7/16/11

Birthday gift

Dear friends,
dear regular visitors,
dear occasional readers,
dear world!

The day before yesterday, I have turned 39. Yes, I'm what they call a "fête-nat'" here in France, born on July 14th, day of the French Fête Nationale, the National Holiday. No big deal, really. I'm not that much into celebrating my own birthdays.

But – I've decided to treat myself to a precious birthday gift. I've published my short stories and my poems on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and amazon.de. In electronic format, Kindle edition, for a starter. Can you believe it? Well, it's not as exciting as holding a real, printed book in my hands, leafing through it, smelling the perfume of new and fresh pages and seeing my name printed in big letters on the cover. It's a beginning, however. It's a change of some sorts.

Am I vain? That's for you to tell me. I guess I didn't think it over thouroughly; it was a decision like that, a "Just Do It!" and "Yes you can!" decision. So hastily made that I even managed to miss-spell the title of my poem-anthology. Just so like me, no?

All of you have read the short stories and poems I have decided to publish. They have previously been put into this space, and many of you have read them, enjoyed them (or so I hope), commented on them. This is thus no promotional post, just some sort of information I thought I owed you.

Nevertheless, I can't refrain from giving away the links of my (Geeee!!!!!! I did it!!!!) books:


I confess that I do feel a bit excited now. Telling you, of all people, makes all this seem really real for the first time!

I will not let you down. I will finish what I have started on here. I will come back and tell the rest of my stories. And post new poems. And new short stories.

I love you, my friends!

Kisses 'n' hugs

Dieter