Billy Coffey

writer, observer, learner

Who is your angel?

PaperAngels300x200Today is the official pub date for Paper Angels, my second novel published by the good folks at FaithWords. Feel free to mosey on over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore for a copy. And if you’re around Twitter today, come say hi during our Twitter party. We will be using the hash tag #PaperAngels.

There will be book giveaways, trivia, interviews and reviews by @faithwords, @katdish, @amysorrells, @cathylynnl and @gyoung9751.

I’m also giving away three signed copies right here. I’ll take your thoughts through Saturday, at which point three winners will be randomly chosen (and by random, I mean the kids will pull out three names from my cowboy hat). All you have to do is leave a comment below that answers this question—

Who or what has been an angel in your life?

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  1. Woohoo!!!! Yippee! (I don’t usually use the word “yippee” but thought I’d pull it out especially for you as part of my noise making.) Way to go, Billy!! So excited for your second official book!

    You don’t need to enter me in the contest, but I stopped by to offer my huge congratulations!

    My angel? Definitely my husband. Don’t know who I’d be without his constant love. He’s my rock!

  2. Hooray! I’ve been waiting to get a chance to read your new book! I would love to be entered into this giveaway, thanks Billy!

    My angel? Definitely my gramma. She is most definitely the best person I know, and she has a heart of gold.

  3. Yay! Would love to read Paper Angels!

    Truthfully, I’m not sure I have an angel.

    Isn’t that sad?

    Maybe a free book would help me feel better. 😉

  4. I always get so excited when I find local authors. I am so glad I found you…I really enjoyed Snow Day and can’t wait to get my hands on Paper Angels. I am a big supporter of Relay for Life and every year when those survivors start the first lap I see a whole track of angels.

  5. Just stopping in quickly to say Congratulations! again. Have done a little promoting for you this morning. Have a wonderful day. Wishing you much success with your wonderful new novel.

    Hannah Stephenson at TheStorialist won my giveaway copy of your book.

  6. Yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaw! Another One! You’ve inspired my so by your writing – thanks! You’re an angel! (does that get a free book?) Actually I have one – arrived today. So put my name in that hat as Brenda (the sad soul with no angel) Because I have nine. My grandkids are angels and I know it’s true because everytime they laugh I can hear heaven and when they smile I can see it.

  7. Yah! Congratulations:)

    My angel-a friend of mine who has been there for me and allowed me to feel whatever I’m feeling without judgment or advice.

  8. My friend Tina has been an angel in my life. She has shown me more about living peaceably and loving generously than any other person I know.

    Congratulations on the release! Well done!

  9. Brilliant! Found you through the Twitter party and would love to win a copy of your second book. Happy dance and loud cheers 😀

    Angels in my life include my mom (unconditional love overflows from this woman), my hubs (a realistic, grounding angel that offers way more love than I deserve) and my kiddos (more of a heart condition than a description of their behavior).

    Congrats, Billy!

  10. My high school soccer coach helped me navigate the choppy waters of high school and college. I’d consider him an angel.

  11. I love this book! I’m spreading the word, too.
    As for a personal angel, I had a man who was used by God in my life in many ways. His name was Tim Wright, and he filled in a lot of holes I had form not having a father. Tim passed away last year.

    I have two copies of Paper Angels already, but loaned them to people who I felt would benefit from it. Particularly the idea that God can and will use everything in your past for your good and His glory. So if I can win another copy, I will find someone else who needs to read this story.

  12. I would love to win a copy!
    My angel in my life has been my best friend Kelly. During the past four years of unemployment and underemployment she has been our rock, our support, sending us cards almost daily and money she could not afford.

  13. I can’t wait to read your new book!

    My angel is my husband, he is always there for me, and at times that is a tough job…


  14. Congratulations Billy! I truly have heard so many great things. Bought your last one, even if I won, I’d buy this one and pass it on to my angel…my mom.

    ~ Wendy

  15. I don’t think I have one specific person that stands out.
    In several occasions in my life, God used friends or family members in a special way.
    Overall, I would say my mom, who has always been praying for me, through the good and the bad times.

  16. My angels are my daughters. If it weren’t for them, I’d be completely lost in this crazy world!
    Congrats on the book, I’m looking forward to reading it! :)

  17. My best friends, who have stood by me through adolescence, singlehood, marriage, and fatherhood. Some people enter and leave your life, but these two are my rock and my angels.

  18. Congratulations! So excited for the new book. Sounds like a really inspiring read.

    My angel is my Dad – he’s my rock and inspiration. He was never bossy or pushy but always shed light on the right path and supported me no matter what. I think you are a lot like him, Billy!

    I know, shameless flattery!!! Please throw my name in the hat! It’s an honor to be included.

  19. Congratulations Billy!!

  20. Congratulations on the publication of your second book!

    My husband Bob has been an angel. When my Mom was ill, it was his idea she move in with us. When she became sick again, and he had an opportunity to change his mine, as the nurses in rehab were suggesting that she’d be too difficult to handle being unable to walk, he boosted my confidence and said we’d do what it takes to keep her home. Five years later she went to the hospital again, and “temporarily” to a nursing home (she died there two weeks later, but I really MEANT to bring her home when her wound would heal…) and he comforted me as I kicked myself for not insisting she come home.

  21. Congratulations!

    Hmm. There have been many people in my life who have influenced me for good … too hard to pick just one. Cop-out answer, maybe, but true.

    Thanks for an opportunity to win!

  22. I’d love to read a free copy of Paper Angels. Throw my name in the hat. Best wishes, today, Billy, and congrats.

  23. Posted my review a few minutes ago here:

    Sure would love an autographed copy Billy.

    from the founding member of the Joshua 1:9 Writer’s group 😉

  24. No need to end my name in the contest. I’ve got my copy here. Just wanted to drop by and say congratulations, Billy!

  25. I have no one but God.

    Are we cheap to enter the drawing or what? Congrats on your second book. It’s no small feat.

  26. So I know I won one from Kathy but I would love to win an autographed one and then I can give the first one away on my blog. :)

  27. I LOVED this book! Sadly, I still *still!* haven’t been able to get a copy of Snow Day. But I won a copy of Paper Angels through Katdish’s blog, and it came last week. SO good! I told my husband that I thought he’d enjoy it too, and he promptly forbade me to tell him ANYTHING else about the book, lest I ruin something for him. 😉 Anyway, VERY well done!

    My angels have come and gone. Sometimes a person who I’ll never meet again is an angel to me, other times it’s my best friend (who’s currently away at master’s school – oh, how I wish that college was closer!) or my grandmother (who is now in heaven with the angels, and more importantly, God Himself) or my husband (who helps me through) or any number of people. God always sends who I need right when I need them, whether I feel like it’s true at the time or not.

    BUT please don’t enter me in the contest. As cool as it would be to have a signed copy of this book, I do already have a copy and would love for someone who doesn’t to have a chance to win it instead.

  28. Michael, my quiet angel who is the rock I steady myself by every day.

  29. I’ve been pondering this all day since seeing your question this morning – I think for today I would say there’s a community of angels that I belong to as part of an online community/ministry. They are so very willing to come along side a fellow traveler and offer support and prayer.

  30. Congratulations on your release, Billy!

    My beloved mother-in-law could be called an angel. She showered me with love and blessed me in so many ways.

  31. Have a great day on this Billy.
    My wife has held me together through all the thin and the accasional thick times so she is my angel.
    Being extremely accident prone, I have also borrowed a few angels from God through his “on Call” service.

  32. Loved, loved, loved Snow Day! Chose it to read in our Inspirational Book Club for December. So looking forward to Paper Angels.

    Patti P. is one angel in my life who helped me find God again during a very difiicult time.

  33. No need to include me in the hat. I have my two copies and will probably give away one and loan out the other. My mother was my angel who prayed for me so much. I guess I needed it. :-) My foster daughter is another angel in my life. She is precious and very close. She always says we are her real parents.

  34. The angel in my life has been my first grand daughter, she was born premature at 8 weeks early weighing only 2pds and she was healthy and ever so tiny. When she was born my husband and I were having great marital problems and almost broke up at our 25th wedding year, our grand daugher ‘Faith Elizabeth’ shook us to the core. As I sat in NICU holding this little precious bundle of a baby I realized ‘we were a family, we were grand parents, we were responsible for raising her to love the Lord and we could not do that well if we didn’t love each other well.’ After counseling and deciding we were a couple, and working very hard together. We just celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary and we are so glad we did. Now there are 6 grand children and Faith was the angel God used to pull our family unit together and create a lasting legacy for them all.

  35. Look forward to reading your new book, and having a chance to win it.
    An angel in my life recently have been Jack W, offering kind and much-needed support.

  36. I came across your blog and book pretty much at random today. I enjoy buying books randomly so have ordered a copy from the Book Depository. Hope it’s good 😉

    Whoever my angel is, I can’t wait to meet him when I get to heaven and say a million thank yous……..

  37. Congrats on the new book! My angel use to be my massage therapist, but now I have two, and they are my daughters. They can pick me up when/if I am down.

  38. I’m late to this party! Congratulations, Billy. I can’t wait to read it.

  39. My wife has been my Angel in my life. I would be a bum without her. Have a fun day on this pub date

  40. My husband of 39 years has been my angel here on earth. We have been through hard times together including a daughter with physical limitations, job losses & the death of both my parents when I was 25. Without him & our faith I would be nothing. 

  41. Watching over me, comforting and caring and protecting me from hurts.  Directing me in the ways of God’s word, and praying very hard when I seemed to be on a wrong path. I was kept from disaster and shame and am now fuilly committed to serving Jesus.  That is my angel mother.  I am what I am because of her. 

  42. My son has been an angel in my life, especially as I am growing older.  When he comes to visit, he really listens to what I say, he does things without being asked, he wants my well-being at all times.  I am 71 and he is 47, and his love is, humanly speaking, similar to  God’s.  He always wants me to have or do what is in my best interests, and he loves to make that happen.  He is human and he does have faults, but he always desires the good for others and will make sarifices to see that happen. When I need him, he is there for me. And I thank God daily for this precious gift to me.

  43. My mother is my angel. She drives me crazy sometimes as mothers tend to do. She has always been there for me. Love Ya Mom God Bless

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