GETTING PUBLISHED … Shared Personal Experience And A Few Great Professional Tips

In 2012, my last two Query Letters containing proposals for the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” books generated interest from a small Canadian press and from a mid-size American press.

However, in 2012, while working at the Harbour Inn in Kincardine, Dad’s care needs took priority rather than writing the books. But then when I had to quit work to be on hand for Dad, in the odd hours in-between I did wrote the first book and even printed one hundred for a signed limited first edition as well as registering my company of the same name.

Later discovering Smashwords, I learned how to publish ebooks and have since published several.

But the debt I incurred to be with Dad and help him, meant I had no money for marketing and other related costs.

My acceptance into a local angel investors contest fueled my hope for the company, but the contest was restricted to entrepreneurs who committed to stay in Dad’s area, but once he passed I desperately wanted to leave the area I had returned to for his sake.

Encouraged also by the community foundation’s financier interest in financing with a loan, I later applied to the community foundation in my new area, but because of the 15k debt and no working cash capital, my grant request was denied.

Since then, I have tried to raise money on my own, including attracting a partner, but this past week decided that the partners) best suited are an agent and publishers to generate the cash needed for the debt repayment and the company’s growth, expansion, and relocation to the west coast.

To aid the these personal and professional goals, I have also applied to do a TED Talk.

Anyway, I came across these two links for writers yesterday who want to submit their works, so I am sharing with any of you who many also want to take that leap. Good Luck!

P.S. When I started writing, many of my query letters resulted in my writing being published, including professionally, plus garnered interest from a small press in Arizona to publish my first book, which I declined because I realized it was not the work I wanted to be known for.

June 21, 2018


Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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NOT SHY … INTROVERTED … Here’s Why by Susan Cain

Someone once gave me a card titled Wallflower that was filled with verse describing someone who sits on the sidelines of social settings and even life.

What we both did not understand at the time was I was only acting like a wallflower, not because of my introverted personality type, but because of my introverted personality type that had been taken advantage of and greatly harmed by both introverts and extroverts.

The card was given to me by my youngest brother at a time in my life when I was at the breaking out point from living a life other people liked, wanted, and expected. He gave it to me because I was not like him or the rest of my family who are dominantly extroverted.

They could not grasp what my problem was and still is according to many people. Research and studies revealed I do not have a problem, but a difference that really is not that different because a third to half the population have the same difference and they are suffering and not living up to their potential as a result … like I was, though I am working my way out of that people-dominated lifestyle to live my chosen life.

Susan Cain speaks about the subject with insight, sincerity, and humor, so I hope you will watch and listen to her “Idea Worth Spreading … her TED Talk.”

Thank you and thank you Susan for “The Power Of Introverts.”


May 12, 2018


Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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