It just never gets old, opening the box and holding that first bound copy in your hands, the matte feel of the cover, the grassy smell of the paper, the inked words looking all official, the way you dreamed it as a little girl, but never thought such a thing could ever be possible. Dreams, I now understand, are so powerful as to leap hurdles of doubt, geography, implausibility. "All you have to do is envision it," my cousin Helen used to tell me. "The spirit universe will take care of the rest." You have to know Helen. When she says things like this, people simply believe her.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, this book that I wrote from hours and hours of interviews and conversations with CBS Saturday Morning co-host Michelle Miller and others in her circle through most of last year has been made an Amazon Editor's Pick! This makes me so happy, because despite the foundational wound of her White mother abandoning her Black daughter at birth, Michelle is a beautiful human, her heart as wide as a continent, her whole being irrepressible and generous and brave.
The pub date is March 14, 2023, but you can pre-order here.
Congratulations, you work so hard and with such amazing results!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sabine. The book was hard to figure out at certain points (as all books are) but we think it turned out okay!Delete
Bravo! I cannot imagine how this feels.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sandra. It feels like wonder, as if you can't quite believe you did this thing.Delete
Mary G is admiring, and having a vicarious sniff of new book scent. So glad you made the cover. It should always be this way, ut sometimes isn't.ReplyDelete
Mary G, I so appreciate your support, from a fellow writer and editor like yourself. You definitely understand these trenches!Delete
Congratulations! I am so happy for you and Michelle Miller for such accomplishment and acknowledgment of your work together.ReplyDelete
Robin, my subject is a lovely person, and she is so generous in acknowledging our work together, even in news stories about the book, which isn't that usual for a collaboration. In truth, I have loved every single subject whose book I have co-written, so I'm a lucky one.Delete
Yaaayyyy! So true about the spirit universe. Looking forward to reading Belonging.ReplyDelete
am, thank you so much for your support always. It humbles me really. I appreciate you so much.Delete
Unboxing your new books is unlike anything ever ever. Congratulations darling.ReplyDelete
Rebecca, I know you know! The smell of the pages. Intoxicating!Delete
Congratulations! How exciting!ReplyDelete
Steve, it really is exciting. Thank you!Delete
"With Rosemarie Robotham." Oh my love! Oh my heart. Huge congratulations!ReplyDelete
Dear Mary, thank you. You know more than most what it takes, so those projects that have your name on the cover are a bonus for sure! One cannot have too flaming an ego in the business of collaborative writing, but I'm proud of the work Michelle and I did together!Delete
Congratulations! How amazing it must feel to see your hard work published and acknowledged! Well done!ReplyDelete
Ellen, thank you! it is a bit of a rush to see words you remember writing now inked and bound on pages that smell like parchment. As I said, never gets old!Delete
Congratulations Rosemarie! It must feel like the birth of a baby in some ways, so much work and then you finally get to see what you made. I'm looking forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Pixie! I hope you enjoy it! xoDelete
Oh, how exciting! to see the project finished and hold it in your hand.ReplyDelete
and your cousin Helen is right. we make our own reality through what we envision for ourselves, we put it out there, we call it to us, and the universe complies. thought is energy and the more thought the more the energy materializes. also hard work and keeping your eye on the prize.
ellen, I love how you think, and you know, I agree with you, that what we think on multiplies the energy around that thing and helps it manifest. but yes, of course none of this happens without our also working toward that goal! thank you for your artist's sense of how it is when we endeavor to create something, and then see it whole and made. Yes, exciting!Delete
Congratulations!!! This is very cool.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jim!Delete
I love that your name is on the cover. It should always be there.ReplyDelete
Allison, it's indeed lovely when my name is there, but in this business, that's not always the case, or even preferable, and I've come to accept that. I learn so much on every book, I meet and get to know extraordinary people, and I take that as the ultimate reward. But I appreciate your support!Delete
What a wonderful project! Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Thank you, e!Delete
Oh my gosh Angella!!! I was looking through my blog which I haven't posted on in years and a beautiful comment from you popped up! And you are still here! I miss you! Congratulations on the book! I just ordered it!!!ReplyDelete