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.

The Day is Almost Here

If you have read this far, thank you. I know when the word ” help” used, people either run for the hills or hopefully curiosity keeps them engaged. The help I am asking is very simple and will not take much of your time and is even sort of fun.

  • If you have my book take a photo of the book in your enviroment and send it to me. I am creating a sort of ” Where’s Waldo” series to help promote the book. You do not have to be in the photo and I will not publish your full name only the city or town where it was photographed. See Samples below.
  • If you read the book and really liked it go to your favorite book seller’s site and write a review and/or rate it …I do have one review on Amazon…and need about 1,000 more.
  • Tell your friends about the book and if you are in a book club suggest it to your club.

Book in #Austin Texas, Book in #Cleveland Ohio # Book #Denver Colorado Book in #NYC

One final note: I was contacted by the Denver Barnes and Noble to do a book signing in June. I think the day will be June 17th 2023….and when I know for sure I will let you know ….

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