09 February 2015

"Staying on Topic is Hard" Now Available as a Paperback!

Whoa. That was a really long title. But I really did need all of those words to tell you everything you need to know.

Staying on Topic is Hard, a volume composed of the best of this blog and as well as some previously un-published work, is still available as an ebook, but if you are staunchly opposed to reading great works of literature on an electronic screen, you're in luck, because it's now available as a paperback book on Amazon.

Detesters of e-readers, you have Carolynn to thank for this development, because it was she who clued me in on how to make a paperback edition possible (hint: use Createspace). It took a little while for me to get the book formatted, and I battled with the software to keep the ebook and paperback cover designs the same (and lost). I will warn you that this new edition of the book is more expensive than the original ebook, to compensate for printing costs.

So, I suppose I could tell you that a choice awaits you today: Which means more to you? A cheaper price, or an actual book that you can hold?

That dilemma presents a difficult problem for me, because I love getting the best deal, but I sure appreciate a shelf full of books....hmmm...

All this to say, if you're curious about my miraculous dream-bending invention (Never have a bad dream again!), need a long list of pranks to prepare for April fool's day, or share my interest in the quirks and problems unique to cross-cultural marriage--you have a choice? Digital or Paper.

I implore you, make the right one.

In other author-related news--now that I'm a published writer, I've discovered that writers really do love reviews. Thank you, all of you, who have supported me both by reading my book and reviewing it on Amazon or Smashwords or your own blogs. It means so much to me that you're willing to invest your own time and money into my writing. Ya'll are the best. Blogging has inspired me to write more regularly than I ever have before--thanks for being a part of this journey!


  1. yay congratulations!!! you have inspired me to step it up over here so thanks and congrats on offering both digital and touchy-book :)

  2. Eeeek! I am so excited and happy for you!! I can't wait to order my copy :)

  3. Congrats on publishing in paperback!!

  4. Congrats on Publishing!!! That is soo exciting!!!
    Melanie @

  5. Oh Rachel....have total admiration for you...well done you! I'm going to head off and pop it in my Amazon basket (I can't stand reading digitally; I'm also fairly thrifty but don't mind any extra to be able to hold paper in my hands)....

  6. How exciting!! And I love the title!! So cute!