Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Advance Copy

 I received a special package today, from Utah State University Press. I waited till my husband got home so he could join me in opening it (and take some photos for me!). This is something I've waited years and years to receive.

 The package was a little tricky to open! Fortunately my husband had his knife handy.

 It's a book! But not just any book...

 It's my book! Welcome Great Basin National Park: A Guide to the Park and Surrounding Area!

 This was the first time I've seen it all put together. I've reviewed and edited so many versions of the manuscript, but this is the first time to flip through the pages in book form (6" x 9"), feel the heft (it weighs over three pounds!), and see the entire layout. The color photos look awesome!

 I can't remember the exact number of photos, but it's over one hundred.

We still have to wait a few weeks for the rest of the copies to arrive. They're literally on a slow boat from China, then a fast train to Chicago (to the University of Chicago Press Distribution Center), and then on trucks to various places that order them. You can see more about the book at the Utah State University Press website, my author page, or by clicking on the link to the right.

I have to admit it all feels a little overwhelming, sort of like giving birth. Thank goodness giving birth doesn't take as long as publishing a book!

16 comments:

~It's Just Me~ said...

You look ready to float right off the ground with happiness! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! All you hard work paid off. Hooray for you!!!!
gs

Silver Fox said...

Congratulations! I'll be ordering it soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

UA

The Incredible Woody said...

How exciting!! Congratulations, my friend!

Janille said...

CONGRATULATIONS! ☺

G. Robison said...

Congratulations and thank you for your hard work to make this happen!!

Ed said...

Very cool, congrats.

John said...

Very nice indeed. Being new here, I was about to ask you to come out from behind the camera for a change. I got my wish and what a huge grin. You get one, "official, highly coveted, patent pending, often copied but never duplicated Dr. Mosley – attagirl!” Two thumbs up!

jhami said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - what a great accomplishment!! So when do you embark on your country wide book signing tour :-)

gut

M.E. Masterson said...

Congratulations!!!

Annette said...

Woot!
Congratulations! How exciting!

jendoop said...

Congratulations! I will definitely get one!

Sandy said...

Congratulation fantastic. I can't wait to get my hands on it. =)

Chanelle said...

Congrats! I just found your blog and LOVE it! And I just might buy your book ... it looks very interesting.

Chanelle

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