Who am I, if you’re not you?

Those words will look familiar to you if you’ve been following the journey of my latest book. If you haven’t been, welcome aboard my book train!

I blogged about it here, in case you’d like to catch up. Go ahead and read that post if you like … I’ll wait for ya!

So now that we’re all on the same page (!), here’s the latest …

The book is completely written and being professionally edited. Mascot Books will be publishing this, and they’re currently working on creating some options for the cover art. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Once we have the edited manuscript and the cover art, it will be laid out (both for print and e-book) and then it will go to print.

I’ll have a few copies in hand by Labor Day but the official launch won’t be until October. (When we have an official date, I’ll definitely letcha know!) That extra time gives the publisher an opportunity to do several things:

  1. shop it around to various retailers;
  2. convince them they should carry it;
  3. ship it; and
  4. make sure it is stocked on store shelves before the launch date.

It also allows time for us to schedule some book signings and events to make the biggest possible splash 🙂

This particular post feels a bit self-serving (because it is). I just wanted to keep you in the loop. You’ve all been so supportive of this effort and I couldn’t be more thankful.  This book has been a few years in the making and it’s hard for me to believe I’ll be holding it in my hands in a few short months. Can’t wait to share that moment with you!

P.S. I still haven’t landed @EllenDeGeneres to write the foreword but I’m not giving up! Ellen, if you’re reading this, let’s tawk.


When you care enough to create a card

Way to go, Hallmark! Once again, the company is embracing inclusion. Hallmark has a new card specifically for those undergoing gender transition.

It features a butterflyScreen Shot 2017-05-25 at 8.48.44 AM on the front with the words, “You’re becoming who you’ve always been.” Inside, it says, “How wonderful is that?”

How wonderful is that? I think it’s terrific! Hats off to Hallmark for embracing the LGBTQ+ community. This is the second time I’ve blogged about them – the first time I wrote about how the company featured a real-life gay couple in their Valentine’s commercial.

I think this deserves a new catch-phrase. Instead of ,”There’s an app for that,” I propose we change it to, “There’s a Hallmark card for that.”

I admit I don’t buy as many cards as I used to, but I just might need to visit my local Hallmark store and show them some love. They’re definitely showing love to the LGBT world.

Wouldn’t it be nice if more companies did?