This is not a cover reveal. This feeble placeholder will soon fade from existence. But I did start 2020 by sending a finished draft of my new manuscript to the editor. I’ve also engaged my professional artist to do a real cover, which I promise to unveil in the coming months, before release.
I thought it would be easier to do a second book, but my stomach is just as concerned with response from editors and readers as it was when I first published Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad, in late 2017. That turned out to be a wonderful experience – I’ve had a great couple of years promoting and distributing that memoir. Reviews, on the Amazon and Indigo and Apple sites, have been positive, and personal messages and emails from readers have encouraged me to continue in my retirement career of writing stories. Since that first author experience, I’ve grown, both as writer and person, which proves you can continue to contribute into and past your sixth decade of life. I’ve been to a writer’s retreat, I’ve continued to participate in my local writers group. But I’ve also expanded my athletic hobbies, joining a curling league and keeping up with more swimming and hiking and the condo gym. I became a grandmother in 2019, so this is a new role that I anticipate with pleasure. Life is good, but never perfect – the writing nerves that come with the editing and publishing stage have returned! But this time, I’ve decided that being nervous means I care, and it’s important to continue to care, no matter what stage of life one is in.
So to all my readers, thank you, I hope you’ll enjoy this new book as much as the last one. I hope you’ll continue to send me notes of encouragement, and most of all, Happy Reading and all the best to you and yours in 2020!