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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Dreamed Fulfilled

New story at Cassie's tomorrow!

Did you have a dream when you were a kid. Something you hope to accomplish in life? I did – it was a dream I know lots of people have. I never really thought it would come true, but it’s been in my head for nearly six decades. My dream – I wanted to write a book.

Some of you may be saying, “Umm… PK you’ve written a book. Actually, you’ve written fourteen. We can send you the links if you like.” That’s true and I’m really proud of all those books. But the dream wasn’t quite fulfilled. I wanted to hold the book in my hands.  

And now I can.




By pestering them nearly to death, I got Blushing Books to make paperbacks of the Cassie series available. Now to my average reader this won’t mean much. If you’ve read them on your Kindle, you don’t need them in paperback. But to me, it means everything. 

Last year I heard from a lovely reader who told me she truly loved all the Cassie books – but that the editing was not good and it really bothered her. I agreed. But once I’d done the edits that were sent to me by my publisher, I had no further way to make the corrections when I would come across them. When Blushing (who have better editors now than they did when I started) agreed to do the paperbacks, I asked them if it was possible for me to go through and re-edit them before they were printed. They said I was welcomed to as long as it didn’t cost them. 

It took months and months – the books read so much better now. Now don’t think for one minute I was able to do it. I still go to spellcheck for anything harder than c-a-t. No, it was my lovely reader – Rosie Dee who worked with me on this. And I mean worked! But we went through all ten. I have no doubt that mistakes might still be found, but they had to work to stay hidden from Rosie Dee! And she has my undying gratitude!

 All this re-editing and pushing for the paperbacks may seem silly to some, but I think about the future. Someday I may have grandchildren, but who knows when or how much of their lives I’ll be here for. If I’m not around when they’re grown they can read about Cassie and maybe think of me as this fun, vivacious, loving woman. Mollie will be sure they know they’re fictional, but they’re still fun. My own tiny bit of immortality.

Although there are ten Cassie books, they have combined them into five books – each containing two of the original. This made them the right length for a real ‘book’. So although they cost more than I’d like, people will be getting two books for this price.

I feel great contentment holding these books in my hand. I’ve fulfilled a dream and I just wanted to share the news with you.



You can find these here.

28 comments:

  1. Yay for you, PK! What a MAJOR accomplishment!! Enjoy that wonderful feeling!

    My dream was to earn an athletic scholarship to college and I was fortunate enough to have accomplished it.

    Congrats on your life's work being in print! Hugs, Windy

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    1. Thank you very much! Looks like we both got what we wanted.

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  2. Hi PK, this is fantastic and a huge achievement. Congratulations! There is nothing like a paper back book. The look and smell. I'm so, so happy for you :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. I do love holding a book - especially this one!

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  3. Anonymous6:27 AM

    Congratulations PK. That's wonderful.
    Sue-B

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  4. Congratulations, PK! ... how wonderful to be able hold these in your hands. My Gram was an author of sorts. She had a colllection of her poetry self published in the 50's ... I treasure my copy of her book like no other book I've ever owned. I'm sure your grandkids will feel the same about yours as well someday ... nj ... xx

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    1. That would be a wonderful book to have. I would love to think my grandkids would feel the same way.

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  5. PK,
    You and I have talked about this many times. Hooray! Pestering works and I send a heartfelt congratulations.
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you very much. Most of the time I really don't want to be seen as a pest, but this was important.

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  6. Congratulations. I know how much you wanted this to happen.

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  7. Such fantastic news. So happy for you. Congratulations my friend.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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  8. PK, if you could only see me dancing and singing here in front of my computer!!! I am glad for you, of course. You have realized that dream from so long ago.

    But I am glad for me too. The Cassie books are very special to me. They were really such a big part of my getting to know blogland and getting to know you, my friend. I am going to order my copies and treat myself to a bag of Tootsie Rolls when I first open Cassie's Space and touch the pages.

    So Damn Proud of You!
    So Says Ella

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    1. I knew that you would be excited! So snuggle down with those Tootsie Rolls and go to town!

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  9. I am thrilled that you have realized your dream! Your grandchildren will be proud of their cool (or whatever word it will be) grandmother. Cassie has become like a real friend to me. I'm so happy that more people may get to know her with the paperbacks. Your way with words is exceptional. I am proud to have had a little share in making your dream come true. And I love having you as a friend, too.
    Rosie Dee

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    1. You had a great deal to do with this becoming a reality! I just love that some of my friends love Cassie like I do.

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  10. How great PK! There is something blissful about holding the paper version in your hands! I love your writing and I tried not to "look" for mistakes (sorry, career fallout), but those books and Cassie realky resonated with me!

    Way to go PK!

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    1. Rosie Dee helped me fine the ones I would never have seen - but the one I did see flashed at me like a neon light!

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  11. That's great, PK! I'm really happy for you.

    So good, too, that you had someone help with rectifying errors before releasing them. I know some people don't care about grammar and spelling, but I do, and there are some great books out there that have really been let down by poor editing.

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    1. I care greatly about it, but that doesn't mean I'm good at editing. I was a math teacher and as long as I know what something is saying, I pass right over the error.

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  12. Oh my goodness, how exciting! :) They look wonderful! I am so glad that you can have them on your shelf to pick up and hold, and look at at any time. :) Way to go on all the hard work of reediting 10 books, WOW!
    EsMay

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy and pleased. Now if I can talk Nick into building a new bookshelf!

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  13. As an avid reader, there is nothing like a real book in my hand. I love books and the feel and smell of them is something else. So glad that your dream came true, you deserve only the best!

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    1. Thanks, Blondie! I do love holding them. They feel - real!

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  14. Congratulations PK, so glad your dream came true.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Thanks, Rosie! It feels great.

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