Not quite the Cover of the Rolling Stones, but on the cover nevertheless.
It’s time to share some small successes in the developing story of becoming a professional photographer and writer.
Last fall, a publishing house contacted me and wanted to use one of my images from Gettysburg for a book. This book is a children’s book that has 3,000 copies issued and will be distributed in libraries and schools.
Battle of Gettysburg by John Hamilton published by Abdo Publishing is now in print and available for purchase. I’ve been fascinated by the Gettysburg Battle, but must confess that it is so complicated that I have a hard time following the players and the story line. This book is geared for children, and it’s great! I absolutely love the easy to read format and how the players fit into the battle makes so much more sense to me.
The second book has yet to be printed. A recent image of mine taken of downtown Annapolis during the blue hour captured the attention of a local indie writer. Jeff Gunhus is a successful published writer that offers career books for the young college student, and “The Templar Chronicles” a three book series where Jack Templar goes out and fights evil monsters. Right up my alley with adventure and some Indiana Jones feel to them. He also has a psychological thriller “Night Chill” which has rave reviews and is a best seller in its genre.
His new book to come out early April is “Killer Within”, a psychological thriller based in Annapolis. From the reviews from “Night Chill” I guarantee you that this will be a new writer that I’ll be reading and enjoying thoroughly.
These writers and publishers has opened up new doors for me, both professional as well as finding new reads. I’m honored and thrilled that my photos were deemed worthy to be on a cover of a published work. Deep gratitude goes to both parties for them discovering my images and showing an interest.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Congratulations Emily, how exciting, next stop a book with nothing but your photos 🙂 I had some stuff published last year, its a great feeling of achievement, well done 🙂
Thank you so much Ed. It was really a real boost to my ego. Now to hope more doors open for me.
Cheers to your photo on the book! 🙂 🙂
Thank you so much Andy!
Congrats, Emily! That’s awesome!
I owe so much to you Lyn, It’s with all of your wonderful coaching that I am where I am today. 🙂
Congratulations! I’m sure that your success will continue, as you certainly have the talent and drive to make it happen!
I’m starting to think I need an agent. I like to be out in the field creating. Let someone else do all that marketing. 🙂
Congratulations and well done!
Thank you so much Fatima!
Congradulations. I remember you telling me about the potential for this during the WWPW in October! GREAT NEWS!
Thank you so much Tony! I didn’t dare let the cat out of the bag until I knew for certain. Hope you’re having a great winter.
Congrats and good for you! Terrific shots!
Nothing quite like your success Phil, but it certainly is a start.
How COOL Is That – Way to Go – Congrats!!!
Super duper cool Renee. Thank you so much!
Great news, well done Em. Thoroughly deserved.
Thank you so much for your support Mark. And loved your Intro with Leanne Cole, that was a super showcase for you.
You’re welcome and thank you too. I was pretty pleased with the intro 😊.
Thank you Bobbi.
I think this is very exciting news. Congrats – and keep reminding us authors that you have photographs that could be JUST the right one for our covers.
You are so very kind, and I can only imagine how hard it is for writers to put the right image to their written expression. Thank you.
YEAH, congratulations! That’s an accomplishment indeed. The Annapolis photo is really gorgeous, I love the blue. I agree with the others that you are indeed talented and these successes are well-deserved. Excited to watch you continue to grow and achieve as an artist.
You are so truly sweet, and your words mean so much to me. Thank you so very much for the support and encouragement.
THAT IS SO AWESOME!! Cograts!
Thank you so much Ilex ! Spring is around the corner, hang in there.
I’m so proud of you, you deserve the recognition. Congratulations!!!
You are so very kind Ali, and I am so grateful for your friendship.
Your just made my day! Congratulations!!!! 🙂
It makes you believe that the sky is the limit doesn’t it? Thank you so much Rebecca, and for being such a true friend.
You always make my day, Emily!!! Thank you.
Oooooh how exciting!! Abdo is huge, huge, huge!! So wonderful – and FUN!!
You know of them? That is amazing. I had never heard of them before, but I am thrilled with the book. It’s awesome. Thank you so much my dear.
Oh YES I know of them… 15 years in Educational Publishing! 🙂 They’re a BIGGIE!! I always tried after ’em for permission for my products. Fail! But really, huge congrats. That’s just fantastic.
Hello, I’m the author of the Gettysburg book. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it so much. Congrats on the cover photo! Best of luck on your photography career; you’re off to a great start!