I announced this week about a radio show I was on talking about my new book, “Double Take.”
Good show, clear audio
How can Deaf and HH people access the same information???
For #2, warning….sharp learning curve for me. I leaned how to download a mp3 on YouTube and then used 1/2 auto captioning and 1/2 editing. So, -Fingers Crossed!!! Here we go!
Click on the link Radio Show, transcription, and you should see a one picture youtube video with rolling captions. I notice I do say “hello” to myself (oops) but most is okay. I made sure I showed when Dave spoke (DD) and when I responded (BB)
I have an opportunity to meet with someone about my new young adult mystery, Double Take. While thinking about what I would say, it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t have a business card. Yikes.
So I started designing one. While looking up ideas of what others had done, I ran across a cool QR code creator called QR Code Monkey
I designed the front of the card to match my more playful side and the back to satisfy that part of me that loves to geek out. With a regular QR reader app, you can hover over the left side and *bing* you are transported to my Amazon author page. Hover over the right side, *bing* you’re looking at our Pyrofuse website.
A good Epson printer, medium weight linen paper, and a good cutter did the rest. I now have my first author business cards.
Let me know what you think or if you have suggestions. Would appreciate the feedback.
I’ve been making one of my dreams come true. I wrote a book; a real gosh-darn YA mystery. It’s about a these two fresh and eager first year students at a local community college. They’re twins! One is Deaf and the other one is hearing. There’s a event at the college and these two step up to solve the mystery surrounding the event (no spoilers here).
Some “behind the book” information: Writing was a lot of fun and very challenging. However, there was a steep learning curve when it came to cover design and learning how to format a book so I could release the paperback and ebook at the same time.
My author page links to both styles of books. A neat kindle feature, there is a “look inside” feature for the electronic book if you want to read the first few pages before buying. Bobbi Bowman Author Page
Exactly 450 blog posts ago I started with the belief that I had so much to share with the world. Hubris, indeed. The blog has turned into more of an events journal, rarely going deeper than day to day happenings, some thoughts, and tweets that made me laugh.
The subjects that are most dear, I have not blogged about: my health journey and the politics happening in the US presently. Am I a coward? I don’t know. I do admire those with a unique voice that share what is really going on with their lives in a way that reaches out and helps others. Can I do that? Do I have the courage?
I only know that I am giving myself time to re-group. For the last several years I’ve posted 3-4 times a week. Faithfully. Have I run out of words. If you know me, you know that is impossible. But what am I willing to share? Will this continue as a journal of sorts…..happy events? Or will I have the desire and guts to share those deep places in my heart. Time will tell.
“It’s okay to take a break.” I will repeat these words again and again to myself until I believe them.
As families grow, change, and blend…some traditions have remained the same. Since the boys were 10 and 12, we’ve claimed Christmas Eve as our Christmas.
Early morning breakfast of sensible and clearly non-sensible foods followed by a lively gift exchange with some jumping up and down and gratitude expressed.
After gifts are given, we dash off to the bowling alley for our “Christmas Bowl.” Yes, you read right. We bowl every Christmas Eve. It is as funny as it is fun. We cheer for each other and there is the tiniest bit of competition. (I mean there are awards – teehee).
Cousins help each other, especially if little ones are just learning the ropes.
After bowling, there’s Christmas spaghetti for lunch. More laughter, good stories, and play.
Families pack up in late afternoon and head out to other homes for other celebrations.
For Robert and me, it was a very good Christmas. We feel lucky to have family and friends near and stay connected (Marco/Polo) with those far away. Merry Christmas.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain