Sometimes you just have to do something for yourself....maybe just to prove you can. And although it's not as exciting as having a publisher declare your words the "Next Great Thing!" it is a book. And the words are mine.
But it wouldn't have happened without the help of two bloggers: the g-man and photographer Kim Ayres. To g-man, for making me...I mean, encouraging me to write 55 word stories every Friday (well, almost every Friday). And to Kim, for helping me find a way to publish those words without having to sell a major body part.
Yes, I did block out my last name...giving you the first one is bad enough perhaps. (Although I use the photographer's version, not the formal one). And g-man, I hope you won't sue me for the "55" graphic...I only made one copy. For me. This is what I'm sharing with y'all.
What? You don't need a book...you've been reading this stuff for free since 2009. ;)
1. Yes, I did take the cover photo..in my back yard...before a storm finally got the tree. Or was that Hubby with a chainsaw? I forget.
2. Yes, that kid is me. What? Doesn't everyone put on their shoes like that? "Munchkim" is a play on the nickname a group of very tall co-workers once gave me: Munchkin. Hey, they were state police and had guns, who was I to argue?
3. Yes, I did take the time to explain what the book was all about...and to give the g-man credit (and Irish Susan too!) for making me start down this path.
4. No, it does not put me in the same class as my famous poet friends, but it made me feel good when I opened the package. Besides, where else can you combine a love of writing with silly stories and the occasional baby photo.