Before the year is out I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa and others terms of holiday spirit. May you be with people who love you as the joy of this special day come upon us as the week ends.
May you leave your worries, stress, frustrations, unhappiness behind as 2016 come upon us. It is a chance to try anew.
See you next year
People are hilarious. Ever since I wrote a book about my parrot in the form of a children’s chapter book series and a true life comedy book on my war with my backyard squirrels I get things out of the blue from them. My email, text and Facebook page gets pictures, sayings, news clippings, jokes, videos and so on about birds and squirrels doing what they do best which is to entertain or frustrate us.
I am now known as the bird and squirrel woman. Nothing I would have aspired to be growing up in a small town in Northern Maine
Here are just a few examples of what people have sent me over the last few years. I just don’t have enough space to place everything I have received. Hey it’s nice to be known for something that makes people smile and laugh, right?
In a few short days my second book to my children’s series comes out. This Friday to be more exact. It does not get old the excitement, the giddiness, the smiles that won’t leave one’s face just anticipating the actual release of a book. A book that took time and effort on your part that includes the edits, the critiquing from your writers group, the revisions, the choosing of illustrations and book cover to just name a few from a long list of things writers have to do for a book to be written.
The day comes close to the fruit of all your labor and to let’s face it everyone, the moment it is dropped, released to the public is very rewarding. As most writes know that is not the end of the story for there is a lot of work to be done after the book is published officially. But it does not take away from the happiness and sense of accomplishment one can feel inside.
So on October 9th my book, “Jasper Rainforest Friends and Family” will be made available to the public in all formats. We do use Smashwords so people can view it in pdf as well if they don’t have a tablet to read it in an e-book form. But the pre sale for the e-book is still going on. Until Friday that is you can get the e-book at half price and also get volume one at half price if you want to catch up.
Book release time is so exciting. To those who read this and have had this happen you get what I am saying. It is not just a Friday to me, it’s book release day which will make three books I have out.