Friday, July 22, 2016

New book hits the rack

One of the goals I had for the year was to publish my fourth book of columns. The process
has been slow.

Remembering Big, published in 2008 was my first book and I was so anxious to have copies in my hand that I took a haphazard approach to editing. I sent pieces of the book to one guy in the newspaper business and had one other have a look. And when the book came out, I found tons of errors. The stories were from the heart and I thought they were all good, but  as I read the finished book, some of the errors jumped out and bit me like a "dreadful snake" (the title of an old bluegrass song.) 

The readers were kind and no one pointed them out to me, but then no one had to point them out.

That first book was a learning thing and each book since, I've had a lot of eyes on them and it shows in the finished product.

I'm working on the formatting so that it looks good on Kindle. It should be available on there soon.

I'm proud of Life Goes on. If you know anyone you think might enjoy one, have them get in on I will put these on my webpage soon so that people can buy an autographed copy from me.

It's available on Amazon here

Now on to the goal of solving world peace and finding the path to true happiness.


  1. How exciting! Im gonna read it. Not sure if I want the paperback yet or wait on Kindle. Im loving my iPad and trying to get all the use I can from it which means books too. Im fidgeting here on what to do. Ha . I enjoyed reading Remembering Big.

  2. Good luck with it. Hope it sells big.

  3. Congratulations on your latest book, another feather in your cap.

  4. I am so proud of you and to have something like this to have and to hold and to read... The fruits of your labor! You inspire me so often, thanks Rick
    Blessings, Roxy

  5. Congratulations on your fourth book that is awesome, good luck with the sales... I will put my link over my social media when you get it up xox

  6. Save for Life 101

    Good for you. Looking forward to reading this one also. I reckon all authors (and us would be ones) share that thrill of the first book, you spoke about. Mine still bleeds red when the proofers return them to me. LOL They sorta hang their heads and say, “I’m sorry Jack” LOL

    I have no doubt this one, your 4th! Will be good. I said I am looking forward to having LIFE GOES ON. Mine is one its way, Prime. Amazon makes it too easy for me to order. ;-)

  7. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Ordered it!!

  8. Congratulations, Rick! I love my e-reader, but I think books like this are best enjoyed using two hands.
    (I've added this to my Amazon shopping cart as we speak!)

  9. Congrats on your new book! When we find something we love to do and commit to it we continue to learn and you have learned from your first book and will continue to do so. Love the front cover and I know you will do well


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