A Kick-off of Another Sort

The Bottom Line

I’ve published my work memoirs, and am selling it for charity. I hope you can help me make a difference.

The Details

In 2014 I published a technical manual on proposal development — my work for 25 years — using little stories to illustrate many of the points I was making. It was a whack of work: the writing, the revising, the laying-out, the marketing. A. Whack. Why had no one warned me?

But as the trauma of giving birth to a book receded, I realized that there were still some stories I wanted to tell:

  • To share the fun and the misery alike with other Proposal Landers
  • To show their significant others what doing proposals is like
  • To leave a record for grandchildren who one day might wonder what that old woman did for a living
  • To make that little voice in my head shut up

I started picking away, writing up an incident here, an encounter there.

Then came the COVID-19 lockdown. I watched singers and dancers and musicians and videographers contribute their creative output for community morale, and I decided to finish this book and to set it free somehow.

That somehow is now defined.

Through August, I’m making excerpts available free on social media, my personal blog, and here. That’s in lieu of me singing on YouTube. You’re welcome.

I’m also selling the entire book, with all proceeds going to Food Banks Canada. You can find it:

  • As an e-book online (Amazon and Smashwords) – for $5 US (~$7 CDN as of this writing)
  • As a print book through Amazon – for $11 US plus shipping (~$15 CDN, ditto)
  • As a PDF by emailing me or contacting me through this blog – for $5 CDN

If you do buy it, thank you!
If you leave an online review, thanks again!
If you share this post with colleagues, many thanks!

Finally, for a proper launch I figured I should do some book readings. Herewith, the YouTube video which is Part 1 of a physically distanced book launch; the corresponding  viewable/downloadable PDF is below.

Introducing Buddy & Me