Hey y’all and good afternoon. I hate that I haven’t posted, but I have honestly been trying and wanting to post all month, but the month turned into an emotional rollercoaster of anxiety for me, beginning with the unexpected passing of a friend of mine and my husband’s. He was the sweetest guy, and like the rest of us, he couldn’t wait for my author copies to come. I’m not sure which one of us was more excited for my book to be in print.
The last really good day we all got to spend together, was just before he fell sick. My husband and I spent the day over at their place, his husband was trimming my hair to prepare for my personal, quarantined photoshoot, for the cover of my book. I changed outfits three times that day, and he complimented every outfit. Between photo sessions, waiting for the outdoor lighting to change, we played a card game of ‘hand and foot’. Him and his husband both taught me and my husband how to play when my husband and I moved into the neighborhood.
His passing wasn’t from Covid, although he had been sick with difficulty breathing, but he had COPD. He had been repeatedly tested for Covid, several times, but all tests came back negative; for both him and his husband. Unfortunately, because he didn’t have Covid, his hospital treatment left a lot of questions unanswered. It was like his health wasn’t important enough to treat because he didn’t have Covid.
It saddens me the most that he never got to see my book as a real book. We were all patiently waiting to receive my author copies. He was always insistent, “I want to buy a copy of your book, so you have that sale, but I want you to sign it for me.” I always responded, “You will definitely get a signed copy of my book, but you’re not paying for it.” Looks like I got my way after all; nine days after he left our world for heaven, my author copies were delivered to my front porch, and on St. Patrick’s Day, I opened them.
While I want to upload and share my book reveal video, I’m still trying to figure out how to do so. Yeah y’all, I’m learning as I go. As soon as I am able to figure it out, I will surely post and share. Until then, thanks y’all for reading and I’ll be writing again soon.