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Thread: Guess What??? I'm now a published author!

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    I just had to tell somebody and all you guys and gals out there have always been ver supportive in my quilting advice and endevors, I just had to tell you about my very first book getting published.
    The official release date is November 7th. The namee of it is Little Willie Won't Go Home. I am so excited!!!! this is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. Ever since my daddy ran us all ragged with his dementia. I am going to try to post a picture of the front and back of the book for you all to see. Let me know what you think about it and if any of you have any suggestions on how to get "it out there" please tell me about it. My publisher will do a lot of things but it will also be up to me to do booksignings and the like in my area. So if anyone has any experience or ideas about it I'd sure like to hear them.
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    Congradulations!

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    well you certainly need to put it in our classified section! I'd love to read it, I haven't had firsthand experience but I've known those who have and it's heartbreaking.

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    How totally amazing! Can you tell us a little about your book, what age group is it for, how long did you work on it, how did you look for an illustrator. You have done something many people just think about. Congrads!!!!!

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    I am so happy for you, so proud of you, and so sorry you've been through this horrible disease.
    I love the look of the book and want a signed copy when it comes out.
    I think it's a wonderful labor of love :)
    PS. I'm bookmarking just in case you forget to let us know!! :D

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    Congratulations on your book. Funny what the mind can do when affected by dementia, and difficult for the people around them. Good luck! Have you thought about setting up a website for your book?

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    Oh that is wonderful,that is one thing on my list - I would love to publish a book - I love reading as much as quilting - please let us know where it will be available.

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    Sorry, I didn't realize this book came from a painful life experience. I hope I didn't come accross as crass and unfeeling.

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    Congratulations :D:D:D

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    WOW what a accomplishment! You go girl!

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    Aw, CONGRATS!

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    I look forward to reading it.

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    Congrats! The only thing that jumped out at me was an error on the back cover. There's a stray "period" that needs fixing.

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    I am so proud of you. Been thru it and I fear it more than cancer today. With the number of quilter on this board, you will sell many, many. Good Luck.

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    Congratulations!!! Now, never refer to yourself as a "writer" again. Anyone can be a "writer", but only an "author" has been published.


    of course that's just my own humble opinion stemming from an ex evil mil that was a writer only. :lol:

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    Congratulations from me, too.

    I'm with emma s. - also would like to know more about the book -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Congrats! The only thing that jumped out at me was an error on the back cover. There's a stray "period" that needs fixing.
    The cover I posted was done before it was fixed. I'm suprise you didn't find the other mistake in the part about the author. Can you find it? They assure me that that period has been fixed. I hope so. It just sort of jumps out at you doesn't it?

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    The appropriate spelling should be "wreaks" not "reeks".

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    Is it the no space and between she and Volunteers? And also that fact that the v is a capital? It doesn't really matter, I can't wait to find and read the book. It sounds very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    How totally amazing! Can you tell us a little about your book, what age group is it for, how long did you work on it, how did you look for an illustrator. You have done something many people just think about. Congrads!!!!!
    The book would be for a more mature audience because of a small amount of adult language that had to be put in there to show one of the effects that dementia has on a person. Sometimes even the meekest of persons says things and uses language "not in their true character". If it weren't for those very few words anyone would have fun reading it. It not only reflects some of the outlandish things things they do and ideas they come up with but it gives a little insight into some of the things that was also going on in the life of one of his children.
    I think this book is gauranteed to expose at least four of a readers emotions. It will make you laugh, cry , feel angry and a little sad.

    The book is basicly about a man who believed there was a man living in his attic that was coming down, zapping him and his wife with a stun gun to have sex with his wife. He sets traps all over the house, inside and out to try and catch him. I really don't want to give it all away because I want evryone to read the book. The official release date is not until November 7th but I believe it can be ordered online now at www.publishamerica.com. The only thing is, right now, only the soft copy is available and I think its a little pricey at 29.95. The paperback will be much more resonably priced and I think I'll be able to offer anyone wanting one, an autographed copy a little later on at a better price since I'll be buying them at a bulk rate. And, of course you all want an autographed copy don't you???

    I haven't even go a copy yet!!! I do have some ordered though.

    Now, a little info. I chose this publisher because they handle everything for you and it doesn't cost you anything if they choose to publish your book. They provide the artwork and everything according to what you want. So far, I'm impressed with them.

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    Congratulations--the best stories come from our own personal joys and sorrows.

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    Congratulations!! Yes, please let us know how we can purchase it. I can't wait to read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    How totally amazing! Can you tell us a little about your book, what age group is it for, how long did you work on it, how did you look for an illustrator. You have done something many people just think about. Congrads!!!!!
    Don't feel bad Emma...from the title I thought it was a childrens book untill I read some of the other posts. :D

    #1piecemaker....Congratulations! I hope your book is a big success! :thumbup:

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    Congratulations!

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    Wonderful and congratulations, you're quite the busy lady!!!

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