The Memoir: Keeping Things in Perspective

I had been hoping to feature a photo of my book in a celebratory blog post before the end of the year, but publication has been bumped to early 2023. Wrote my editor this week: “I was hoping we could get it out at the beginning of this month because I think it’s a perfect feel-good, inspiring Christmas memoir for Queer people.”

Nevertheless, Riverdale Avenue Books is a small company, and a death in the publisher’s immediate family has put operations on hold through the end of the year. I’m OK with that. Well, maybe a little disappointed. But then I reason: THE WAY FROM ME TO US, my “inspiring Christmas memoir for Queer people,” can be just as inspiring for Valentine’s Day, right?

Author and editor Tracy C. Gold offers some solace: “Publishing is an industry that can be soul crushing for authors and it involves a lot of hurrying up and waiting.” So true!

Meanwhile, with Christmas nearly here and our month-long trip to South America coming up in January, I’m focusing on all the other good things: family time, travel preparations, the sheer excitement of a new adventure with Ted. Buenos Aires! Antarctica! Santiago! (And the relief that Peru is not on the itinerary.)

Besides, we’ll have more excitement awaiting us when we return home in February. I’ll have a book coming out!

I’m so grateful to each of you for the ongoing interest you have shown in our story. It means a lot.

Best wishes to you and your families for a great 2023.

Note: The photo is a 2022 Google photo collage.

4 thoughts on “The Memoir: Keeping Things in Perspective

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to two of my favorite people! I wish you safe travels and amazing adventures! Looking forward to seeing the photos and buying a copy of that book when it comes out….(no pun intended)..:-))))
    Love you!

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  2. And so it goes…well, there’s no point in pitching a hissy fit (a Southernism I learned years ago), so have a wonderful trip and rest up for the New Year launch of your book.

    Martin Martin C. Lehfeldt Former President, Southeastern Council of Foundations Writer and speaker in the not-for-profit sector

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