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.

April Showers brought May Flowers

Leaving Cleveland book tour began in April in , where else. but Cleveland, specifically at Mac’sBack Bookstore on Coventry. It was a great success and a lot of fun meeting old and new friends.

A short video of the book signing at Mac’s Backs Book Store in Cleveland Heights, Ohio , April 27th 2923

Support your local Bookstore.

It is fun to find out that my book is now in bookstores around the country. Locally it can be found at the historic Boulder Book Store

Mark Your Calendar for June 17, 2023. That is when I will be doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Denver at their Glendale Store..

I will leave you with another video of the incredible Kate Siegrist reading from my book..this is part 1 and only 1 minute long…part 2 will be in the next blog.

Thank you for your support and please share with all your friends and family…

Happy Mothers Day to all those amazing Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Caretakers and those who help children grow up to be safe and healthy…

Love Steven

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