Look, Ma! I wrote a book!!

Who would have thunk it?

Not me, that’s for sure. I don’t think there’s anyone more surprised to have a book published than I am. book jacket 2

I’m still having a hard time believing it myself.

I recently published my first book, A Dad’s Journey, with Raburn Publishing. It is a collection of many of my blog posts that tells the story of my time as a single father.

When I started the blog a little over a year ago, I was hoping it was something that might inspire and encourage those (dads and moms alike) who found themselves in a similar situation. And I hoped to have some fun with it. If you’ve read my blog, you know we’re not exactly the most normalest of families. And I thought sharing some of the things we’ve been through and some of our daily adventures might be fun and funny.

But after I’d been writing for a while, and after a few things that happened in my personal life, I found the blog to be therapeutic. I began to look forward to writing – more so than I had in the past. And I began to tell some stories and face some experiences that I had been hiding in the closet or stuffing under the bed (or anywhere else I could put it away without having to see it. Or think about it.)

But even through all of that, I never actually imagined that it would lead to a book.

But it has. And for that, I say . . . Thank You.

This would not have happened without the support and encouragement from my readers. So thank you for turning last Thursday, May 29, into one of the most memorable days of my life.

If you would be interested in purchasing a copy, you can order directly from the publisher at http://www.raburnpublishing.com or you can order from Amazon.

Again, thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for encouraging me.

I look forward to continuing the sharing of life and laughs in the blog.

  8 comments for “Look, Ma! I wrote a book!!

  1. June 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

    make that http://www.raburnpublishing.com (no “y”)

    • June 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Sorry. I thought I had that right. I’ll fix it.

  2. June 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for you, and you probably can’t even imagine the wonderful legacy you are giving your children. Writing in “real time” and memorializing it for them is such a gesture of love. I have been planning to give you and a couple other favorite parent bloggers a shout-out in one of my posts (I SO enjoy your posts), and this book gives me yet another reason to feature you 🙂 I will do so in the next couple weeks and alert you when I post it. Also I will most definitely order your book. You Rock! PS That’s a great photo of you – all cleaned up and snazzy looking 🙂

    • June 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Thank you so much. You are WAY too kind to me. I really appreciate all of your kind words. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the blog. Thank you for featuring me. I always enjoy reading your blog too. 🙂

  3. Brother Greg
    June 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Believe it or not, I really CAN see you writing a book! I knew you had it in you. Congratulations! I do enjoy your blog posts. You are one of the very few I follow. I feel like I am staying in touch with you (I particularly enjoyed the recent one about the demise of ‘Preacher’ the dog…especially since I know your Mom!). By the way, Sharon gave me a new tennis racquet for my birthday…a real titanium-graphite composite…the first since my old wooden Spalding ‘Pancho Gonzales’ from 1969 (which I still have, BTW). It’s been almost that long since I played, but I’ve got a man in the church who is wanting me to start hitting with him. He’s a beginner, so maybe I’ll have a chance! Or, maybe not! Have a great day.

    • June 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Thank you, Brother Greg. I appreciate your kind words and confidence in me. I need to have that same confidence in myself! And thank you, that’s one of my favorite stories as well.

      Your racquet sounds really nice. I’ve played a few times over the last couple of years. We may have to get together and play. But I’m not sure I would be much of a match for you.

  4. June 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Wow I missed this post I don’t know how but huuuuge congrats that is amazing I shall have to look that up! Big hugs x

  5. July 16, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Oh my gosh! Congrats on this! You are living my dream right now!

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