Warning! Puns ahoy! 🙂

Many people have asked me what it’s like to author (or in my case, be the creative director for) a book. Having had a couple of children (all grown up now), I realized there’s not a lot quite like motherhood… except perhaps that writing a book is a lot like carrying a baby to term, and watching them grow.

I’ve been waiting for a long time to cradle a copy of my Your Canadian Food Story book. After a gestation period of almost 15 months, the babies finally arrived. Oh, that feeling of relief… though it took a lot more work than I bargained for to see them all appear!

Don’t get me wrong, gazing upon all the beautiful faces of each cover is euphoric but truthfully, the last three weeks of this expectant period have made for a lot of sleepless nights. You see, without getting into all the details, at first, only a few copies trickled in. Like an expectant mama, I wasn’t settled until I had all my babies in my care. That would take multiple phone calls, emails, inquiries to learn that some of the books were “somewhere out there” and the disappointment of discovering slight print imperfections in some of the copies (I’m such a perfectionist.) But, I was not going to give up! Bring them all home to me, thanks!!

Finally, the rest of the books arrived to complete my first printing order. Not perfect — who’s perfect anyway — but perfect enough to proudly show my newborns off to the world.

(Getting tired yet of my use of pregnancy and baby terms yet?!)

Quite a few of these newly-arrived books have already been claimed and will be onto their new homes in the next few weeks. Looks like I’ll soon be adding to the number of copies since these babies (er, books) are in hot demand. Like a proud parent (author!), I’m so happy.

I’m really hoping that the next printing round goes much more smoothly; however, no matter what, the work has been so worth it. I’m thrilled to offer these books to anyone interested in learning more about their food story significance.

Thanks for reading this birth announcement.

Now, round 2, here we come!

PS — If you’ve already purchased a copy, I sincerely thank you for doing so. Perhaps you might you want to leave a review on Amazon if you’re so inclined? If you haven’t had a chance to purchase, let me know if you have any questions you’d like answered. I’ll be happy to help.