Wow, we’ve arrived at our new website

The more twists and bumps in the road, the slower you go and the more time there is for learning, reflection, and appreciating the scenery along the way.

I went looking this morning for a quote that articulated all that I am feeling as, one by one, the roadblocks to printing Upwards fall behind. I couldn’t find one, so I wrote one. Yesterday, the book went to press, which we’ve discovered is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dad is already planning a road trip down there in mid-October to fill his truck with boxes of books, 1,000 copies for the first print run.

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With Jane Karker, president of Maine Authors Publishing, having a first look at the interior press proofs. There will be 10 pages of color photos in the center of the book.

What is on my list of author chores this weekend? Writing this post, most importantly, to let everyone know that the book launch party will happen in late October. The delay has given me precious time to work on marketing and publicity and business tasks such as getting set up to accept credit card payments and collect Maine state sales tax. My next post, very soon, will announce the exact date and location for the book launch! In the meantime, I would love to hear back from a few of you that this post reached you fine.

It’s amazing how excited this pile of stuff makes me. My Square gadget, for an extra $29, will be able to accept chip credit cards. I’ve joined the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, am scheduling presentations, and there, on my brand-new business cards, is the cover of Upwards!

13 thoughts on “Wow, we’ve arrived at our new website”

  1. Laurie, I am so excited for you. It has been a wild ride with lots of ups and downs and twists and turns. You know, sort of like paddling a canoe on a variety of rivers. You never know what will be around the next bend but you can bet it will be awesome! Love you , Laurie. You are amazing!

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  2. Wow and WOW! Having been daily observers of your NFCT adventure from afar – worrying when you didn’t “check in” on time – celebrating when you did, we’ve shared your joys of completion (of the trip and the printed book.) A gestation not unlike birthing your two fabulous kids! Congratulations and love, Mary & Bill Bausch

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  3. Welcome into our humble beloved cottage on Biscay Pond. What a momentous moment to have the website activated as the anticipated book launching approaches.

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  4. Still so busy…too busy. Forgot to write that I was able to open this block and check out your website per your request. (I read it right away and then promptly forgot to follow up.) Works for me!

    Seems like you are making some inroads despite any speedbumps. Looking forward to seeing it in print. I want to give my parents a copy, for Christmas, if possible. Keep me posted on the launch—and wish I was closer to be able to be there!

    Katina Daanen/Indigo Design Ph: 920.619.1044 •


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