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.

Finally!!! What’s Next? Need Your Help….

The book is finally, officially for sale and available at all your favorite book sellers…even Target, who knew? Although I have published 6 other books this is the first one that I have self-published, thanks to my supporter from Kickstarter. The benefits, mmmm, I am still try to navigate this new world. One of the things I am learning is that I need your help to get the word out.

  • Review, Rate and tell your friends and family.
  • Read the book? Go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble; Bookbaby and tell people what you thought.
  • In a book club? Recommend this book.
  • Bought the Book? Send me a photo of the book where you live or are visiting.

I am conduction my first interview on Monday with a write from Cleveland Magazine. Wish me luck, I believe the article will be out before my meet and greet at Mac’sBacks Bookstore on Coventry.

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