I’ve Been Keeping a Secret, But It’s Out Now….

Last year, a poet I interviewed for 32 Poems, H.L. Hix, asked if I would contribute to his blog about objects that are made priceless by how and why they are received/given for his blog project at IN QUIRE.  He published my little “object lesson” in 2011.  I know that some of you may have read it already, but the secret I’ve kept is that H.L. Hix had told me that he had hoped to create a book out of these lessons.  I wasn’t hopeful because it includes something I wrote, and I thought who the heck would want to read that.  But now, I’m coming clean.  The secret and the book are out!

Something I wrote in tribute to my nana (Aune Mullen — 1915-1998) has been published in a book, Made Priceless: A Few Things Money Can’t Buy.

I hope that you will buy this book to support not only this blog and my writing, but also the charities to which H.L. Hix will contribute.

I cannot begin to tell you what this publication means to me and how I feel it honors nana’s memory.  It is more than I could have ever dreamed of or asked for in my lifetime.  I’m glad that it has arrived in my home.  I hope to buy a few copies for my parents and aunts.  I urge you all to do the same because not only is this book important to me and the memories I’ve shared, but to all the other contributors.

Thanks to all of you who continue to support the blog, my writing, and everything I try to accomplish here.

***Updated at 11:40 AM***

If you want a signed copy, you can send a payment to my paypal account savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com and I can send you one.

I can get a discount as a contributor from the publisher, so it would $17 with shipping for those of you who are interested!

  • Congratulations, Serena! That is an accomplishment to be really proud of!

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  • What an honor! I am so proud of you!

    • Thanks, Julie. I was surprised to see it in print!

  • That’s so awesome, Serena!! I am so thrilled for you! 😀

    • Staci, you are too kind. If you want a signed copy, let me know.

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    • Thanks very much, Gautami

  • Congratulaions! That is a wonderful secret to let out NOW!

  • How awesome Serena! Let me know how much it’ll be to get a signed copy to me in Canada and I’ll send it to through PayPal!

    • I just emailed you the total.

      • Congrats, Serena! Can you please send me the total for mailing to Canada too?

  • Ti

    You must have been dying to share this!!

    • I was dying to share it, but at the same time nervous it wasn’t going to happen.

  • Wow, how absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!

    • Jill, thanks so much.

  • How exciting — congrats!! I’m so delighted for you! I’ll definitely look for this book — as I love found objects and essays on why people love what they love. Such an exciting endeavor — thrilled for you!

    • Audra, thanks so much. You’re support means a lot.

  • Beth Hoffman

    Oh how wonderful … huge congrats, Serena! I will buy the book for certain. Can’t wait to read it.

    • Beth, thanks so much. You’re support means everything.

  • Congratulations!

  • Congratulations, Serena! How awesome!

  • Congrats Serena! What a great thing. 🙂

  • Congrats! This book looks lovely.

    • Emma, Thanks….its good to know another writer of poetry and fiction out there!

  • Holy cow Serena, that is incredible! You are famous! I’m so proud. This could be the beginning of something bigger for you. 🙂

    • Thanks, Sandy. I hope you’ll pick up a copy or you can order one through me and I’ll sign it for you!

  • Congrats!