"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

** The Motivational Lou **

Earlier today I wrote briefly about my publisher, Lou. (that's short for Louella!) I decided Lou deserved a little more than just a sentence or two.

Lou is such a neat person. She is a wonderful writer, an awesome, hard-working publisher, a cheer-leader for her writer friends, an excellent editor, and she always offers intelligent and valuable critiques. Wow! No wonder I like her! So, when she said she'd like to publish my memoir, you better believe I jumped at the opportunity.

Among all the hundreds of tasks Lou performs every day, she's also been diligently working on the new website for her company: High Hill Press. Please jump on over there and check it out. There are writing contests to enter, requests for essays, etc.  Also, click on the link that says "Back Porch Book Chat". You can read a beautiful essay Lou wrote a few years ago about her grandparents and how the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, came into her life. The title of her story is: On the Bank of the Illinois.

One more reason to check out High Hill Press website. There just happens to be a little highlight section, right at the top of the home page....and you might see a name you recognize!!...Plus another one....Donna, of Donna's Book Pub!


I can't thank Lou enough for all her enthusiasm!!

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” -- Napoleon Hill

21 comments:

  1. Looks like you've found yourself a great publisher!

    I loved the wooly mammoth photo prompt on the site. :)

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  2. Hi Becky,
    Lou is one in a million. Wish I had half of her energy.
    Donna

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  3. Congratulations on finding a publisher. Only high sales for your book, Roland

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  4. Becky, that is great! Thanks for posting this and sharing Lou's site.

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  5. That's exciting, Becky! And I like your publisher's site and will be back to visit her again when I have more browsing time.

    =)

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  6. Hi, Becky,
    I am so excited for you that Lou wants to publish your book!! She sounds like a wonderful person, and I am going over to her site to read more. To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book and movie. I have read it many times. I am a little late getting around to all the Tea Time posts, but I wanted to comment on your pretty charming teacup!! Enjoy your day and upcoming weekend, my friend~ Love and blessings~ Vicki

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  7. looks like you will be going forward in your writing and who knows ?

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  8. Hi Janel! Thanks so much! I consider myself very lucky! Lou really is great.

    Hi Donna. Thanks! Yep, you said it! Lou is one in a million! And yeah, even 1/3 of her energy would be good!

    Hi Roland. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and leave a comment..AND become a follower! I will definitely pop over and read your blog, too. Thanks again!

    Hi Kathy! Thank you, too!

    Thanks, Sue! Yes, definitely look it over and submit some things!

    Hi Vicki! Thank you very much! How sweet of you! I also love To Kill a Mockingbird...the book and movie! It doesn't seem possible the book is 50 years old! Eeek! Thanks about my tea cup, too. I only made it around to about 5 blogs for that. I hope everyone will understand!

    Hi Rose! Thanks! And yes...who knows??!! Look out world...here I come!! :)

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  9. How very cool, Becky! You must be getting so excited to see your book once it is published. I know I would be if it were me.

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  10. What a blessing for you! Congrats on your success:) Thanks for the links.
    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  11. I think you found a publisher, a motivator, a great writer, and a friend! I'm so glad I got to meet her. She's a gem!

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  12. Hi Daisy! Thanks! Yes, I'm really getting anxious to see it and hold it in my hands!! Wow! I still can't believe it!

    Hi Karen! Thanks so much! Hope you submit something to High Hill! Happy Weekend to you, too!

    Hey Tam! You are correct on all of that! And I'm so glad you were able to meet Lou, too!!

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  13. Loved reading about Lou, seems like a really great person, glad you found her :)

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  14. Oh, and congrats!!!
    Can't wait to read that book of yours :)

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  15. Thank you sister for the beautiful card and for all the work you spent in designing the right card and verses for me. It means so much. I love you Becky. There is an award for you on my bloggy! Mollye

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  16. Hi Estrella! Thank you very much! I'm just thrilled to be where I am right now, ya know?

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  17. Hi Mollye! Thank you SO much. You are very welcome for the card. I only make homemade ones for very special people! :)

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  18. Lou is a great gal, and lots of fun to boot!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi K9 Pat! You are correct, ma'am!

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  20. Hey Becky! You're a lucky duck! I'm looking forward to getting a copy of your book (signed, of course!)

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  21. Hi Lisa! Thanks! But, hey....any of you wonderful writers out there can contact Lou and see about getting YOUR books published!!

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