When this blog hit the 10-year mark, I planned on compiling a “best of” – which would be an e-book collecting what I considered my most meaningful creative pieces over that period. It was quite a feat to go through so much content, but I eventually settled on a body of material that I believed would work. The idea was that there would be three distinct areas: poetry (the biggest portion), reflections and prose, and photography.
Over time, as I started seeing this more as book that I would publish professionally (and not just as a PDF on this site), the project evolved into a more trimmed-down publication that wouldn’t include as much photography – although imagery is still an integral part of the book.
I’ve finally completed what I hope will be the final document.
I’m aiming to make the book available in both print and e-book formats, God-willing.
I’ve still got some fine tuning to do on the print version, but regardless of that, I’m ready to start taking orders (or expressions of interest) from anyone who may be interested.
I can’t give a definite publication date as yet, but for now, I can take down names and contact details so that when it’s ready, you can place your orders.
To get a sense of what’s in the book, you can preview it by downloading a sample here:
The full version contains 35 poems and 15 reflections, coming in at roughly 180 pages.
If you’d like to purchase, please email me – mentioning which format you’d like, and how many copies. The e-book version would obviously be more accessible for those outside of South Africa, but for many (myself included), print is always a winner. I’ll have to figure out delivery details later on for those in other countries.
I’ve not set the price yet, but can give you tentative details when you contact me.
I also have a task for you:
- Download and read the sample version.
- Think through the following questions
- Which piece had most impact on you? (In terms of feelings, thoughts, etc.)
- What was that impact? (Be as brief or detailed as you like.)
- Do you know of others (family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances) that this piece would also impact?
- Send me your answers – either by email, or if you prefer (or want to remain anonymous), leave a comment below.
Thank you to those of you who have supported me on this blog over the years, and all of you who give this book a chance. I hope it’ll resonate with you on some level, inspire you, and benefit you.
I leave you with a graphic I’ve put together for marketing (once I get to that stage). Feel free to download it, share it, and of course, encourage others to get the sample PDF if you feel they may enjoy the book.