The conversation went something akin to this!
“Have you ever thought of putting a collection of poems together as a book Mike?”
“Occasionally young Rachel…it would be a splendid thing indeed to be able to have a bit of hard copy for the grandkids to read one day and ponder on the point as to what went on in the mind of that silly old fool of a grandad they once had.”
“You should do it then.”
“Write a book”
“You’re having a laugh surely? When it comes to getting things together I’m about as much use as a fart in a thunder storm; a eunuch in a brothel; you name it and that’s how pathetic I am.”
“No I’m not joking…just do it!”
“It’ll never happen Rachel…you know all the practical stuff involved…I’d just glaze over…remember I’m the bloke who struggles to decide which way to turn the key in the door to open or lock as Shirley can verify…besides I’m computer illiterate…a non-starter I reckon.”
“Leave it all to me.”
And it was thus my American chum, the lovely Rachel Carrera did just that! She played around with a snap of my wife Shirley and came up with a stupendous book cover, compiled a back page and worked on my spine (in a nice way I must stress). Thereafter she, my project manager extraordinaire created a whole book…when I say she did everything she really did…I didn’t have to lift a finger – mind if I had the whole thing would have come apart at the seams!
It is thus that Rachel, diamond gal that she is has given me something of substance for posterity and has my eternal gratitude.
Rachel can be found at https://rachelcarrera.wordpress.com/ – well worth a visit if you don’t know her already.
I understand that ‘my’ (should really be ‘our’ book) ‘Gentlemen Prefer a Pulse – Poetry with a Hint of Lunacy’ is now available at Amazon and on Kindle and can be found at;
For the UK;
For the US;
As to the rest of the planet I haven’t a blind clue sadly! Maybe best to try Amazon!
What are the odds I’ve messed up on these ‘links’ – the one thing I had to do myself – I wonder?