Last Thursday evening was an author’s dream. Surrounded by family, some nearby and some from far away, and about 75 friends, I got to read from my novel Scent of the Wild. We had food from Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse and Cheese Ranch, both in Golden. Staff from the Golden History Museum went out of their way to make the evening stress-free for me and totally comfortable and enjoyable for the guests.
So grateful to all who made it a wonderful, memorable event!
Surrounded by family!
Thanks to all of you who have asked how you can order a copy of Scent of the Wild.
Price of each book is $16.95 and add Golden tax for a total of $18.25. If you write your check for $20, that covers part of the shipping cost. Make all checks out to me and send them to
1337 North Ford St Golden CO 80403
Be sure to include the US mailing address where you would like the book to go. Special pricing for 10+ copies ordered at the same time and shipped to the same address. And I would love to talk to your bookclub via FaceTime or Skype!
Available now! See purchasing info here.
So far, reviews are good! I hope you enjoy reading it, too.
Wildly famous fiction writer Robin Black (Life Drawing, Crash Course) has this to say about Scent of the Wild.
Robin Black and Andi Pearson
is a beautiful, memorable book, threaded through with stunning poetry…so much wisdom here. So real and powerful a world. Andi Pearson has given us readers a true gift.
Scent of the Wild is $16.95 and with Golden tax, $18.25. You can order by sending a check for $20 to 1337 N. Ford Street Golden CO 80403 and I will drop a signed copy in the mail to you. Be sure to include your address.
After quite a journey, my novel, Scent of the Wild, is available! The journey began at a writing workshop at the Taos Summer Writers Conference in 2010 – yes, it’s been a seven year process.
Like many writers today, I am self published. I used BookMasters in Ohio and they did an excellent job. I also had outstanding editors (plural), an attentive page layout desigenr and a cover designer who created exactly what I envisioned (never mind that I had to fire the first one because we just didn’t have the same image in mind). All these folks and a number of friends and fellow writers gave their input and expertise and the result is definitely something of which I am proud.
You can order a copy here – $16.95 plus tax in Golden brings it to $18.25. You can send me a check or I can charge it for you and I’m happy to mail (or drop it by your house) if that works.
I hope you enjoy the read!
Come celebrate the release of
Scent of the Wild
A novel of abandonment and choices set in Colorado’s natural beauty
By Andi Gregory Pearson
Thursday, October 26, 2017
5 – 6:30 pm
Golden History Museum
923 10th Street in Golden
via email or call 720 255-2808
Can’t wait to see you there!
Most of you who follow my blog – and therefore, follow me – know I’ve spent time querying agents and searching for a publisher for my novel. That’s all behind me now. This week, I signed a contract and made a deposit with BookMasters in Ohio to self-publish my story. And I think I’ve finished tweaking some of the details that had been on my mind. And I’ve sent out requests for blurbs – and three full printed copies of the manuscript. One blurb is in hand and the other two are underway (and yes, I was surprised at who was enthusiastic to help and who was not and one I never even got a reply from).
So off we go. A new adventure is underway and I’m involved with enthusiasm and with gratitude for all those who have helped me on this journey and for all those who are currently helping me. Each step is fun and interesting and educational for me. I’ll keep you posted.
Well, first, second or third place would have been nice. But even an Honorable Mention is enough to keep me going.
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It’s amazing when a story brushes up against your real life; it feels as if the characters might pass you on the street.
On August 9, 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden was first published.
There are 144 days left in this year. What will you publish??
Grand Lake is a darling town and I’ve enjoyed several visits here. So of course I thought I knew all about it when I arrived Sunday afternoon. (I should pause here to say that I drove from Pinewood Springs 60miles through Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road) enjoying what has to be some of the most stunning views anywhere.) The exact location of the Rapids Lodge was unknown to me but I decided I’d just drive around Grand Lake until I found it – which in a small town took about seven minutes, it would have taken four minutes but I had to slow down for tourists crossing the streets. I checked in and got a key to the Columbine room which is over the dining room of the lodge. The view from my window is rushing water noisily crashing over huge boulders, some of which are nearly submerged. Yesterday morning, as I stood in early sunlight, two fawns wandered out into the swirl, just feet from me, and took a moment to stare at me.
The actual Lighthouse Writers’ retreat is held at Shadowcliff which has an interesting history and an interesting philosophy. For those staying in the various cabins, check-in is when you are handed a key and a bundle of sheets and towels, neatly folded and tied with a bow. The rest is up to the guest. Meals, expertly prepared using fresh ingredients, are served cafeteria style and guests sign up to help clear afterwards. The sessions are held in the chapel and time for free write means a chance to sit in the big solid chairs and sofas in the main room.
But the views from Shadowcliff are what sets it apart. Getting to the main lodge and central buildings requires going up steep steps – but the reward is at the top. Grand Lake in its entirety is spread out and yesterday morning, a white triangle on the water marked a sailboat gently making its way across the blue-black water. Grand Lake is Colorado’s largest natural lake and the town has of course grown up around it. There is lots to see but if you want to see a vista of incredible natural contours and contrasts, a vista that will make you marvel at how Mother Nature has arranged herself and her accessories to create a sparkling ensemble, climb to the top of Shadowcliff. Walk out on the rocks and just stand and look and try to take it all in.
Oh, the writing session – they’re just fine.