Monday, April 2, 2012

The book is now published

The Haphazard Gardener was completed last year with the help and guidance of Sue Johnson - tutor with Writers' News Home Study Courses.  The words came thick and fast; suddenly I knew where the book was going and in which order to put it all together.  Sometimes one assignment critique from Sue was followed swiftly by my next finished assignment.  She spoke of 'letting her coffee go cold' whilst she read the next piece.  My confidence grew.

The manuscript has had so many read-throughs, each time I came across silly little mistakes; whether read to myself or aloud.  My daughter Sorcha gave me the final proofread. 

I offered the manuscript to several publishers and received some nice responses - but all rejections except via Vanity Publishers; some of which required a fortune to publish, whilst others were more modest.

An advert for FeedARead appeared to be the solution I was looking for.  The book is now published - privately - whilst I wait for my copy to review.  Once reviewed it will go public.  In the meantime I am working on a kindle copy.


  1. Hi Penelope, good luck with the book. The cover looks fab.

  2. Hi Suzy, Thanks - it was a photo my daughter took of me about 10 years ago - then, writing a book of my time in the garden was the last thing on my mind.

  3. Congratulations on getting this far.

    1. Thanks Patsy - I am on a steep learning curve, there is so much new 'stuff' to learn. I will inbox you in the next few days - I need to pick your brain!