…… and onto Amazon.
How many of you have googled yourself? And found your name in unlikely places—no, not the most wanted list, but some place you did not expect.
Today that type of search yields many sites that offer you background information (and criminal records) or addresses or phone numbers—all that public information swirling in cyber space. Some where in that list is a lesson plan I created twenty years ago for National Geographic. I hope some teacher, somewhere, found it useful.
Before I moved out of Massachusetts, I loved searching for my name in the catalog of my local library system and seeing my name pop up. It was attached to a couple of videos on town history done for the town Historical Commission and the Tucker family history. Multiple copies of the Tucker history were printed at the local copy store, shared with Tucker descendants, and placed by local libraries in their genealogical and local history collections.
Before I left, 200 Years and Still Friends made it into the catalogue. This for me was “big time.” A limited run was printed, there was no ISBN number, and most copies were sold “in house” to Friends Academy families. Still, I was and am still proud of the work that went into it. I researched and wrote the text, but the layout was done by Geraldine Millham.
In the next few days, I step up the game. My name will now be on Amazon and other book seller’s lists. I am publishing under my own imprint (Stitches in Time Publishing) Princess to Prioress: The Story of Adele of Blois.
It will be in paperback form through Amazon and ebook form on Amazon and from other ebook vendors. It actually will be available to library ebook programs.
I will not make a fortune on this venture. However, Adele’s story needed to be told, and I wanted to do it.
So, if you like historical fiction, keep an eye out for my name on a cover.