breaking news: the beauty of different is available for pre-order!

I began writing The Beauty of Different almost exactly one year ago.  It's been a year of interviews, photo shoots, late-night writing sessions, reading, re-reading, editing and re-editing paragraphs and images.  There have been moments where inspiration came easy, and other times when I've struggled to find the right words.  But now, after all this time, I am thrilled -- THRILLED, I tell you! -- to announce:

The Beauty of Different is now available for pre-order.

(Outside the US?  No worries --  you can pre-order on Amazon, too!)

 I'm really just beyond excited about this.  I'm also slightly stunned:  though I've been working diligently toward this goal for a while, actually seeing the book on my publisher's site makes it feel like it's actually going to happen.  I can't imagine what my emotions are going to be when I finally have the finished product in my hot little hands.  I'm not sure, but I suspect spontaneous combustion isn't entirely out of the question.

Anyway, although many of you have been visiting Chookooloonks for a while and know all about the book, to explain it a bit further, I've put together a short trailer (to watch and embed in your own blogs and/or Facebook pages with abandon, if you're so moved):

For more information, click here.

So, away we go!  Of course, anything you can do to spread the word would be greatly appreciated (also, equally as exciting:  as I type this, the fabulously talented Laurie Smithwick is designing a few badges for your blog eye-candy purposes, so stay tuned). 

And to those of you who've been supporting me on this entire journey:

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.