It’s been a long time coming, but my book is finally out. I think the last time I wrote to you was for a book I was co-writer/editor on, “About Franz.” I’d put aside the below book, mine, because I wanted my 92 year old friend to have hers in her hands. She received it, and then, it was time for mine.
Writing a book always seems like a cool idea. Well, usually it is. But publishing a book is a lot of work. Even when you are acquainted with a publisher. There’s proofs to read and corrections to be made and reviewing, reviewing, reviewing. But if I could do it, so can you. We are all in this together.
So here’s ways you can order From Ocean to Desert: Shanti Arts.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, and possibly your local bookstore if you ask them to order it for you. You might also be able to simply search the title and find it elsewhere. Christine Cote, my publisher, sends the books she publishes to a wide reach of places.
Writing here, on our blog, has been a great learning experience. Both by reading other’s work and having a place where I could try out mine. I want to thank all of you for following and wandering with me. Writing here also helped me stretch to find other places, small presses, to publish my work, poetry and essays (my life is weird enough so I don’t write fiction lol), and in that way I found other outlets. I think the task is to never give up and keep “honing your craft” as they say, sort of like sharpening a knife. In other words, if I could do it, you can too. I’ll look forward to hearing back from you. And best wishes on your journeys.