Saturday, May 25th was an absolutely perfect day. Sunny and warm – one of our best days so far this spring. A perfect day for a book launch! I had a thank you speech prepared to read an hour after guests arrived but that never happened. Fifteen minutes into the launch, someone asked me to sign their book because they had to leave and 2-1/2 hours later, I got up from the signing table a happy camper!
Here is my speech, slightly altered:
THANK YOU FOR COMING TODAY TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF COSMIC DOOR
We’ve heard many times “IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD”
Well it took me TWO COUNTRIES & A LOT OF SUPPORT TO WRITE & PUBLISH A BOOK!
Thank You to THE SKINNY GUY: My # 1 supporter
1. HE SURPRISED me with a New DESK AND LAMP;
2. HE Served me ENDLESS CUPS OF COFFEE & HERBAL TEA
3. HE DEALT WITH OUR TYRANT OF A PRINTER—KEEPING IT FED
4. As we traveled between Canada and the our winter home—I had to take my boxes of files and books.
Once our van was filled to the brim our dear friend, Herb, stepped up to the plate and every spring and fall, he helped us get them home.
Have you ever heard this quote You have to read a library to write a book? That should explain why I needed so many books!
.Thank you to all my family.
Thank you to all my friends —AND scrupulous EDITORS
Thank you to all my computer wizards
I’d like to share the two questions I am most often asked since Cosmic Door’s publication:
1. HOW DID I FIND A PUBLISHER ?
My cousin, Moira-Leigh had just finished her 3rd book in July 2018.
My manuscript was trailing a month behind hers. When my sister was visiting us on the east coast the three of us were discussing publishers! Once back in BC, while shopping on Ford Street, Victoria—my sister tripped over a sandwich board by TELLWELL TALENT. They were advertising publishing packages. When she called Moira-Leigh to inform her about Tellwell, she couldn’t chat long as she was waiting for a call she had booked with them a day earlier!
If Tellwell was good enough for her, it was good enough for me!
2. WHEN DID I START WRITING?
I STARTED WRITING. January 3, 2017– IN NUMEROLOGY THIS TRANSLATES TO #5.
NUMEROLOGY is based on the notion that everything is connected, and that everything exists in perfect synchronicity with everything else. Without that vision, numerology, astrology can’t exist.
On the back cover of Cosmic Door I wrote “Have you ever had an amazing coincidence, a surprising synchronicity..”
STARTED WRITING: January 3, 2017 – 01032017 = #5 in numerology# 5 – “ALL OUR DREAMS COME TRUE IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO PURSUE THEM!”
CONTRACT SIGNED: July 20, 2018 – 07202018 = #2 in numerology
#2 – “YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR TO DREAM A NEW DREAM”
PUB DATE: December 18, 2018 – 12182018 = # 5 In numerology“ALL OUR DREAMS COME TRUE IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO PURSUE THEM!”
This quote sums up my day: The thing that makes me happiest in life is other people!”
THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR MAKING LAUNCH DAY SPECIAL!