Book Life by Barb Abelhauser

YES, writing, editing, formatting, and publishing a book feels like giving birth (not necessarily to an elephant); and for good reason.

barbs book on library shelf

It also feels REALLY good to know that the book, A BridgeTender’s View: Notes on Gratitude has been spotted in a variety of places all around the world (beyond Seattle, Montana, and Kansas.)

“I also happen to know that my book has made it as far as Australia, Singapore, Argentina, England, Canada, and Germany. It has developed a life of its own. My little book, all grown up, making new friends and visiting places I may never have a chance to go. That’s amazing to me.” ~Barb Abelhauser

Blogger, Author, and Seattle Bridgetender Barb Abelhauser writes a post every day.

She’s also EXCELLENT about responding to readers who comment, readers who let her know they bought the book; and she is committed to gently reminding readers (new and returning) with each new blog published…”there is a curated collection of favorite posts on #gratitude if they want to feel a real book in their hands.”(hint, hint)

We had fun coming up with the first Social Media posts that were “tweet-length” and crafted to invoke curiosity. I’m honored that she took to heart the book promotion plan we mapped out from day one. Not every author is willing to toot their own horn after publication and launch which I can understand, BUT that isn’t going to necessarily help readers discover your book, now is it?

As a lifelong writer with a spotty record these past years of posting on my own blog, I admire her commitment to writing daily. I appreciate her observations, insights, and willingness to share what’s on her mind and heart. It’s easy to admire some one who makes the time daily.

Making the time to write, edit, schedule and post with consistency is the first step.

Barb is an avid observer of the world (inner and outer) with a long list of ideas to keep her company. She takes the first step at some point each day, and that has made all the difference.

Barb Abelhauser Book One

She’s also got three other volumes to publish if her dedicated readers nudge her.

#dogstories #drawbridgestories #enthusiosity

Follow her daily writing by subscribing to her blog and rest assured not a day goes by that she doesn’t publish original content.

P.S. If there is a book project living in you that is insisting “quietly” to be realized and you want support, I AM here for you. ~Deborah Drake

 

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About Deborah Drake

Deborah Drake is the founder of Authentic Writing Provokes, a full-time wordsmith, a publishing specialist, and an avid competitive storyteller. She champions the power of storytelling, good grammar, and on occasion--breaking the rules in the name of innovation. She has helped over a hundred clients develop, write, edit, and self-publish their website content, blogs, and books---Above all, she is an advocate for authentic writing, heart-based marketing, and bold self-promotion--that authentically reflects essence, vision, and mission. “What we can relate to personally, we can understand better, sooner, and more quickly. Authentic self-expression ALWAYS provokes." **Co-author of two non-fiction/self-help books, Burn Your Resume. You Need a Professional Profile and Message in a Bottle.** Deborah appreciates the stunning Pacific Northwest for its greenness even though she misses the salt air and sandy beaches of her native Monterey Peninsula--happily lives in Bellevue with her family, where she starts most days with an early morning walk to fuel her focus and creativity.

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  1. Thanks for all the kind words, Deborah! And I can assure everyone that Deborah is great support if you are thinking of publishing a book! Mine would not exist if not for her expertise, and I will be forever grateful for that.

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