A Segue

I created The Road to Promise nearly three and a half years ago as a platform for material I hoped to publish in memoir form. I was thrilled at the support I received as I told the story week after week, and I gained a great deal of satisfaction sharing my experiences that took place during a challenging time in my life. I am thrilled to say that the Native American portion of the material, which is contained in the most recent few posts, is available for sale in print and as an e-book titled Stranded on the Road to Promise. I will eventually publish the Costa Rican portion of this material in a mid-length-material book, and I am hoping a celebrity looking for a movie project to produce and star in would be interested in either or both stories as a viable vehicle (are you listening Reese Witherspoon?).

This is the perfect example of a blog-to-book project, which I now advise clients how to achieve, taking material through the editing phase and into publication through the indie imprint Sharktooth Press,  which I co-founded with Gerard McLean. I am still blogging, reporting on my literary adventures on the Improvateur blog on SaxonHenry.com. If you are a writer or someone fascinated with books, join me in my Google+ community The Literary Blog to Book Movement if you are so inclined.

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A Slight Detour on The Road to Promise

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Today marks the end of an era in several ways: it’s the final flourish for #LetsBlogOff and the final post (for a while, at least) for The Road to Promise. You can read why Paul and Gerard have decided to … Continue reading

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Mniwakan Wacipi

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After a 2pm session with Davelyn, Jim and I headed to the airport for a particularly long trek to South Dakota, which took us through Memphis and Minneapolis where we landed at midnight, rented a car and drove to Wagner. … Continue reading

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The Voice Which Calls

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Elmo and Edna continued to surprise me as I grew to know the brother and sister better. We’d invited them to dinner one evening, and as I spooned a generous helping of the chicken casserole I’d made onto her plate, … Continue reading

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Here is the Spirit of the Lord

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I walked the streets of Wagner feeling as if I’d been drawn into a vacuum; as if I had been shunted back in time to when I was a kid in Lookout Valley. Every time I tried to push myself … Continue reading

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The Heavens Cannot Contain You

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Emily Dickenson wrote, “You cannot fold a Flood—/ And put it in a Drawer.” As I left Costa Rica behind and became more entrenched in South Dakota, I felt this was my task as I labored to make sense of … Continue reading

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The Depository of Arrogance

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We drove the long stretch of road cutting through miles of farmland and ranchland between Wagner and Greenwood, home to Peter Cook who often brought lovely beaded jewelry and barrettes he created to church to sell afterwards. His beadwork was … Continue reading

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And the Book Becomes a Reality!

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The Let’s Blog Off topic today is “What are you looking forward to in the new year?” Hands down for me, besides adroyt being a smashing success, is a book deal for The Road to Promise. I thought I’d take … Continue reading

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Incurable Untimeliness

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The waterfall was barely smattering on the rocks as summer’s heat drank her offering before it could find its voice. The rhythm of the splashing mimicked someone struggling to breathe—the air heaving in and out of the chest as the … Continue reading

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Land of the Free

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Once we had exited the Rockies, driving from Steamboat Springs to Wagner, South Dakota, was a lesson in monotony, the Plains stretching into oblivion as we struck a straight coarse on the shaft of asphault that ran right up to … Continue reading

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