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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New edition of first book

When I knew the anthology, "Still Me After All These Years" was going to be published, I began thinking about my other books. My first, a memoir called "Following the Whispers,"has been out of print for awhile and was only available as an ebook. I wasn't sure what to do about it.

One day, while browsing blogs, L. Diane Wolfe http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com, posted about design and formatting services she and her husband provide. I contacted her about re-formatting my memoir so I could make it available on Amazon and other outlets in both print and e-book formats.

Working with Diane and her husband was terrific. They are talented, thoughtful, dedicated, and extremely responsive. My memoir was re-done in a matter of days at a very reasonable cost, I might add. Diane designed the interior and Craig handled the cover. I am thrilled with the result.

Here's what the book looks like now and the links to find it, should anyone care to check it out.
Thank you Diane and Craig, for helping make what for me was a very challenging project, relatively painless and extremely satisfying.





Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the new release!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm so happy it turned out well and your print book is back out in the world.

Karen Walker said...

Thanks, Alex.
Me, too, Diane. Thanks again

Stephanie Faris said...

They did SUCH a good job! I've noticed several authors doing this recently--a couple of times, I've started to buy a book, only to realize I've already read it when it had a different cover!!! Shows how much I remember a book by its cover.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Congratulations for getting the book back out there, Karen, and for posting your experience with Diane and her husband. When I first saw Diane's notes about their formatting skills, I took notes and put them in the back of my calendar. Sooner or later, I'm going to take the plunge and I know I'll need extra help.

Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations!! That's such a wonderful book, I still have my copy of the first edition.
Good to know about Diane's services, I have been thinking about these issues with my own books so it's great to learn about an affordable and professional option.

koi seo said...

I'm so happy it turned out well and your print book is back out in the world.