Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Life is like of books

It was a grand sight.

Two big boxes were sitting on the back porch (surrounded by our cats who were waiting for dinner). This is it. My first official copies of So Much Sky.

I popped open one box and it was like looking into a new box of chocolates: so uniform, so perfect, so fresh.

A couple days earlier, my book popped onto the cybershelves at

And, poof, just like that (after 6 years), the book is done. ;-)

So is my website for So Much Sky. And my author site too. Thanks to Bob and Carina at Catchup Communications.


  1. I just added your book to my Christmas list -- can't wait to read it. I've always enjoyed your column. Best of luck!
    LeAnn Keenan

  2. I was so thrilled to receive your email about your book! HOORAY!!!!!! Just "liked" it on facebook. I work in a library and we'll see if we can't get it in. :) Sending so very many congratulations to you and your family...isn't your son the photographer? (I'm trying to remember from your old posts from the magazine)

  3. Dear Karen.,

    I was given So Much Sky a s a Christmas gift by a very special friend that I met while entering Hallmark's (Your Greeting Card Competition) on Facebook. It came at a time when I was at the end of my hope...of trying to hang on to my "dream" house in the country. It was built in 1909 by German immigrants .I started life all over again... bought this own first house at age 50..and bought my dream horse( my OTHER boyfriend too..LOL!) that I wanted since I was 4 years old.. at age 50.And in just a few short years the change in the economy and three job lay offs in three years have sent my dream skidding to the edge of a financial precipice. I work 72 miles from home now and stay with my son during the week to be closer to my job so I can KEEP this blessed home and the 4 acres left of a 120 acre farmstead so proudly built over 100 years ago. My fiance' takes care of our home while I am away during the takes both of our incomes to pay the bills. But it is worth the struggle. And then this book comes in the mail...I open the cover and start to read. By the time I have reached the last page my strength and courage to keep trying is renewed. You have penned my soul on YOUR pages. For 5 years we have worked at bringing this home back from years of neglect. The last of the original owners died in the 50's and the house fell in to many hands that did not care about why it was built. Our work here has halted for now but the house has a smile and warmth again. I take photos as a hobby and have photographed every step of bringing this house and property back to life. As I read your pages I realized that I have many photos from this property that match what you have described at your own home. I may never be able to travel and have those kinds of experiences but we share the same love of our land. I felt your pride pulse through the pages and your humor warmed my heart again!
    Thank you for opening your heart and sharing your world .It was the greatest gift I could have ever received this year..