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Mark this day on your calendar. Because today is the day I became a published author!!! Actually several of you became published authors right along with me. Yes, Cooking With Friends
was sent to the publisher today. I should get my copy in the mail in 3 – 5 days according to the publisher. It will take about 2 weeks for it to be available in stores like Borders or at Amazon.com
. I have to wait for the ISBN number to be assigned and that is why it takes 2 weeks for stores to get it And actually the stores won't order it in unless you request it, except for Amazon.com
. But you can't request it until the ISBN number is assigned. If you are like me and can't wait the 2 weeks to order it from your local bookstore, "Cooking with Friends
" is available right now on the Lulu website
I want to thank everyone who made this book possible. You are all my co-authors. I have wanted to write this cookbook since I was Fifteen years old. I really appreciate all of you sending recipes, sending encouragement and just telling me that dreams do come true. (Yes, I stole your tag line Deb
) Now I am ready to get back to work on the 2nd book (the no named romance novel) and the 3rd book (The sequel to Cooking with Friends) and who knows how many more. I feel I may have unleashed a monster. Be afraid, be very afraid!Click on image to enlarge
In between several rewrites today I found time to call the local health department on my pothead neighbor. They are sending an investigator out tomorrow morning to take pictures of the piles of garbage on the potheads patio. They will then send him a letter demanding that he correct the problem in a certain number of days and they will fine him. If he doesn’t correct the problem in the time limit they will send him another letter and another fine. Their reasoning is eventually he will be so sick of being fined that he will pick up his garbage.
As for the waist high grass problem, they told me to contact the local township trustee in regards to that. That person told me basically the same thing that the health department did. They will be sending the pothead letters and fines. But after 10 days if he has not cut the grass they will send a township employee to cut the grass and will not only give the pothead another fine but will also charge him for cutting the grass. Things could get real interesting around here in the next couple of weeks. I may want to move! I’m not a big fan of drama. Buy my house...please.