To My Dear Blogging Friends:
Well, it’s only taken eight years and countless drafts, but “Your Grandmother Raised Monarchs” will finally be available on Amazon sometime this week, followed by a Kindle version maybe a week later. I’m really in photographer and writer Mary Birdsong‘s debt for the nuanced cover shot of a butterfly and a couple of observations that helped focus my thoughts–and to wife Kathy for reading the manuscript probably thirty or forty times. A word about spending your hard-earned dollars: of course I want people to buy the book, but understand it won’t keep you on the edge of your seat. If you wouldn’t enjoy page after page of random thoughts a middle-aged man wants to share with his future grandchildren, then . . . well . . . buy “Your Grandmother Raised Monarchs” for somebody who would. (Insert smiley face here!) Peace and love, John
P.S. I admit the process of pushing this rock up the mountain has been consuming lately. It’s slowed down my blogging and reading/responding. Thanks for your patience. I look forward to being on the grid in the days ahead.
John, your book already is available on Amazon, and I just ordered my copy. I can’t wait to read it! Cheers, Deb
Wow, thanks, Deb. You might just be my first purchase. Peace, John
By the way I want a signed copy.
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You betcha, Jeffo! I’ll sign it in ink, graphite, crayon, blood. You name it. Love ya, brother. Peace, John
Yay! I’m so excited for you, John! (And for me, too, to get to read it!)
Given I’m still on a purging/minimalist kick, I will await the Kindle version. I’ll check Amazon at the end of the week, and every day until it’s available!
Congrats on giving birth to your book! 🙂
Hi, Nancy. Thanks. Yeah, boy, I really support your purging kick. In a blast of irony, I’m about to start a book purge, especially since I have hundreds (thousands?) of books I’ll never read–and don’t even want to. P.S. Lots of “pushing” with my book. Many stitches! But it’s a good pain. John
Haha! You think you know the pain…you will never know THE PAIN!! 🙂
Hmm. Point taken. The sight of my wife after the birth of our daughter 26 years ago just snapped into focus. I remember thinking, “Well, what the hell are we going to do about that.” Pain! Yes, da ladies win that contest.
My son may have been born with the biggest head in the history of baby heads. I heard the phrase “3rd degree tearing” uttered while the doctor tried to repair the damage with his needle and thread. 😦
Holy crap! I hope you were drugged up. I’d have freaked out, hearing burn terminology being used about something just below my Mason-Dixon. You’re my hero.
No drugs. I was determined to go natural (read STUPID) with both. No one told me the second would have a gargantuan head.
Hooray! Do send a shout-out when you’re on Kindle! 🙂
Hey, Rose. Oh, I’ll shout–in a week, I hope. Peace, John
Hooray! And I’m off to Amazon.
Cool beans, sister. Thanks.
Your beautiful book was just delivered. “Before you were born, your grandfather sat up in the trees and loved you ahead of time.” Oh, my. I am thrilled to have a copy of this.
After I’ve read it it, can I send it to you with return postage paid so that you can sign it for me?
Oh, Mary! I’ve been having a low morning and your words lifted me up. Thank you. Of course I’ll sign the book for you! In ink, crayon, olive oil, whatever. Peace, John