I didn’t have the patience. Better to publish this dear little book, than to take months to get the cover and the interior absolutely perfect. Somehow, we’ll take care of that later.
Remember how guardian angels do a lot of their work through coincidence?
It just happens that Sharon Starns, who has published a book… who has published eight books on Amazon.com, she just happened to find this website. Next thing I knew, there appeared a comment from her: “I like the Paperback, Richard, the words of it, but tell me: Is the interior design simply terrible, or were you away when the monkeys got tired, and stuffed your manuscript in a bag and sent it to the publisher?”
“There was no bag! ” I told her. “I sent it in a box.”
I think that Sharon could have been suggesting that some readers may have found it easier to read the story, If it hadn’t been published by a tornado..
We talked for while, and near the end of our conversatIon, she said, “If you’d like someone to work on the manuscript and make it look more ‘professional’, just let me know. I’d be happy to help.”
Is that an angel coming to save this book, or what?
My response was a masterpiece of powerful ego: “Would you please help me?”
And that’s happening now. Right now.
What could this mean for you? Probably nothing. Yet if you’re the kind of person who collects fragments of Old History, this is your chance. In a day or a few, depending only on the speed of Amazon to bring Version Two of Life with my Guardian Angel on line, Version One will be gone forever.
I hope you’ll agree that V2 will be much easier to read than V1, has no aspects of design that may trouble any reader, that the story does not require apologies if one offers a copy as a gift, then please wait a short while for V2 to appear. However, if you’d prefer to prove that Richard Bach is a terrible designer for paperback books, and need to have a copy to make this clear, then now’s the time to get Version One!
I’d appreciate it, if you could say that it’s Sharon Starns’ fault when Version Two appears.