(Provisionary cover design)
During the recent rat-chasing hubbub in our home, Henry, my service dog and guest blogger, reminded me that I should update my readers on the status of my book Giving Paws: Having a Service Dog for a Hidden Disability, due in October, 2017 from Koehler Books. He’s made it clear that he has no interest in Steve, the rat, and thinks I should blog more about my book. After all, it is about him.
I’ve never been good at tooting my own horn, but Henry, who is good at tooting, in more ways than one, wanted me to share the latest news.
My manuscript is in the hands of editors, and while that is happening, it’s my responsibility to find interesting people to write endorsements that will appear on the cover and be used in promotion.
I am thrilled to say I’ve gotten positive responses from some wonderful writers, editors, animal experts and extraordinary educators. So far, my “Yes” list includes: Carol Lea Benjamin, Alexandra Horowitz, Brenda Scott Royce, Steven Stiefel and Pamela Wright. I’m still waiting to hear from several more.
I also want to thank a fellow writer, Dyane Harwood, whose book, Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, will be out in October, 2017. She has an amazing blog: proudlybipolar.wordpress.com, and has been very helpful to me as I bumble my way through the process of getting my book published and try to write a blog. Thank you Dyane!
How’s that Henry? May I resume my pursuit of Steve?