Leaves Of Love: Stories for Ageing & Dying Well

By Lucy Aykroyd

True stories of ageing and dying well gleaned from a life enhancing care giver & end of life Doula

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

This is where we are now at... exciting times.

Apologies for the silence.

Its not silent here however. 

The Editors have come back to me after their initial perusal of Leaves of Love. I was expecting to find this a traumatic experience and it was. But in a wonderful way.  I was shaking with excitement throughout the conversation. 

Such positive feedback and only half a dozen small comments/ queries. Plus the request for  a few more paragraphs around the  whole process of learning this role and then living it. I enjoyed writing about all this and nearly got carried away...but didnt.  The manuscript is now back  to The Editors for the second round. Fingers crossed this stage goes as smoothly.

Meantime i have filled in the first questionaire about the book cover. I get the  opportunity to  have my say throughout the whole process which feels  very  empowering and adds to the thrill of this publishing journey. I am hopeing they will use the large leaf lino cut that I made specifically for this purpose. I wonder how it will look. 

So dear and wonderful friends and supporters. The weeks are whizzing past and we are ever nearer the Big Date in March. Thanks again for your help thus far.  I cannot wait to send you your copy of Leaves of Love, stories for ageing and dying well. 

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Desmond Reaney
 Desmond Reaney says:

Hi Lucy, I’m so glad everything is progressing according to plan, and that you are finding the editorial / publishing side of things empowering. Reading your latest update took me back to my own publishing days. Incidentally, I think Unbound is a really interesting publishing operation and one to watch. For that reason I made a small investment in the company.
Best wishes, Desmond

posted 26th September 2019

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