Exactly one year ago today, “Cosmic Door” was published by Tellwell Talent in Victoria, BC.
I will be forever thankful for my family and friends who cheered me on when the going got tough and acknowledged this accomplishment in their own unique ways. You all are the best gift imaginable! You are and always will be “my rock”.
“Cosmic Door” was officially launched May 25, 2019 and thinking of that day makes me smile. Apparently the guidelines for use of the venue for the book launch changed while we were gone over the winter. We found out on May 23rd that money was not to be exchanged during any events held there. The “skinny guy” quickly devised a plan. He ended up outside the venue selling books out of the trunk of his SUV for over three hours. Now that was “a first”—and the answer to “Did he wear a trench coat?” will be found in my next book….
HAS MY LIFE CHANGED?
The answer is “YES” and as my son, Cori, would say “It’s all good stuff Mom.” The most important change is “Cosmic Door” has opened a doorway that connects me with others in a positive, fun way. I have met like-minded people who are on similar journeys to mine – trying to find the answers to:
”WHAT AM I HERE FOR?
“I WANT TO WRITE BUT I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?”
”HOW DOES THE PUBLISHING PROCESS WORK?”
”YOUR “CREATIVE”; BUT I DON’T HAVE A CREATIVE BONE IN MY BODY. HOW DO I FIND MY CREATIVITY?”
Now, for some reason, having a book published has given me a little credibility and feeds my passion to share what brings me joy. Doing book signings, book clubs and various speaking events allows me to share what I am learning and meet an amazing group of people in Canada and the USA. I feel totally blessed!
Another question I am often asked is:
”WILL YOU WRITE ANOTHER BOOK?”
Well who knows; but it will have to be after the ”technical trauma” from the publishing process abates. If my “cosmic computer angels” in two countries read this they will immediately get unlisted phone numbers and new e-mail addresses.
Next question is:
”DID YOU GET INSPIRED TO WRITE?”
I never planned to write a book; however throughout my life numerous friends told me “I should write a book”. They knew I had many stories that were “funny” and made them laugh. Boy, did they get a surprise when they read “Cosmic Door”!
I started writing to answer a question put to me by my therapist —the question was: Name ten people who shaped your life?
So began my writing journey……..the answers turned into a book.
HOW ARE THE BOOKS SELLING?
I will be frank, as a first-time author, once you exhaust your family, friends and acquaintances you “need people” who bought your book to help spread the word. If you want to help here are a few simple things you could do:
- Post 5 ** reviews on http://www.amazon,ca (Canada) & http://www.amazon.com (USA) if that is where you purchased it and you liked it. The reason it has to be 5 ** is that is what brings it to the top of the search engine (I think)
IF you bought it directly from me and liked it, it is a Godsend if you “SHARE THIS POST” on Facebook & let people know it is on Amazon in two countries cause I need people, people.
I am available to do book signings, book clubs and events in two countries. I have books available to bring. My last book event was in The Villages in October. This was a two hour event with 40+ people and my topic was “Finding the Creative You—Your Way”—despite my terror, I loved every minute of it! Thank you Lord for my experience teaching bridge classes (one class had 54 students registered) over the last twenty years.
OH, BTW I have boxes of books in my laundry room that I can provide immediately upon request for gifts. I have already paid the tax and shipping so it’s a good deal – less than $20 and it will be signed by the author in her gold feather pen. E-mail me in NS starting tomorrow…