Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Books! Books and More Books!!!! The Journey, At Last

There is light at the end of the tunnel. I have a publisher! (See: https://www.northstarpress.com/about-us.html) And an agent! AND an editor (who is also my fairy godmother. Who else makes dreams come true?) Though she would cringe if she saw how many exclamation points (!) I have used so far.

Fairy Godmother takes an edited version of my manuscript of birth stories to her publisher friend. I don't know her well enough yet, the publisher lady, to know if she is also a Fairy or a Goddess, or what, but they appear related, somehow. She is something, I know that much. She/they live in a straw bale house between a goat barn and the sheep pens. I also noted guinea hens, ducks, dogs, cats, chickens, and organic gardens. I may just rent a 24-square-foot postage stamp-size patch of the lower 40 field and move my tiny house on wheels up there and write for the rest of my life.

The first book is called Ma Doula (See the blog for the title story, posted April 29, 2014) and will be out in May, 2015. There were actually too many stories for the first edition, so another collection of birth stories will follow the first book later on, perhaps also in 2015. Stay tuned....

I often talked about another book on the blog that I call Stone Age Babies in a Space Age World; Babies and Bonding in the 21st Century© which Fairy Godmother is editing as I write. Hopefully we will see that in hard copy in early 2016. Stay tuned for that one, too....

Fairy Godmother has mentioned several times that she knows there are more books inside of me, though I was unaware of that. So, in an effort to discover them, I have continued writing and they are indeed in the first trimester of gestation. 

As soon as I have a front cover finalized, I will post it here for all to see.

Blessings, love, and all good wishes go out there to all of my readers and all of their babies.
Stephanie


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