Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wayfaring Book Launch!

Wayfaring Traveler, 
Whale Rider of the Tide
February 23, 2013
If I could write a poem, it would be to partnership. My long journey has come to rendezvous with extraordinary allies, and book launch!

Creative musing, you know, is often solitary, dawn and dusk and in quiet nooks, listening, showing up and being still. Tent-living certainly had that component.

But, my dears, the book is happening, thanks to colleague-friends. Juicy details follow below the link. At the wayfaring website, you will find the launch date with the book's striking front cover: Wayfaring Traveler, Whale Rider of the Tide. Both Kindle, small e-book and print-on-demand in a week's time.

When hard copy is released, you'll see the unusual cover image wraps around to the back cover, which I hope you'll find amusing, and enjoy. The nature graphic was taken by an iconic photographer of mountain and desert American West, Geraint Smith, who happens to be affable, kind and Welsh! He has also brought the Taos Mountain double rainbow to wayfaring readers on the website homepage.

Our Net alliances in this Aquarian time of transformation continue to astonish and delight. My Luddite learning curve has proceeded by fits and starts, often embarrassing, but fiberoptics DSL reached the boonies just in time for megabytes flying to and from:

The Arizona desert--land of huge saguaro cactus and the Grand Canyon--to the format-wizardess, Debora Lewis who has worked long and odd hours. We conferred back and forth till nearly midnight on the cover and proofreading. She does three versions of the MS: two e-book app's and hard copy, and registers all the legalities. Amazing skill sets.

And the Rocky Mountain snow peaks of Colorado, to Cassandra Leoncini,  my web design maestra and book consultant, she of the lightning graphics reflexes, the go-to how-to person. She who inspires, when obstacles come.

Partnerships emerge as a treasure of these interesting times. The imploding predator-paradigm must feed its ravening maw, and does so by engendering isolation, fear, and feelings of impotence. A tried and false modus operandi.

And then, we've been blessed with great hearts: Gandhi and Rumi and the Dalai Lama, with courageous whistle-blowers, and with one another.

All in this together, somehow, even those planning hegemony.


At February 18, 2013 at 7:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wayfarer,,,just read this,I'm behind on looking at blogs due to stupid thing happening,,,I too think i should write you a poem as any book launch definitely needs a little poem to help it on its way out into the world,,,
I will try later,need to go to poem land for that though,,,,,,and I will buy a copy of the book aswell,,,,, but will have to wait till I get paid from the job have just finished

Your truely natured nature is a poem anyway wayfarer,,

Love neil

At February 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Wayfarer said...

Yo neil, faithful reader from across the Pond. Thank you for checking in with thoughts of poetry and spring.

Bitter wind right now in the Rocky Mountains and snow expected a bit later in the week. My old friends in Maine have been living blizzard and crashing seas.

At February 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice double rainbow wayfarer,,,
In actual fact,,
By rights we should do a small dance in gratitude and respect to the rainbows,,,,after allowing us to see them

Couldn't help but think,,,,

wild rustling torrents of dynamic solutions
knitting jewels of interwovenised congregated attention
Rooting the ground into timeless abundance
Colouring sublime tokens of the hearts earth sun and sky

About your book

At February 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Wayfarer said...

Thanks, friend. It's the cry of many hearts that we return to abundance-stewardship, love of life and land. Predation of people and resources may have been the dominant Zeitgeist for a while, but we're living change of consciousness and heart.


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