Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jeannine Atkins' "Views from a Window Seat" -- now in print!


Almost since Jeannine and I got together thirty-plus years ago, I have been bugging her about self-publishing some of her wonderful writing work. I doubt that the following is solely the result of my pestering her over the years, but it probably had some kind of effect. (At least I would like to think so.)




Jeannine just finished the final approval stages for her first self-published book, a collection of essays about writing and life from her blog, "Views From A Window Seat", aptly titled "Views from a Window Seat: Thoughts on Writing and Life" and it is now available through amazon.com. I'm proud to say that I helped her out a little with the  book design and layout, including her new "Stone Door Press" logo. (I wish I could take credit for the gorgeous photo of flowers she chose for the cover, but that's right from Jeannine's camera and her artist's eye.) -- PL

P.S. Here's a view of the back cover:



10 comments:

Adam Riches said...

I just bought my copy on Amazon. I'm in the very early stages of a self-published project and am soaking up relevant advice and inspiration everywhere I can. Without any hesitation, I can easily say that what you and Kevin did with Mirage has been my lifelong go-to inspiration that has always motivated my career as an artist, so I look forward to seeing what further wisdoms I have to gain from the Laird family brain trust! Please tell Jeannine good luck on her book release, I'll be sure to leave a review on Amazon once I receive/read it!

Jeannine Atkins said...

Thanks, Peter. It has taken me a long while to let this lesson sink in, but what can I say, better late than never. Of course I couldn't have done any of it without you. xo

and thank you, Adam, for buying and planning to read and leave an Amazon review. That would be great!

BL said...

Congratulations Jeannine! Time to party! (And...buy a lot of your new books!)
Bruce

Melodye said...

I know full well that, while writing is oftentimes a lonely adventure, we are always happy for traveling companions that encourage and inspire us--akin to the tireless support that you provide your lovely partner, Jeannine. (Me, too, but that's another story...)

Kvelling for the both of you, and wishing all good things for Stone Gate Press

Melodye said...

Oops, Stone Door Press (not Stone Gate). Ha, I apparently decided she'd need a wider entrance, to help accommodate all her traveling companions & guests. :)

Adam Riches said...

Just thought I'd add to this post I already received my copy in the mail, in only 4 days! I'm eager to jump in as soon as I can get a small break from work.

BL said...

This book....rocks! Just bought eight copies! All the best success Jeannine!
-Bruce-

Bridgett said...

Lovely cover! Was a Kindle edition ever considered? I find myself sending more and more stuff to the e-reader these days.

Jeannine Atkins said...

Bridget, thank you for your compliment on the cover and your interest. There wasn't a kindle when Peter wrote this, but now there is.

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