Big News #1

January 16, 2013 in Books on Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

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I have some awesome news to share with you today!  … it all started with an e-mail (that I was sure was fake at first) last July.

You might be just as surprised, and I wouldn’t be at all offended.

It is proof that sometimes hard work and a lot of luck can sometimes cross paths for anyone.


Last summer Skyhorse publishing wrote me and asked if they could publish 321 Stop – stop running and start living.  Really publish it, a real publisher! 

Needless to say I freaked out.  I was sure this was a fake or a scam.  I had tried to submit it to some other publishers but no one even wrote back.  This time they wrote to me!

Talk about a great way to expose self-doubt… I struggle with it, especially with writing… I got a F in spelling in 4th grade and have always had my GPA pulled down by anything connected to English (spelling, grammar, writing, phonics, vocab, reading comprehension .. and any other English related thing you can think of).

But I love writing for you.  I love blogging and trying to share what I am learning with you.  Writing all three of my books has been a very fun process.  … I just never thought they were that good.

But, whether they it is good enough or not, this one is being published!

They changed the title. Here is the new book:

To say that I am excited about it would be an understatement.   Traditional publishing is something very new to me and I still have lots to learn, but it will be a great learning experience.

Ok, here is good news and bad news:

The good:

  • On April 1, 2013 I will be a published author
  • If you have read the book already, you are totally ahead of the game :)
  • If you haven’t read it yet, you can get a much better looking and formatted copy in either kindle or print
  • If you read it already and liked it, this version will look much better to gift to a friend

The bad:

  • If you haven’t got a copy of the book yet… you now have to wait until April 1 (so sorry, but it will be worth the wait)

Want to know even more crazy stuff?

I have a contract with Skyhorse to do a book on simple homeschooling due out early 2014!  I am really excited about starting to work on this project.  If you know other homeschoolers, or are a homeschooler who wants to be involved, contact me and let me know.