Large boxes of books have arrived and are sitting in my living room. Waiting. The release date for my book is in early June, so I can’t sell them yet. But I have a launch party on Sunday afternoon, the first of June in Elkton. I had to be sure the books were here in time. My editor, Erin Turner, said she would see to it, and she did. No worries. No wondering. They’re here, ready to go.
I may be a lady of words, but I don’t know if I can find words to describe how thrilling it is to hold one of these in my hand. I’ve enjoyed many a daydream imagining it. But the reality is sweeter than I’d dreamed. I skim through the pages, and there are the words I wrote. Some came easily. Others I struggled over. What joy to see them in print—in an actual bound volume, wrapped in its beautiful cover.
And so many books! A story to share. Others can read a copy and follow Martha’s journey that touched me so deeply. I hope it will touch them too.
I’m looking forward to actually seeing and reading your book. Best of luck to you.
On pins waiting for your book. Plan to be at Elkton for my copy. Then, will have to delay reading until after I get back to Eugene. 😉
Thank you, Bill. Thank you, Elsie. I look forward to seeing you both at Elkton. Looks like a Sunday afternoon in Elkton has an appeal even for you who live a few miles away. 🙂
Pour the champagne! You’ve worked long and hard for this. You deserve every moment of pleasure.
Oh, Janet, this is such a special moment for you! There is nothing more thrilling than holding your first book in your hands. Congratulations! You’ve worked hard–celebrate!
Yay! Thanks, Debbie, and thanks, Heidi. I am happy, happy!
Friends who pre-ordered through Amazon are telling me their books will be shipped earlier than anticipated too, so they’ll arrive in mid-May rather than in June as expected.