Friday, August 22, 2008

Dreams Come True!

This day was not only a dream come true, it was an amazing marketing opportunity. When I was planning my trip to NY I contacted the local newspaper, hoping I would get some traction out of this event.

I always dreamed of being a published author.

When I was a young girl, my first job was as an envelope stuffer for the commissioner of jurors at the Rensselaer County Courthouse in downtown Troy, NY.

That's a photo of the Courthouse on the left. (I was 15 and had to get working papers.) The County Courthouse was next door to the Troy Public Library. The photo on the right is of the front door of the library. On my lunch hour I would stroll through the stacks of books, running my finger along the spines--on the author's names, locating the spot where my book would sit.

Well, fast forward 38 years, and you can see that my dream has come full circle. Today I donated a copy of Searching for Spice to the Troy Public Library. Dreams do come true!

This is a photo of the photographer from the Troy Record Newspaper, taking my photo for the paper.

This was also a significant moment because my first job in publishing was in 1973 as a high school intern working for that newspaper. I thought I had arrived--I had a job in publishing! I wrote wedding announcements and obituaries. LOL

1 comment:

Jan Parrish said...

What a magical moment. I'm so glad you were able to go back to your home town!

Love that staircase. Did you get a picture of your book on the shelf?