Frisbee Dreams - by Libby James
This book can currently be purchased for $10.80 at amazon.com
Frisbee Dreams, about a pudgy eleven-year-old made fun of by four older, athletic siblings tells the story of a girl who discovers herself when she becomes proficient with a Frisbee.
It has been an enormously long time in coming. So long in fact, that my son, who loved playing with a Frisbee as a kid and who inspired the story, is about to turn 52.
That is not a typo.
What took me so long? Like so many people I know, I love to write. I always have. I can’t not do it. And I’d like to think that I am better at writing than I am at jumping through hoops to shepherd a story from the depths of my computer into the light of day.
Anyone who’s tried it will understand. After a while, you just give up and stash your words away in a file somewhere. That’s what I did until a while ago when I decided to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the world of self-publishing.
Time was, if you “self-published” it meant that you had a big ego and were willing to do almost anything to see your words in print. It was commonly referred to as “vanity” publishing.
Today some of that stigma has disappeared and self-publishing has become much more accessible and acceptable. For better and for worse.
For me, the self-publishing journey has been a great adventure filled with some tension, frustration and stress, but mostly a learning experience I’m happy to have undertaken.
It’s never been about the money. It’s about wanting to share a story—in this case with middle grade young people—that I hope will engage and entertain them. If, along the way, they take away something more than that, all the better.
Frisbee Dreams is what it is: A simple story—no zombies, vampires or dystopia—just a bit of imagination intended to make most anything possible.
It will be available on Amazon early in 2015.