My last post, way back in March, explained how my husband and I were co-authoring a book that would be released in the fall. Well, now, the release is official and I will be busy promoting the book as well as returning to this blog with a new purpose, and lots of posts!
The book, released by Theme Park Press, is titled, "Together in the Dream". The subtitle vividly describes our subject matter: "The Unique Careers of a Husband and Wife in the Early Decades of Walt Disney World". We wrote alternating chapters about our "lives at Disney", choosing to highlight the positive, amusing and, ultimately, life-changing stories from our individual experiences. It was great fun to write this volume together, and we hope our readers enjoy it.
We were also thrilled, and humbled, that a Disney Legend, Alice Davis, wrote the foreword for the book. (Alice's Disney career involved designing costumes for the Disney Parks' attractions.) She said that, while reading excerpts, she "giggled with enjoyment and delight". Those words meant so much to us, since she lived those early days as well, as did her husband, one of Disney's animation giants, Marc Davis.
In upcoming blogs, I'll give you some detail about the process we used to write "Together in the Dream", and how it all came together in the first place. We'd been approached several times in years past, to do a book like this, but it was Theme Park Press and its publisher, Bob McLain, who convinced us that we had finally found the perfect venue in which to release our work.
So! Please go to themeparkpress.com to read about our book, and to order it directly from them. You can also peruse their other titles on theme park subjects and memoirs, including our friend, Pam Turlow's, book "The Cotton Candy Road Trip", It is a publisher with lots of unique stories available. The cover looks like this:
I hope you enjoy it, and, please send me any feedback, comments, etc. AND, if you know of a group who would like to host R.J. and me for a speaking engagement, please contact me via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org for information on scheduling and pricing.
Enjoy the read!