Purchase the book online here, through Elliott Bay Books. Find it in local bookstores like Elliott Bay or Phinney Books– Tom, the owner at Phinney, is wonderful. He's setting up shop with a new store (Madison Books) in Madison Park as well. It also lives at Third Place Books (at Lake Forest Park, my favorite branch).
Ask your other local booksellers about getting a copy; we're continuing to reach out and develop relationships. Where you won't find the book is on Amazon; I think they have enough money! We want to keep the little people alive too.
In case you missed it, here I am
- on KING 5 talking up the book;
- being interviewed on KUOW about the job;
- and in Seattle Magazine, who somehow think I'm one of Seattle's 35 most influential people. (That's got to be a typo. Did they mean one of Seattle's 800,000 most influential people? Ah, yes, now it makes sense...)
This book idea got rejected by countless publishers in New York. Countless. The reasons were varied, but centered around the fact that there's no other book like it on the market; the author isn't popular enough; the stories are too confusing(!); the subject matter won't resonate; it's too unlike other bestsellers.
Which is why we did it from the ground up ourselves. As I've said earlier, this is a home-cooked meal. The success it's already had floors me. I was just happy to get the book out. But things are happening. I have a lil' surprise to announce shortly– stay tuned!
But for now, tell your friends about the book! Poke around on the blog (good places to start here), and if you like what you find, give the book a try.
Let's show those naysayers that there are those of us who actually do want to focus on compassion and empathy to all people. That kindness really can sell.
Thank you for reading! More anon!