So yesterday was already a great day.
But when I got home, there was a small UPS package waiting for me, leaning up against my front door.
As an aside, I do have to tell you this. If I hadn't even seen the package, I'd have known someone had been on our front porch by the dog's reaction when I got home. She was standing over as far away from the door as possible, looking at us from between the open stairs to the loft, barking at us. She didn't come to the door. She's a Golden Retriever, and older, and when we come home sometimes she'll bark a little bit, but then comes to the door to greet us with her tail end all wiggly-twiggly. But when someone has been there - like UPS, FedEx or the oil man, she's hiding out as far away as possible, barking from a safe distance. She's a great "delayed alert" dog.
Anyway, there was a small package on the doorstep, and it was my paperback copy of Winter Ways! When I had torn the package open in my own special way (which will be a blog another day), it looked just right, better even than I'd imagined. It was shiny covered, just right for holding sized, with real paper pages inside and my poems and my pictures and my name and an ISBN. No, it does not get any better than that. Not yet anyway.
I'm still waiting for The Fall of the Leaves of Fall. I think they lost it, being 4 days overdue now. For some reason it did not have a tracking number as this one did and the book my grandson got. So I can't tell you about that one yet. I do know this one is just the way I had hoped it would look - and I'm being assured FLF will be beautiful, too.
So this is a reminder for anyone out there with any iBook reader for iPad, iPhone or Mac computer...Winter Ways is available as a free download this week and next. Just click on the book to the right and select ebook for $0.00!
Who knows, you may want your own paperback...
Here it is:
|An ISBN! It must be a real book!|
|The cover - my front yard in winter|
|Here's Twinkly Sprinkly...|
|And two more where that came from!|
I had a great day! Now let's go make someone else's day great by reading other Slices of Life over at Two Writing Teachers today because it is Tuesday - WooHoo Day!