I’ve been waiting for the day my author copies of Wasteland to arrive for a couple reasons.
One of them, you can probably guess–>The dream of publishing a book and holding it in your hands coming to fruition.
Now that reason is a given. I’ve worked super hard, walked a path not free from bumps and bruises, but I’ve made it. With the love and support of many, many people carrying me through.
But, a reason you might not be aware of is my mother-in-law. I shared a bit of the story back in March (CLICK HERE).
Lynn Boeyink, my mother in law, is one of the main reasons I wanted to hold a book in my hand. Her namesake is on the front cover. Sure, Lynn Rush is me, but the Lynn part, that’s her.
When she was diagnosed with cancer back in November 2010, I wanted so much to be able to hand her a book before she passed on.
I really enjoyed getting to call her and tell her I signed a book deal and would be published, but trust me, handing her the actual book…MUCH BETTER!
I was in Iowa when the books arrived, so my sweet hubby opened up the boxes for me and documented the occasion. Thanks for these pictures, hon….He quick sent me a few copies via overnight UPS, too, so I could give one to Lynn.
That’s a memory I will forever treasure.
We went out and celebrated with a nice Italian dinner, too:
Thanks for sharing this special occasion with me. To celebrate, I just might have to give one of these nice books away…what do you think??
Okay, you convinced me.
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