In keeping with the author’s life, I went on another trip last week. This time to Fort Collins, Colorado, where I hadn’t spent any time before. You might think that because it is in Colorado that it is a mountain town, but quite the contrary. It is flat, flat, flat because it sits at the base of the foothills to the Rockies. That makes it an easy town to get around on foot or bike.
I was pleasantly surprised by the whole scene there. There is a burgeoning food culture and they claim to have the greatest number of restaurants per capita of anywhere in the US. (more…)
Yes, it is very special to hold in your hands a copy of a book that you have written.
A book that started as an idea in your head. A book that took over 3 years to write on weekends and evenings when you weren’t too burned out from your “real” job. A book that, almost unbelievably, now has your name on the cover and people will actually be reading. So what does an author do when, after so much work, a book is finally published?
For me, it meant opening a bottle of one of my favorite wines–Domaine Serene 2008 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley here in Oregon. And the next night, opening a bottle of champagne. And, as a real treat, I ate some ice cream. (more…)