HUGE Update for the Readers of Despair to Deliverance

It is almost impossible for me to believe this, but I just now submitted the final, final, final manuscript of our book to Kirkus for review. This is a moment that is over two and a half years in the making. I am beyond excited! Of course, we have no idea whether the review will be positive or negative. It doesn’t even matter at this point. Robin and I, along with Daniel (our editor) and many people in our lives who have supported us, have put much time, energy and emotion into this project.

I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, each and every reader of this blog who has taken the time to stop in and check it out. Whether you read from beginning to end or just stopped by and moved on, you have helped to push us forward to this point.

A couple days ago I talked to a representative from Create Space, which is the company we have chosen to help us self-publish our book. While we are waiting for Kirkus to do their thing, we will be working to get the book ready to publish both in print form and as an e-book. If the Kirkus review is positive, excerpts from it will go on the back cover and then we will have the review published on the Kirkus website. If the review is not positive, then at least we tried. We will still self-publish the book and, either way, a link will be placed on this blog to buy it from Amazon.

Daniel is not only a great editor but also a talented artist, and is working on the cover design. I can’t wait to see it all come together over the next couple of months!

Stay tuned. I will continue to update our progress!




About Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D.

Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D. completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Purdue University. She spent ten years doing full-time clinical practice at a community mental health center with primarily adults. She then spent eight years working as an administrator at that same community mental health center while continuing to maintain a small caseload of therapy clients. She now provides clinical services in long-term care facilities in addition to writing, consulting and spending as much time as possible with the people she loves.
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22 Responses to HUGE Update for the Readers of Despair to Deliverance

  1. Sirena says:

    Exciting. Congratulations to you all. I can’t wait to read the book. I haven’t read from the beginning, partly because I kept getting lost with finding the next post, but also I didn’t try too hard because I want to read the final thing. 🙂

  2. derelictmom says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading the book! Does Daniel do freelance work as an editor, would love to contact him about a project I am working on and in need of an editor. Thanks Lucinda

  3. Julie says:

    What wonderful news! Congratulations!

  4. dyane says:

    I’m SUPER-excited for you….but you already know that! ;))))))))))) 👍
    It’s so cool to read about the evolution of your book; thanks for keeping us posted!
    with 💗
    one of your biggest fans,
    Dyane 😜

  5. Betty Lee says:

    I can’t wait. I WILL be buying the book.

  6. Dawn D says:

    Well done you! It must be highly satisfying to know that you brought this project to completion, no matter what the review is!

    WP won’t let me like this post, but… I like this 🙂

  7. Hey! Thanks so much for reading and “liking.” Yes, I am very excited to be at this stage. Have been following your blog. So happy for you and the Dancer!

  8. How exciting! A “like” doesn’t seem to be enough for this. Can’t wait to read it!

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