I want to share with you the cover of my book, Your Grandmother Raised Monarchs, which, if all goes well, should be released in a month, maybe sooner.
Mary was patient and generous with me in trying to get the photograph just right, and I’m grateful for her talent and spirit. She is also, by the way, a talented writer and editor who has steered me in the right direction more than once. Thanks, Mary!
And now for the back cover:
And I am the publisher. The imprint is Shamatha House, but, of course, that’s me. I wrote in a previous post about how I came to the decision to get Your Grandmother Raised Monarchs (formerly entitled Darwin’s Beetle and before that Oh! Be Joyful) into print via Create Space. In short, here’s the deal: I write a lot, not unlike an old guy making wooden chairs in his workshop. After a long struggle to get this baby published conventionally, I thought, “I just want to get my work in front of people who might appreciate it”–in the same way the old carpenter would take a few bucks for his chairs so that they can live out their purpose.
When Your Grandmother Raised Monarchs is released, I’ll make a big fuss. The paperback will be available on Amazon first, then an inexpensive Kindle version will quickly follow. I’ll keep you posted about my success in getting the book into bookstores. I’m not quite settled on the pricing yet, but trust me, it will be affordable.
That’s enough for now. Peace and love,
YAY!!! Can’t wait!
Me neither . . . if only to get the thing finished, finally. Peace, John
Every tiome I see that cover it makes me smile and a bit weepy. I still marvel at how beautiful it is.
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Me, too. I can’t wait to hold the little bugger in my hands.
It’s a lovely cover and I look forward to hearing about your journey into getting it published and promoted. Plus, it looks like it will an enjoyable read!
Boy, I sure hope it’s enjoyable. It certainly isn’t an exciting read, but I’m hoping for a peaceful, healing feel. Peace, John
How fantastic! Congratulations!
Thanks, Mimi. It’ll be good to see this thing through. Peace, John
Great cover! Can’t wait to read it when it comes out on Kindle. I’d even buy if it was “expensive” just to read it. 😀
Thanks, Rose. I’m just hoping the innards are as satisfying as the cover. Peace, John
I can not stinkin wait! Congratulations!
Yup, me neither. Let’s get this baby birthed . . . at long last. Peace, John
John, how wonderful and exciting! I can’t wait to read this!
Thanks, Nancy. It’s certainly not a page-turner, but I hope it’s a peaceful, relaxing read.
Love, love, love the cover and title; can’t wait to read it. Congrats.
Thanks, Nancy. I suggest reading several pages before bed to settle down . . . or fall asleep. 🙂 John
Front and back covers beautiful and so is Cole! And I am sure the middle is delectable (delicious, in case I got the wrong word).
Delicious, delectable, yum yum. I’ll take any or all. Thanks.
I can see it now- Number one on the New York Bestseller list. You’re a beautiful writer.
Thanks. I’m just hoping it gets into the hands of people who will enjoy it. I’m really grateful for your posting! Peace, John
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My friend Johns new book. Check it out, it’s coming out later this month. I haven’t read it yet, but I already know it’ll be wonderful.