The release date of my book has finally arrived. With the festive mood is also a heart full of gratitude for everybody who has supported me on this journey. Herald Press, the publisher, of course played a huge part in this venture. My sincere thanks to everybody there who had a hand in getting this book ready for the printer. It was especially enriching and enjoyable working closely with my editor, Valerie Weaver-Zercher and marketer, Jerilyn Schrock.
I've had many people cheering me on - too many to name. You know who you are. Thanks so much for:
- sharing thoughts and ideas,
- repeatedly inquiring how things are going with the book,
- pre-ordering it,
- helping to promote it
- any kind deed you did throughout this publishing journey
Sitting at my computer, writing and revising, I never gave much thought to the fact that I eventually will have to let my project go. I remember the final edits, it sometimes seemed I will never be done. So we had a number of 'final edits'. I found it difficult to stop tinkering and just tell myself, "Enough already and send it in." Letting go just wasn't easy.
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book. You can email me or leave a comment anytime. I would really appreciate it, if you'd also post your review on places like Amazon and Goodreads.
To celebrate the release of Hutterite Diaries, I'm having a giveaway. Just leave a comment along with your email address, (so I can notify you) and you will be entered in a draw, which will take place on May the 25th. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced here as well.
There's another chance for you to try to win my book. After leaving a comment here, just hop on over to Goodreads to enter. Good luck!