Monday, November 30, 2015

To Write a Book

To Write a Book

It takes courage to write a book,
to accept the challenge, if you dare.
You open your soul, share your heart,
and reveal your thoughts--exposed and bare.
You hope others will understand
what you are trying to say.
That they will nod their heads, cry, or smile
and see life in a new way.
When that book is finally published,
you dance around in a fit of glee,
because your words are there in print 
for all the world to see.

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I have exciting news to share! As you might guess from the poem and photo above, I have written a book! The title of the book is Rainbow Chaser, and it is a collection of my poems. The poems in this book were inspired by: nature and its changing seasons; the gratitude I feel for home and family life; and other observations I have had about the world around us. 

For those who are interested, Rainbow Chaser is now available to order online from the publisher, Booklocker.com, at this link. If you prefer, it is also available to order at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble, as well as at bookstores and other online sites. 

I am thrilled to have this book published and am grateful to Angela Hoy from Booklocker and Todd Engel, who designed the cover, for making this dream of mine come true. If you decide to buy it for yourself or as a gift for a friend, I hope you come back and tell me what you think of it. I appreciate you, my blog readers, for all of the encouragement and support you have given me over the years. Thank you!

34 comments:

  1. Congrats and way to go, Connie! You surprised us all! I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Thank you, Mildred! :) I'm so glad we are friends through Blogger.

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  2. Connie I am so happy for you... you are so incredibly talented. I wish you much success with this book ... ♡ xox

    I'm grateful for you in the blog world ... I'd love to meet you some day xox

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    1. Thank you, Launna! That would be so much fun to meet you. Maybe that will happen someday. :)

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  3. Love the cover and title. I have no doubt this is a lovely collection. Your poems always hit home. I need to add it to my Amazon list. Congrats and good luck with sales

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! I appreciate your kind words and am glad I've gotten to know you since our Old Broads project. :)

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  4. Congratulations! I used to dream of writing a book but... well, at least I write a blog.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It's not too late! If you can write a blog, you can write a book. :)

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  5. Congratulations ! I know I will be adding this book to my library.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! I'm glad we are friends through blogging. It has been a joy getting to know you.

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  6. What wonderful news! You have an amazing way with words and i am sure the book will climb the list of bestsellers steadily! A big congratulations for this one and wishing many more to come!!

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    1. Thank you very much Sujata! You are very kind. :)

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  7. Congratulations upon the publication of your book of poetry. I always enjoy reading your poems. They are great with wonderful imagery. Could you please e-mail me and give me information how I may order from you personally, and your mailing address? I don't order online. My e-mail is: ledfordbrenda@hotmail.com.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! I enjoy your poems too. I sent you an email. :)

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  8. Congratulations!!! I knew you could do it! I'd still like to see your poems in a book for children, complete with pictures. It would surely be a hit!

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! You are such a sweet friend. I would love to write and get published a children's book someday too. Children's books are actually one of my most favorite types of books to read.

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  9. wow, I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful thing to have done.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! Thank you for your friendship through blogging too. I'm glad to know you. :)

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  10. I'm so happy for you and look forward to reading this. Congratulations, Connie! Woohoo. Us old broads keep on making things happen.

    PS Todd Engel? Like that last name. It's not too common. You picked a good cover designer, and he did a very nice job.

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! Congratulations on your recently published book too! Hurray for the Old Broads! I really like the cover Todd designed for me! With a last name like that, he had to be good, right? :-)

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  11. After reading your wonderful poem, the words AGONY AND ECSTASY flashed in my mind. I always look upon writers as very special people with extraordinary talent and very people in the world have this gift.

    I recently read the book TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD by HARPER LEE which she wrote fifty years back. This book fetched her the PULITZER PRIZE. Only now her second book GO SET A WATCHMAN has been published and I understand that this book was also written by her about fifty years back. I was attracted to her book on account of the controversy surrounding the publication of her second book.

    My hearty congratulation to you for the publication of your poetry book. You are really fantastic. I am sure your cup of joy is full and overflowing. My best wishes for the success of your book.

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    1. Thank you, Joseph, for your kind and generous comment. I am quite thrilled about having this book published, yes! :)

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  12. This is absolutely AMAZING news!!!! I knew you had something great with your poetry and words!! Well done!!!!! This is a dream come true and I can only imagine what it must feel like - I wish you all of the happiness and success in the world and am so so so proud of you!!

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    1. Jade, thank you so much for your kind comment. You are very sweet.

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  13. Yippee!!! I know you're doing a happy dance on the inside. (Maybe on the outside, too!) I'm so happy for you, and you should be proud of yourself. Quite an accomplishment! Any plans to put it out in an e-version?

    Have a super weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! Yes, I've definitely been doing a happy dance. :-)
      I believe there will eventually be an e-version, but it isn't out yet.

      Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  14. that is so incredibly awesome. Your writing is amazing and everytime I pop by here I think, you should put this out there, in a book and you did. Huge congrats.

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! I appreciate your vote of confidence. :)

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  15. Hi Daisy - my husband is the one who orders online - because he's good at that :)) I asked him to order me your book today at Amazon - he will do it in a bit - so i'm really excited to get it!! It's my birthday present to myself (which was yesterday). I love your poetry and no doubt will love the book. We have known each other so long in blogland that is makes the book extra special.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandy! I hope you enjoy it. I appreciate your kind comments here and am glad to know you. :)

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    2. oops put my comment in wrong thread

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    3. I do that sometimes too. Ha! I got it. Thank you, Sandy. :)

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  16. I am sooooooooo excited for you. I am jumping up and down in my chair. You so deserve to be published. You are so talented. What a wonderful surprise to read your blog and find this out. Love LJ

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    1. Thank you so much, Lady Jane! I hope you enjoy the book. I appreciate your kind words and am glad to know you through blogging. :)

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