They’re here . . . they’re here!
That’s right; my shipment of HARM’S WAY has finally arrived.
A truly cool experience to open a box of books, sniff that great fresh print smell, and know that without me these books would never have existed.
The Wild Rose Press
, which BTW is where you can still download the ebook version of HARM’S WAY should your prefer; or my great and fabulous editor, Ally Robertson; or my tremendous critique partners, Shannon C, Sherry D, Andrea G, Mary K, Laura M, and Delores S who pushed me and supported me every step of the publishing way; AND certainly not my irreplaceable family, heroic Jim, and my three adorables who never stopped believing or considered giving up as an option . . .
However . . .
What’s inside the pages of HARM’S WAY is totally a product of my imagination. For an instant after opening the box of books, the feeling is one of birth, sans labor. Oh wait . . . that took place while I was writing, rewriting, editing, rewriting again and so on. So labor was longer than the nine months it normally takes to get a kid to show up, but that scent of ink, the smell of paper, the high that always overtakes me when I hit the library, was only better this time because it was my personal library.
Jeremiah Johnson quote . . . The old trapper asked Jeremiah if all the pain, the loss, the love, the survival in the harsh mountains had been worth the trouble, Jeremiah replied with a shrug of his shoulders, “Eh, what trouble?” Humble man, honest answer.
Success is always worth the trouble.
May you know many successes in your life.