Books don’t happen in a vacuum. They arise out of the every day interactions between people—conversations over coffee, new life celebrations, shared sorrows, letters and emails flying back and forth.
Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes is no exception.
You will find those remarks in the acknowledgement section at the back of my recently released novel. The sentiment reflects my views on community, even in the writing of fiction.
People in community are important.
They encourage me.
They shape my writing.
They multiply my effectiveness.
They increase my joy.
I should restate those sentiments.
You are important.
You encourage me.
You shape my writing.
You multiply my effectiveness.
You increase my joy.
Yesterday I returned from a long trip to discover my novel in paperback wedged between the screen door and the front door. Today I returned from volunteer library work, shopping, and a meeting to set up a kickoff book signing to discover my novel in hard cover wedged between the screen door and the front door.
All day I’ve carried the paperback around like a toddler with his security blanket. Before our first basketball game this morning, my friend Tom picked up the novel, flipped through a few pages, and said, “Too small print for my old eyes and no pictures.” But he’s one who’s asked over and over again, “When’s the book coming out?”
At morning coffee, my friend Rol looked at the book and said, “I guess I need to tell my wife. She’s the one who reads books in our family.” He’s also one who’s asked often, “When’s the book coming out?”
It’s taken me all this time to discover that Tom and Rol can’t read.
My niece Elysia congratulated me via Facebook post and said, “I ordered it from Amazon.” I left the house a little misty-eyed after reading that.
Today I simply want to say thank you for helping me reach this milestone.
Whether you read Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes or not, I want to share these words with you, my community in Christ.
And good reading.
Some practical information.
You can find this book at:
At this posting, Barnes & Noble had the lowest price on the paperback and Amazon on the hard cover. You can preview parts of the book at Amazon and WestBow Press.
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