Sometimes I get books in the mail. I like books, I like the library and I like to look for them but it’s really fun when they come to the door in a box or padded envelope. (Checks are also fun to find there if you want to send me a little surprise.)
After a long day in the city, I was very excited to get home and find a bound, first edition of the “The First Life of Tanan” from Andrew Riley in the new arrivals. Super fun to open it, hold it in hand and see Andrew’s personal note there.
What makes it a little extra special is well… Andrew’s my go-to web guru from Keen Meanie Design (responsible for everything at this dotcom and some of our others), he’s a Riley (responsible for corrupting AND encouraging me from my youngest days (( we grew up together, literally across College Street from each other in our little MO town))) and he was the first person to show me that “books are cool”. Thank you for all of the above, Andrew!
And now he’s an Author too. This is not a review. (hey, I just got it last night and I’m a slow reader.) This is a celebration of inspiration, creativity, ambition and quite frankly, just doing it. As I paraphrase the great Oliver Wendell Holmes… “(a great regret) that most folks go to the grave with their music (or book) still inside of them”. Paraphrase I said.
Thank you, Andrew for exploring what you love, making it tangible and sharing it with us. Grateful to be a part of your team. Peace from those Riley’s to “prose” Riley’s.
Purchase a copy of Andrew Riley’s “The First Life of Tanan” here…http://www.amazon.com/First-Life-Tanan-Andrew-Riley-ebook/dp/B00IDQ1BQ0