This is a big week for us. Tuesday night we’ll launch our newest book, Miracles in Montanare: Ten Years in Tuscany, by Larry Snyder.
This book has been a wonderful collaboration from the beginning. Looking back through project notes last week I found the first page in my notebook with any mention of Miracles in Montanare is dated 5/1/2015. More than a year, during which the true and heart-full stories in Larry’s book have affected me as much or more than I have them through editorial work. I fell under the spell of these intimate, vulnerable, personal stories of love and friendship. I am inspired by Larry’s approach to life–he simply says Yes to opportunities and follows the path to magic and discovery. He approaches life with an open heart, a joy in learning from and about others, and a complete lack of cynicism. The effect on me of reading these small stories is to feel my life opening up and getting bigger and more full than ever before.
Next in the project docket is a second edition of The First Honeymoon, the charming and powerful collection of stories by Lyn Coffin; an adventure novel set in the rugged Olympic National Park and a couple of anthologies showcasing new short fiction by authors you really should know about.
Thanks to all the interesting writers I have the good fortune to have met, there is no shortage of fun and exciting projects to pursue. Stay tuned!