About a year ago, I began sending out a monthly newsletter in anticipation of the publishing of my book “We Are Different Now”to be on the market by June 2013. So, I thought I would tell you why I chose the title “Smoke Signals” for said newsletter.
First of all, both my paternal great-grandfather and my maternal great-grandmother were half Cherokee. In addition, if you’ve read my book, you know the story of the raven that attended Pete’s (the subject of my book) outdoor memorial service and also the fact that a raven has come to our house every single day since then, now three and a half years. Raven is the patron saint of smoke signals or spirit messages represented by smoke. Thus, it seemed perfect for the title of my newsletter.
To those of you who have stayed with me during this new adventure, I am eternally grateful for your support and loyalty. Who knew how much work was involved after you actually write a manuscript and sign with a publisher. I’ve met many wonderful people along the path, many of whom have become good friends, and I’ve learned more than I ever dreamed possible about the infrastructure of the book publishing world. Many old and dear friends and relatives (and a couple of new ones) have faithfully remained by my side, as well, and cheered me on when the load got just a little bit heavy for me to carry alone. I count you all among my blessings.
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