Thursday, May 21, 2015
I have some exciting news to share about my mom's book, Without a Manual... It's finally been published, and is available for sale!
In addition to many posts from this blog, for the book my mom wrote some additional posts. I also wrote the final chapter of the book, wrapping up the ending of my mom's story. Many of her dear friends also contributed their words to the book - I may be biased, but I think the combined efforts are a beautiful tribute to my mom's life.
My mom and I had decided that we would like 50% of the proceeds of the book to be donated to charity. I had the idea that the charity would change on a quarterly basis, and I will be updating that information as it comes up.
Currently, the book is available for sale through the publisher - this is the best route regardless, as a higher percentage of royalties is achieved that way. A higher portion of the proceeds coming to me means, essentially, that a higher amount can be donated to charity. Paperbacks and hardcover books can be purchased through the publisher, FriesenPress, and I have been told by friends who have already made purchases that the book is available as an eBook on the kobo store and the iTunes bookstore. I haven't received much information about eBook availability, but will update once I know more.
The book through the publisher is $16.99CAN for a paperback, and $22.99CAN for a hardcover.
In the coming weeks, the book will also be made available on Amazon and other online retailers. Again, when they are available through those avenues I will post more information about it.
Thank you to all the readers of my mom's blog, Without a Manual, for your support over the years - both in times when my mom was still with us and when she wasn't. I know she appreciated all the positive thoughts sent our way immensely, as do I.
I am so proud of the beautiful book she put together. It can be purchased at http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000013246088.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
It's been quite a long process, and I'm sure many of you have been anxiously watching for news about the book, Without a Manual. I'm glad to announce that the final forms have been submitted this morning, and the book should be for sale in a few short weeks. I'm finally able to bring to fruition the book that my mom dreamed of, and I could not be more excited to see the final product.
Thank you for sticking with me through the creation of this beautiful piece of work. I'll update you when it's officially available for purchase!
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Monday, December 2, 2013
For those of you following the entire series of “Last Right”, the fourth segment will air this evening on The National – featuring viewer responses.
In the next few days there’s a possibility of an on-line discussion, if energy permits I hope to participate.
Here’s a link to an on-line magazine (comments welcomed) created by CBC at:
For anyone wishing to view my and Suzanna’s segment from last week please visit:
Thanks again for the support coming our way, I’m amazed by how many friends from my past have reached out. It’s been quite a week!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Thank you for watching our story on last night’s episode of the “Last Right” documentary on CBC.
We thank you for your support, we thank you for listening with an open heart, we thank you for the many, many personal notes that have had us smiling, laughing and crying.
We thank you for letting us know that whether you’re friend or stranger, you care about the rest of our journey.
Sandy and Suzanna
If you haven’t yet seen the episode, you can find it here:
(and thank you to the many who have shared this link with others).