Here it comes, a shameless self-promotion… I humbly offer my apologies before I even start.
You see over the last 30 years I’ve written more than a few short stories, a lot of them about Christmas. I wrote them mainly for my students back then. Some of them were even good enough to be published in a few educator’s magazines.
So with that little bit of fleeting success, I decided long ago that I’d like to see them published, put into a book. I tried back then. However, after only a few tries to get some real publishers interested, the stories stayed in my file, on my computer and in my mind … until recently.
After hearing about the whole concept of self-publishing a while back, the idea of putting my stories together in a book started percolating again. Self-publishing… hmmm … The cool thing about self-publishing a book is that, really, only one person needs to like it … in addition to one’s mother. (I must say that when my mom was alive, she liked my stories, too.)
So over the course of the last year or so, I investigated the process, dusted off the old stories, reformatted them, wrote some new ones, had someone check them over and submitted them. Lo and behold both the paperback and eBook versions were accepted by Kindle Direct Publishing.
I want to make it clear that I’m not in this for the money or to make someone’s best seller list. Although, with this blog readership of about six, who knows what might happen. Things might just take off.
I wrote most of the stories mainly for my students and the people closest to me. And, I had fun doing it. Besides, even after all these years, I still think these stories, in their quirky little ways, still belt out a pretty strong message about Christmas and it’s true meaning, which, of course, is that Jesus was born, Immanuel, God with us. That, my friends, and not some flashy newly published book … is today’s Gift.
If you want to see the blurb at Amazon.com, click on this link. If not, that’s fine, too.
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Way to go! Congratulations.