While my life is centered around coffee and Americanos to be precise, there is a little more depth to my journey.
I’ve written several books, none of which have my given name on them. As a ghostwriter, my name was not significant in the telling. When I found the time to publish one of my own stories, I was no longer attached to my name, but to the story itself, and thought to just publish under my blog name In All Our Years, the title of a poem dedicated to my mentor.
After publishing, I thought about this decision, and wondered if, in some way, I was missing the notoriety boat. My name was not on the book. Who was I really and what significance was there in my name?
I thought a bit about this and realized, that when I read a book, the story becomes part of my life. I attach my soul to the characters, I feel what they feel. Their story became my story.
My blog, In All Our Years, while speaking from my own experiences and encounters with others, is not all about me. It is about life and those stories and observations that are familiar to all of us, to all of our lives. So I felt the decision not to use my name was sound and my blog name best expressed who wrote the book.
I sincerely want to thank all of you who have read the book Hold Me, considering the fact that you have over 130 million other stories to chose from. As a published author the opportunity to get paid is a possibility, and I am happy to say, I made a few dollars in this endeavor. So many in fact, that I can buy one cup of my favorite coffee, an Americano, every week or so from the proceeds. 🙂
For those wishing to contribute to my caffeination this year, check the story out here, Hold Me. The book is published on Amazon and there is a paperback and ebook available. I’m working on the audio version and hope to have that available some day as well. The movie is still a dream of mine. Time will tell and I am still looking to collaborate with Keanu Reeves.
I also provide ghostwriting services to others, so if you are interested in seeing your story in print, it would be my privilege to write for you.
While my life is centered around coffee and Americanos to be precise, there is a little more depth to my journey- Just kidding, it is actually all about the coffee after all.
Feature Image Credit – This photo was taken while having breakfast at the La Boulangerie in San Francisco. I had the opportunity to work in the city and embrace a daily walk to work. The two mile walk to work would take me by many coffee shops and this one, at the corner of Hayes and Octavia, was one of my favorites.