Truly. It’s been like having a baby. Nine months of hard work and then two days ago, the delivery. I had chosen the name, and now I must send out announcements.
You know by now that this is a simple collection of things I’ve written through the years, some prose (true stories) and some poetry. The title is: PLAYING LIFE by EAR . . Notes from 89 years of living, learning, laughing, loving and believing. Some of the pieces have already appeared on this site . . before people said “hey, stop . . put them into a book.”
A book sounded like a hard thing to do. And it was.
You will forgive any imperfection, I’m sure. Much of the poetry that I wrote years ago has rhyme, and each line begins with a capital letter. I have left it that way. Why update my old verse when I have followed it with new verse, and anyway I tend to think that content is much more important than form. I will be so happy if even one person gets one thing from the book that has special meaning for him/her. I’m hoping people will write and tell me.
The book will eventually be available through most book stores, but for right now it can be ordered here:
or by phone: 1-800-288-4677
At the iUniverse bookstore you can see the book and the description of contents on the back cover.
Since I self-published, I am responsible for seeing that the book is promoted and advertised. That’s quite an assignment for an 89-year old lady, but I’m deep into it already with book readings and interviews, etc. I hope my readers will help me also. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors and the people you work with about my book. Maybe send a note to your contacts.
Mahalo in advance for your help
Mahalo and Aloha,
– Doris Markland