Tomorrow is the big day for the book launch reception. I have been busy all week getting ready for it outside of my day job. I will let you know all about how it went. Plans are to video tape some of it, and my presentation. If it turns out, I will share that as well. I still have a lot of things to do before 2 p.m. tomorrow.
So many nice things have happened this week, I will share a few.
Lilian Gafney posted a lovely review of the book on Amazon. This is a portion of what she wrote; the rest is where she posted it on the books page at: http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Rocky-Road-Love-Faith/dp/1463554672/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1
“This amazing book has it all, from terrible news to lighter humor. It all happened when a large raccoon was found on their exercycle in the morning room. He was sitting on the bike with his hands on the handle trying to figure out how to work it. This book is a valuable addition to those suffering from cancer and at the same time for those who have their health. Many times in life we agonize over the small dramas and forget the most important thing: that we’re here on earth to enjoy life as best as we can and to forgo the insignificant events in our lives. This book teaches just that.”~ Lilian Gafney
Then I receive an email from a former student who wrote to tell me she had purchased the book and had read it. I can’t even explain how I felt when I read it, but I can tell you I was teary eyed. This is what she wrote:
“I purchased your book Traveling a Rocky Road With Love, Faith, and Guts...and I read it! It was a good read. I don't know exactly what to say about your story but I do admire your heart and strength, your "GUTS". I wanted to let you know that I'm glad I read your book and I feel blessed to have been taught by & crossed paths with such a woman and what an amazing woman you are!”
I, also, stopped by WJBF to see my friend Jennie Montgomery. She has been so supportive in my quest to bring about bladder cancer awareness, and to help the American Bladder Cancer Society. Later, I discovered that she had posted a message about the book and a story on the station’s website. How fantastic. Thank you, Jennie. Here is the link to that news item: http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2012/mar/21/sylvia-l-ramsey-reception-and-booksigning-ar-3455046/ .
The book is selling even though it hasn’t been enough time to get it listed in the book distributors’ catalogs. I have had emails wanting to know where it can be purchased. For now, it is Amazon. However, by the middle of next month, it should be available for bookstores, and libraries to order.
Look for an update on the book launch reception as soon as I catch my breath.