Several months ago, I wrote a post about publishing my first book which was an incredible risk for me -even a very scary proposition. I worried and debated over publishing this book. It seems like a silly statement, I’m sure, but I am a self-admitted introvert. Nevertheless, this has been an exciting ride for which I am grateful. I am enjoying the moments and especially the ability to share my story with others. My goals in life and the great support of a wonderful man propelled me forward in achieving this monumental attainment.
This past week, a beautiful box arrived with a copy of my book Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, youth mythological fiction, in paperback. Excitedly, I ripped open the box with my husband and then, of course, I took a deep look before flipping through the pages. Wanting to engrave the experience in my memory, I used every sense possible as I leaned forward and put my nose right next to those flipping pages, smelling the new scent of ink and paper. It’s a memory I will never forget.
I am excited to share my book with the public as it is now released on Amazon and will be released to any bookseller within three to five weeks. I am also happy about the opportunity to share and teach what I have learned. I get the most wonderful opportunity to teach writing to high school students. My favorite part of my job is hosting a writing lab where students get to drop in and visit about what they are writing. So many of our beautiful youth have desires to be a writer, to share their stories and to leave a mark on their world. As excited as I am about my new book, I am even more excited to read the works of my students.