About a year after I started blogging some of you began suggesting that I write a book. At first I didn't give it much consideration, I wasn't sure how to tell my story without also getting into the personal lives of people who are closest to me. I decided to go back through my writing and soon realized I had enough to put together something that reveals my personal experiences, so this is what I've done.
I'm very happy to announce that my first book, The Glass Wall, will be available soon. It's a 90-page softcover compilation of my writing which contains poems, one-line quotations, a couple of short stories, narratives and lyrics for three songs I've written over the years. Most of the content was written since 2009 but I've also included a couple pieces I wrote in my early twenties.
I began working on this project in November 2010 and it's been an on-going process ever since. In the preface I explain the history of how Life In Quotations came to be after my car accident four years ago, and the baby steps along the way that brought me here. It's proof to me that some of the most traumatic events in our lives happen for a reason and can bring about some very positive changes.
The pages here are loose but the book is bound and fastened with Chicago Screws, a method used to finish books since the 1870's. This is a private venture through a local printer I've been working with and so far it's all been out of my pocket. I haven't worked out pricing or distribution yet, although the owner of the cafe where I read my poetry has offered to sell it through her shop and I've provided her with a few copies. I've also signed up for a publishing workshop in early March to get some direction since this is a first for me, and I'll keep all of you posted as things progress.
Thanks to all of you who have inspired me along the way, this wouldn't have happened without you!
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