I like to compare writing a book to giving birth - with a much longer gestation period than I'm used to. Also, not quite as painful but a lot of hard work for sure and the same kind of exhilaration is there when it's finished. There's nothing like seeing your words in print and your quilts in photos. My new book will come out in January and while it seems a bit early to start promoting it, guess what? I was browsing Amazon.com yesterday and discovered that you can see a preview there. If they're publicizing it, I guess I can finally talk about it myself. I thought, wouldn't it be terrible if someone else stumbled upon it and beat me to the punch and announced the title for me? So here you go, check it out:
Woohoo! This is very exciting! If you've been following my blog from the beginning, you may remember that shortly after I started blogging I announced that I had another book in the works. Seems like years, doesn't it?? Actually, that was over a year ago and it will be another long 4-5 months until we have it in our hands. About 18 months from conception to publication. Whew! Same as for a baby elephant and a little more than for a killer whale.
Those of you in my Yahoo group will be happy to see that the group Friendship Album quilt made it to the cover! If you use a magnifying glass you may be able to see the signatures of those who participated and made blocks, which I then put together into a quilt. Very cool. It was fun researching and writing about women's sewing experiences during the Civil War and this quilt project fit right in.
The book is not even printed up yet so don't e-mail me for a copy. And, just so you know, I'll be taking pre-orders for signed books on my website in a bit, same as I did for Remembering Adelia. If, when I buy my books, they arrive a little early, then yours may too. If you're NOT interested in a signed book (and the shipping cost), ask your local quilt shop about it in November or December - it's still a little early now but some of them will be taking pre-orders as we get closer to January. They appreciate knowing how many to order ahead of time.
Yes, it's almost a book - finally!