Thursday, December 18, 2008

First Things First

It is Thursday...

...Exactly one week before Christmas, 2008 years after the Birth of Christ...

Welcome to My Blog:
Peace be the Journey...

Since this is "First Things First," it is appropriate for me to give you a little history of my current project. If I Were the Last Man Alive, is the result of a chance conversation with my wife, Norita. She has belonged to a ladies Christian book club for a number of years and one night as we settled down she turned to me and said, "I've just finished this book. It was good but you could write one just as good, if not better. Why don't you write one for me?"

I don't like to deny my bride anything she truly desires, so I spent a few minutes checking out the book and getting a feel for the concept.

She was right. Given the time and inclination, I probably could write one and promised to give it some serious consideration. The next day I set to work writing an outline that became, If I Were the Last Man Alive, as an anniversary present for her.

Sixty-thousand words and ten-thousand edits later, I sent it off to be edited and formatted.
Jawbone Publishing used to have their HQ just up the road. Frank and Swanee Ballman moved to Newnan, Georgia a few years ago, when Frank retired so they could devote even more time to their boutique, Christian, publishing company.

It was a bit of a whirlwind after that. Swanee submitted several covers and we finally settled on one. Some weeks later we had books in hand and the rest is history.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere, John! Now the challenge is to keep up with the doggone thing! :-)

    Cheers! Bruce Judisch


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