This is a life-long (read: thirty-year) dream coming true for me. I think I'm in a bit of shock. It doesn't quite feel real.
As it turns out, I've ended up with the perfect number of donors, thanks to some people donating on behalf of others. I will write thirty stories/poems, one for each year of my life. I hope to have the collection completed by August. Know what that means? Writing two to three pieces per week, starting now. It's ambitious, and I can hardly wait.
I owe tremendous thanks to all my donors, and I will thank them (again and again), but I'm also grateful to all of the folks who led me, little by little, to the belief that I had a voice worth hearing. There are too many of you to count.
Once the book is published, I'll post a link to it on this website. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, do let me know.
Much love to all of you.