Saturday, May 30, 2015

Launched into the World

And we're off...

Rather, IT'S off.

The fly fishermen book, that is. It was released to the world this past Tuesday, although I must admit it has been up on Amazon since May 2. You're invited to write a review, by the way.

But Tuesday, we partied. We celebrated not only the book itself, but the men and women who contributed and told life stories. Here we are all gathered together:

We had a little ceremony, Ron Beane explaining his dream of the book to tell these men's lives, me thanking everyone. The women in the photograph helped by writing about their husbands or fathers. Their stories were from the heart, honoring, showing love and pride.

We presented each man or a representative with a copy. That was the fun part, thanking them for baring their souls for the world to read.

Bill Everhardt

Alen Baker and Gene Swanson
Monte Seehorn

Note their nametags. We wrote page numbers on the tags so that during the signing, people could skip to their pages quickly. And the fishermen could sign on their own profile pages.

I signed books
Co-author, Ron Beane signed books
We all signed books

And signed books

I'm not too fond of overused expressions, but sometimes there's no other way to express a feeling. So here goes: 
A good time was had by all.

Catch of the day,



  1. It was a WONDERFUL evening! I was proud to be there to share it all with you. Everyone was so excited, as well they should have been. You did a superb job of putting all the stories together. You have definitely earned your title of "STORY CATCHER!"

    1. Thanks for your comment, Sandra. I've had fun being the Story Catcher for these fishermen. And thank you also for being the photographer of all these pictures on today's post. Good job.

  2. I am so excited for you!! Congratulations on all your success friend. I have read Hoop Hike and loved the story.
    The science classes at one of the schools I subbed at this year were doing this activity. Fun!! Continued success and continued success with many more interesting stories.

    1. Thanks, Sara. I'm thrilled you recognized the Hoop Hike science lesson. My fourth graders did the activity and I based the book on it. That and my granddaughter Reagan.
      This fly fishing book was fun to do. I can't wait for you to read it.