3.) I did that rewriting, a huge burst of writing energy, right at the beginning … Continue reading The Slow Telling of a Story 5: The Further Slowdown