The latest chapter of the journey

You may have realised by now that I love a good learning curve. It keeps you young (I am all for that) and it’s good for the brain. Ahimsa book cover

Well, becoming a published author has certainly been an exercise in keeping on the ball. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing process and I thought I had done the hard work by finding a publisher, Grosvenor House Publishing.

But the hardest work has come with marketing it and keeping up the momentum. It has been fun but it involves a lot of time-consuming work.

Every day I think of something else I should be doing, whether it is organising for some books to be delivered to an outlet, doing a radio interview or checking my stats now that I am on Amazon’s Author Central.

Can’t complain though, as it has been fun to revisit and enjoy all the stories from the travels over and over.

So far in this latest chapter of the journey, there are two things that I have particularly enjoyed. The first was talking to strangers at a book signing at a Christmas gala evening at a garden centre. It’s one thing to sign books for friends and family but it’s another thing entirely when strangers stop and talk to you and then buy the book, either for themselves or as a gift. 

The second highlight was receiving a handwritten letter from none other than Sir David Attenborough. I sent him a copy of the book and he wrote back to thank me. Understandably, he has a policy of not endorsing books (after all, he must be sent a lot of requests) but he took the time to send a handwritten note. My children are particularly proud of that and I think it may just have to be framed.

I have no idea how sales are going but I should add that Ahimsa is now out on Amazon Kindle and other ebook formats. It is, of course, also still available on Amazon.

One thought on “The latest chapter of the journey

  1. David Attenborough no less….congratulations! x

    On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 at 20:13, Our Asian Adventure wrote:

    > kidswontleavehome posted: “You may have realised by now that I love a good > learning curve. It keeps you young (I am all for that) and it’s good for > the brain. Well, becoming a published author has certainly been an > exercise in keeping on the ball. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing” >

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