Anatomy of a Book-Anticipation

Holding the first book in my hands! The culmination of 10 years of envisioning, planning and work.
Holding the first book in my hands! The culmination of 10 years of envisioning, planning and work.

Two days ago, Publisher Ethan Yarbrough of Iron Twine Press walked through my front door with a medium-sized box under his arm. I knew what was coming. This moment was a decade in the making. As I pulled the first flap back and then the second, a moment of emotion gave me pause. It felt like unwrapping that childhood Christmas present you’ve been asking for at least three years in a row. I removed the packing paper and carefully pulled out the contents. These 20 advanced copies (including press copy #1 being presented to the Busatti family on 5/17) represent a new path I’m eager to walk. Tommorow, I’ll back into the loading dock at DCG One and move the other 980 copies into a waiting Toyota SUV. Let this ride begin.

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