The day of a book’s official release is not unlike the birth of a child. As a writer, I know it’s coming. This is what I’ve prepared for over the past few years and I am both excited and joyful with anticipation. I’ve even seen the previews through the edits and the cover design process.
Then, when I actually touch and feel the book, I am as proud as a mama with her new baby. This thing I hold in my hands is something I’ve created. And with the help of my editor and publisher, the product of my imagination has become a beautiful and real presence in the physical sense of the world. Such a wonder!
My new book, A New Dawn, has always been real in my head. Now, with the formal release of the book, the characters I’ve written about—and lived with for the past few years—can exist beyond my heart and my mind. They live in the pages of A New Dawn thus mingling with others, the readers the world over. Go! Go with blessings, my friends —Usha, Raja, Arjay, Marcy and Veena —and bring as much joy to others as you have to me. I will miss you, but you will forever be in my heart.