Her stories weren't just words on a page - they were pieces of her.
When an author passes away, they leave behind a piece of themselves in their books – a legacy.
Stories that take the readers on an adventure, we fall in love, we experience strength and weakness, books filled with history lessons, and stories about finding oneself. The author lives on in our hearts and in our minds.
As readers we feel great sorrow, our favorite author is gone, there will be no more stories to come. Their books then become a treasure, our last link to them. We feel grateful, grateful they took us to places we can only visit through their imaginations.
Luckily for all, their stories continue on.
Rest In Peace Barbara Bickmore. You will be in our hearts for years to come.
"Barbara Bickmore died in Anacortes, Washington Feb. 23 at age 87. She began teaching English in NewYork and in 1985 she turned to writing, which she had wanted to do all her life. Barbara went on to author nine best selling novels published in 23 countries. If her books have any common theme, many of them being based on historical instances, it is that she took an average woman and threw slings and arrows at her, forcing her to rise to heroic heights."
Barbara Bickmore's Website
Self-publishing can be quite stressful sometimes, but the after party makes it all worth it.
When we work with an author we include them in the self-publishing process. We want them to be a part of the team. All of our authors especially enjoy being a part of the creative process for the cover art. Some take a little while to warm up to it, but once they do, they jump right in.
But it is what happens after the book is complete that I really enjoy.
One of the things I ask for when working on a book with a client is an autographed copy. We both worked so hard on the book during the self-publishing process that by the time it is over we have become a finely tuned team. It feels like such a honor to get that autographed copy.
The other thing I really enjoy when working with authors is when we are invited to their book signings. The pride and joy you see on their faces makes it all worth while.
Welcome to the After Party. When months or years of sweat and tears pay off.
The Author in all of us
There is a story inside. One that needs out and to be read by others. It's there and now it's time for it to flow from author to the reader. Join us as we celebrate Indie authors.