All the cliches come to mind for my New Year’s wishes for everyone: gratitude, healing and hope, purpose and pleasure. But I’ll take cliches when they’re authentic in the heart. So that’s what I wish for our world.
In my corner of the world, my 2014 opened with one more step for my memoir to reach hands of readers, an envelope from Beacon Press, the book jacket for Prison Baby, (March 4, 2014.) Here’s where my prison yarn toy meets the world.
As many copies of the book as I can get into prisons, especially for incarcerated mothers, and for girls in prison, even for prison staff, this is one of my 2014 dreams. I like to churn dreams into reality so I’ll keep posting here about my upcoming prison tours and how you can walk with me as part of the dream of reaching our girls and women in prisons. I’ll ever grateful for all the support along the way for this book, for the prison work, for the vision of a better world. Thank you readers and supporters!
If you’d like to read some background on how Prison Baby found it’s way, here’s my new blog piece on Huffington Post.
Here’s a preview, the pile of drafts from 56 publisher rejections and 3 hard-working agents who exhausted their resources, before Beacon Press picked this up.