Fantasy has become reality. Last fall a book publisher I had (honestly) never heard of called Adams Media contacted me about writing for a project they were working on called, “Honey Crafting.” That’s right up my alley. I looked up the company and was rather unhinged when I found out they were a dividion of F+W Publishing, a really reallyreally big New York City publisher. This is the stuff my dreams are made of. OK, the big dream involves me and a widely-read work of fiction (a la Jane Austin) but non-fiction is cool, too. So I signed up, wrote the writing, and was simply delighted when the check arrived. Bliss is a check from a publisher!
A big box arrived at home today and what was inside? You guessed it! Two dozen freshly-printed copies of Honey Crafting, written by Leeann Coleman and Jayne Barnes (the other beekeeper who contributed to the book). It is just an insane, indescribably giddy feeling that bubbles up the spine every time I see my name printed there on the cover in large, serif type. Just insane. Wonderfully insane.
The book is available in a few places, which surprisingly everyone pretty much has heard of: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Sam’s Club. And of course, from me! I’ll post it up on my Etsy site later this evening after I return from dinner with my best friend, Donna. If you want it autographed, send me a note with your order.