The is George. He came into my parents' lives just as my Dad was trying out retirement for the first time. Their adventures and life together are deserving of a book.
I am getting back down to business with this writing project. I will be pulling my mother's photo albums from the first RV trip out of storage. They will help establish some structure for the story and I know there are photos of George among her albums. More interviews with Dad are forthcoming, too. It is a privilege to hear his recollections of a life well lived. I hope I can do it all justice.
I have been looking for ways to help support the writing and publishing of this book (The Retirement Cat) for nearly a year. I have been curious about crowdfunding and it is a great idea for so many people and projects. But, I think I have a better idea for my project. My idea gives you your reward for participating UP FRONT! I have done some calculations and discovered that if I can find 10,000 people in the US and around the world interested in supporting and following this writing project from first draft through editing and on through final text, photos and release date, it can be done. All you have to do is purchase a copy of my cookbook (pictured above). It is a wonderful introduction to baking for cooks of all ages. Keep it and enjoy it yourself or give it as a gift to your favorite foodie! The cookbook is instantly downloadable from Amazon.com and economically priced @ just $9.99! The small royalty that comes to me from each sale multiplied by 10,000 copies will free my time to work on the The Retirement Cat and pay for editing and other services necessary in preparing a project for publication. You will have your reward instantly and you can follow the project by keeping in touch with this blog. I encourage everyone to participate by posting questions or comments to the blog. It will only make it better. Check out my earlier post. It contains a sample of the draft of the new book. Have I convinced you yet? Isn't this better than a #kickstarter campaign?
I hope this draft sample of my writing will get you interested in the book and following this blog.
This book has nothing to do with beauty, unless it is the inside kind which most people don’t understand. It is not about well-reasoned and carefully considered decisions. Don’t read it looking for logic or order. It is about heart and the amazing and wonderful fact that not all the best things in life happen when we are young.