My book, Echoes of My Soul, has been published by Casa de Snapdragon Publishing. Recently, I learned that my publisher has nominated my book for a 2013 Pushcart Award and for a Southwest Book Design Award! This is very exciting and was so unexpected. I am delighted, surprised, elated and very proud. Art Brennan was so very patient with during the designing process of the cover and together we came up with what I feel is a gorgeous and eye-catching book cover! Many thanks to my sister, Anna, for the wonderful picture that she took that captured the essence of the theme of my book, which is there is always hope beyond the horizon.
For me, there are many joys in life and being able to say that I am a published writer is among them. I am not knocking the online publications. I am very proud of them and will continue to publish my work online, but I must confess that finally having a book that I can hold in my hands that I wrote is utterly amazing to me. For years, I had given up on my dream to have a book published and to finally see it come to life is inspiring and life changing.
I cannot wait to write my next book. There are not many guarantees in life, but I hope my next book has the same or greater success as Echoes of My Soul.
Even though writing Echoes of My Soul was a long process that presented many hills and valleys along the way, I enjoyed every minute of writing this book and I am so very happy to share it with the world!