Change in the Weather, Change in the Title…

New cover, What do you think?

As you can see it has been almost a year since I announced the completion of my fictional memoir ” Leaving Cleveland.” What am I up to? Well, as one literary agent expressed ” You are a good writer and this is a good story and we would be interested in representing you BUT……you are not famous, yet.” He was absolutely right. Not to be deterred, I decided to go the self-publishing route. I am have researching the best way and have learned a lot about self-publishing and publishing on demand. The more I have learned the clearer it became that for this book it is the best way. I have been in contact with BookBaby and have gotten all their info and costs. I will be also applying for a grant through the college I teach photography , Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. They award grants to help their faculty complete projects they are working on. If I do receive the grant, the wheels will be in motion and I hope to have this book out by early fall, just in time for the holiday season.

If you have been following my posts you will also notice that I have changed the title to Leaving Cleveland. When you follow the upcoming posts and read the book will make more sense. So please sign up for notices of new posts and tell your friends. If you are new to this blog , you can read some of the entries, although I will be submitting more entries in each new post as I keep you up to date with my experience of self publishing. I have also made a slight change to the cover, let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions. See if you can guess what the story is about by the cover….My goal is to post once a week and as things start to getting closer to publishing date even more.

Promises Made Promises Kept

This is an excerpt from my final Kickstarter campaign update:

It is hard to believe this part of the journey is over but a new one begins. It is now time to promote the book, the best I can and if you would be so kind you can help.

You can tell your friends about the book , personally or through social media. Once you have read the book please reveiw the book on Amazon; GoodReads; Barnes and Noble and whereever you buy your books.  If you know of any book clubs or are a part of one suggest this book for a reading. 

I suggest you subscribe to my blog for the latest updates. I will be doing a signing in couple weeks in Denver for the Society for Photo Educators, my first signing.

As I have said from the very beginning this would never have happened without your generous support. Thank you Thank you Thank you for helping me and, to be corny, make my dream come true.



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