Sunday, February 14, 2010

St. Valentine's Day 2010 / Our lives became true with love and meaning, against all odds

The catalogue at the back of my book, the "About The Artist/Poet" page and the back cover:





Now you've seen my book in its entirety. I hope you can hold a copy of it in your hands someday. It's a beautiful book.

Today, shortly after I woke up at 5 a.m., something told me to make my 70-page full-color book of art and poetry available for $14.95. Contact at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, if you'd like to buy a copy of 42 years: a book of changes, by Amanda Wald Rachie.

It might be a good idea to wait a few days to make sure that they have the book priced at $14.95 in the computer system. It was just today that I went in to ask about changing the price. Thanks to all who have already bought a copy of my book!

My plan now is to begin looking for an agent. Given that wives and husbands, boyfriends and girlfriends, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles and aunts, cousins and friends, will continue to wait for loved ones to return from war in the foreseeable future, my book is both timely and timeless. The story I share with others throughout history is that although our collective dreams of being reunited with our beloveds didn't always come true in the way we had hoped, our lives did become true and whole with love and meaning, against all odds.


Anonymous said...

really appreciate the opening "against all odds," it speaks to the mystery of it all and still carries the underlying optimism of things possibly coming together. kjm

Dawn said...

good luck with your book Am!

am said...

kjm and Dawn -- Thank you for your encouragement!

bev said...

I have enjoyed having your book here with me (in print) and also seeing the pages on your blog - along with some of the back story. I hope that others will be able to have the pleasure of reading it in print too.

am said...

Thank you, bev!