August 16, 2015: Today I’ve had the pleasure of looking at my first published book: Fables and Foibles of the Supreme Court: The Weird and Wild Decisions That Affect YOUR Life. It’s about ways the Supreme Court’s decisions on a particular case set a precedent for similar cases to follow, affecting our lives in the long run. There’s both humor and pathos in these decisions that shape our world. It was edited by friend Marissa Marchand and the cover was designed by friend Sherry Snider. Friends Margaret Schindel, Barbara Tremblay Cipak, Susan Deppner and Lorelei Cohen inspired, encouraged and helped me through the frustrations of creating and publishing. Many other friends, too numerous to name, some who didn’t even know I was writing a book, gave me strength and inspiration without even realizing it. I’m grateful for all of them. But I couldn’t have done this at all if it was not for my partner of 46 years, Judy Schweitzer. Yesterday was quite an exciting day for me. At the age of 76, I am a published author. For me that’s amazing to even think, much less to say.
UPDATE: February 16, 2016. The book has been updated, new material added, and some corrections made. I’ve also lowered the price and of course the book is free for members of Kindle Unlimited and also for Amazon Prime members. There may be a paper edition, but at present, it’s only available on Kindle.