Oh my! So, publishing a book is a little like offering your soul up for examination … and so I have. Gathering, Homespun Essays from Beech Tree Lane, is out!
You can buy it online from various links. I’ve done the research. Slip over and visit the "Books and Where to find them" page on this site. There are clickable links to take you to the site of your choice so you may make a purchase. A great big Thank You and Lots of Love to all who have already purchased their copies! You are truly great! Yes, another in the series of essays is due out, likely the first of next year. We’ll see.
I’m not sure exactly what this means, if anything, but I found out that this Amazon page ranked Gathering No. 7 on the Amazon Hot New Releases, photographer essays category… you can see that by clicking here … Rankings change, so it was nice for a while!
The book publishing biz runs on reviews, so they say. It also runs on sales. If you’ve read a little in Gathering and are enjoying it, please leave a review on whatever site you’d like, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble … In the meantime, for those who want to get the book, but don't order online, I’ll be working to see if I can get Gathering in a store close to you. Tell me where you shop and I’ll see if I can get the book there for you!
Speaking of meeting you, I’ll be at the following book signings in the Pee Dee area of SC, and know that more are being planned. Thanks for the support.
David Brown and I will be at the Johnsonville Public Library at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 7 to sign books. We will each have books with us and light refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome. David's new book is Only Death: Tragedy in Williamsburg, an historical fiction account based on an actual event in 1870. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Johnsonville Public Library.
5 p.m., Thursday, October 17 in the Lake City Library
6 p.m., Tuesday, October 29 in the Pamplico Library
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, November 9 in the Artisans Outpost in Johnsonville.
One last note, Gathering is offered as an Ebook, available on Overdrive ... search Owens and nonfiction essays/nature ... more soon!