Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ON TOUR: The Book Has Launched!

Yesterday (4/3/12) my book launched. Actually, it sort of launched a few weeks earlier, but it officially launched yesterday. I was in a daze most of the day. So much goes into the process of writing a book and getting it published. It's a very long journey to this point. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary yesterday. Perhaps I needed a bit of ordinariness to keep me grounded. I started a new quarter of teaching ESL at the community college and did all the things I normally do in a day. I did find it a bit serendipitous, if you will, that a Buddhist monk from Burma appeared in my English class. After all, how often do you have a monk show up in class? The last time that happened, I ended up marrying him. Well, if you are just showing up on this blog, you'll have to read back through my 500 or so posts or buy the book to learn more about that.

A friend did pop by my house out of the blue. I heard a loud knock on the door and thought, Who now? Is it someone trying to convert me? Sell me something I don't need? Do they want me to sign something? I don't answer my home phone anymore. It's all sales calls these days. I wait for it to go to the answering function and then pick it up if it's a friend. I don't even own a cell phone. But I decided, What the hay? Maybe I should just see who's there. I opened the door and my friend gave me a kiss, handed me a half dozen tulips and drove away. How often does that happen?

So even though the day was just like any other, there was definitely something in the air. I'm excited to see what's around the corner. I have a feeling it's going to be extra-ordinary. Stay tuned here as I'm taking you all with me on BOOK TOUR!


  1. congratulations Katherine!!!
    exciting days ahead for you indeed

    love and light

  2. A kiss and a half-dozen flowers. You lucky woman!

    I hope you have a lot of fun on the tour.

  3. My book arrived on Tuesday (in France!) and I started it last night. I'm not sure which I find more inspiring...your beautiful love affair with a monk or your trek around Annapurna! It's a delightful, heartfelt read and you have such courage to lay it out there for all the world. My favorite lesson so far..."There is no such thing as a meaningless coincidence."Congratulations and have fun on the tour.

  4. Have fun on the book tour. And while you're at it, sell some books, too.