Publishing a Book

I am in the process of publishing a book and it’s a bit messy, but exciting! I recently won the Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest. There is a link to my winning piece in the previous post. Dan has been a huge help and very encouraging in the process.

Currently, my book is going through a critique before it is sent to beta readers. After that, the book will be cleaned up, put in the proper format, and given a shiny new cover. But the whole process started seven years ago with an idea.

When I get an idea for my writing, I go into it head first. With Ruby Slips, two different universes collided to take form into a finished work. The first was reality. I’m not going to deny that some of my ideas came from my life and what I was going through in my career as a teacher. The second was fantasy. I love The Wizard of Oz and the theme fit in perfectly into what I was trying to convey and added the humor and over-the-top characters I needed.

I have to admit, other than our careers, I am very different from Dottie Gale.


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