Work is moving along on
Life Won't Pass Me By and Conversations... two
new releases that will be arriving in July and August.
Each of the new books
is a collection of material designed to recognize the 14th Annivesarty
of In My Backpack. And while both titles will heavily
focus on the past five years, 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 posts. At the current time, 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.
covers many of the interviews that have appeared on the site.
And, as exclusive content found only in the book, there will be
some participants offering new thoughts, taking part in extended
interviews, and in at least one case, a brand new interview with
a returning friend.
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
- 2017 events, including a new workshop
for writer's hosted by Bob and some other appearances
And there could be more...
- Welcoming a brand new web site to
the Backpackville community... details about musician Justin
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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
- To sign up, send an e-mail asking
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on social media, a message will work.)
- 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...
It is the month that truly
signals heading into the great outdoors to enjoy the blue skies
and longer days.
School calendars are winding
down... gardens need tending... charcoal is being lit... so open
the windows, find your shorts, and get outside!
This month, Local Friends
is looking to paint the house, host a cookout, and generally just
do some things around the house while having some fun in the great
June 1st - 30th
Join the June 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...