The new releases are approaching...
and we have cover art to share.
The above drawing of Gus
was drawn by Jay Gillen, and I am thrilled to be able to use it
as part of the new effort, Life Won't Pass Me By.
As a result of some last
minute juggling (which likely will be outlined in a few July Now
Playing entries), the two collections set for release this summer
will both be published in August.
Each of the new books
includes material designed to recognize the 14th Annivesarty of
In My Backpack. Both titles will heavily focus on the
past five years, though each will also dive deep into the history
of the site for content.
Won't Pass Me By features essays taken from around
the 'ville, and offers a few pieces that date back to some of
the earliest content posted on the web site. At the current time,
I can confirm that more than forty pieces will be included. All
of the essays have been updated a bit, if only for general editing.
Some have undergone significant re-writes. Publication date: August
covers many of the interviews that have appeared on the site.
As an added bonus, there will be exclusive content found only
in the book. A few participants have responded to some new questions.
And in one case, we have a brand new interview with a returning
friend. Publication date: August 22, 2017
This month, the Now
Playing area will include content about a lot of different
things. Checking in often will provide some details about...
- More information about the upcoming
releases Life Won't Pass Me By and Conversations
And there could be more...
- 2017 events, including a new workshop
for writer's hosted by Bob and some other appearances
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Town (and other tangents)
On April 18th, Bob's seventh
book was released.
Featuring a sports theme,
Title Town contains more than three dozen essays. Most
come as a collection drawn from the In My Backpack web
site... originally published between 2003 and 2016. They've been
dusted off and updated a bit, and are joined by an essay from
January of 2017 and three that have never before been released.
2017 is going to be a
busy year for Bob and his writing efforts. For now, if you want
to check out more about Bob's published works...
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It's the monthly newsletter...
featuring at least two essays in each edition (with one taking
a bow exclusively in A Parkside View).
If you would like to receive
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- It is distributed by e-mail. Along
with a short announcement in the body of the e-mail, a PDF
file of the newsletter is attached.
We have some exciting
plans for A
Parkside View, and hope you'll be a part of this
project by receiving it each month, and by sending along your
feedback and suggestions for it.
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Friends for Local Business
the Local Friends challenge is...
The summer season is truly
like no other when it comes to community activities and offerings.
From roadside produce stands and ice cream shops to parks and
festivals, the longer days and warmer weather seem made for getting
outside and enjoying the neighborhood.
This month, Local Friends
is taking those seasonal exclusives on a full-month run of summertime
Grab a frisbee and get
out in the sun... pick up a sandwich and have a picnic... head
for the beach... enjoy a cone...
Whatever you decide to
do in July, have some fun and enjoy the tremendous opportunities
found near your front door.
July 1st - 31st
Join the July Local
Friends for Local Business...
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Should learning more
about Bob's writing be of interest to you -- and if it is, thank
you -- use this link...
We appreciate the support,
comments, and suggestions you've made about all of Bob's projects
(and for the feedback and interest you may offer in the future).
Do you have a Kindle?
How about a smartphone? (Did you know you can get the Kindle app
for your smartphone?) In addition to paperback editions, all
of the books are available for Kindle.
get more information by checking out...
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I want to point out some
places where you can follow In My Backpack, ComplemenTerry
Designs, Local Friends for Local Business, and my published writing
(and other assorted efforts). We have pages on Facebook, Twitter,
and Amazon.com, where you can receive updates and details, read
postings, and learn all sorts of exciting stuff.
My Backpack --
-- In My Backpack
-- CT Designs
Friends for Local Business --
-- Local Friends for Local Business
There are a couple of
other pages over at Facebook that I'd like to nod in the direction
Just Drifts Away -- I use this page
at Facebook for my published and professional writing efforts.
Paws and Puppy Love -- This is a fun
page on Facebook where we celebrate Lady, Travis, Molly and Gus...
along with their friends (and ours).
I would be incredibly
grateful if you took a few minutes to check out some of these
pages. (And if you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, my
on-going appreciation and ever-lasting gratitude goes along with
every "Like" or "Follow"
you add. (So you'll have that going for you.))
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I am tremendously
grateful for your time and consideration, and appreciate your
comments and feedback.
can, please send along an e-mail and let me know what you think
of things around here. A lot of work goes into the material that
gets posted on the web site and the routine tidying of content,
and if you spot something that you particularly like... or something
you believe we might be able to do a bit better... that information
is always welcomed by us.
great month folks... and thank you again for all of your attention
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companions and supporters since the beginning of the site... proud
to call them family...