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Look What I Found in my Mailbox

Forgive the frizzy hair–it was a long day with many side trips into the rain. Also forgive the early-90s look of a t-shirt layered over long underwear. It was just that sort of a day. And forgive the glazed expression. It was probably close to midnight when we took that picture.

My first copy of the book arrived in the mail yesterday. So I guess this is really really real.

Also note that the publication date has moved up on Amazon. It’s now May 1st. You know, just in case you were waiting to get your copy of the most scintillating read about infertility, adoption, and loss ever written. And I will be posting a tour/reading schedule once I know it because I want to meet all of you and this seems like the best chance.


A proper thank you to everyone who helped me with this by providing their story coming soon. But a pre-thank you before the formal thank you. I could not have done this without all of you.

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1 Parenthood For Me { 04.14.09 at 9:26 am }

Yahhhh. How wonderful for you. I can’t wait to receive it the mail and maybe get to meet you!!! How exciting, Mel.

2 loribeth { 04.14.09 at 9:30 am }

Eeek!! What a thrill that must have been!! I can’t wait to get my copy, even sooner than I thought!

Enjoy!!

3 Jen { 04.14.09 at 9:32 am }

Hooray!!!! I cannot wait!

4 mylfieasitis { 04.14.09 at 9:33 am }

Congrats to you!

5 SS { 04.14.09 at 9:35 am }

Congratulations! Look forward to reading soon-

6 KLTTX { 04.14.09 at 9:37 am }

Very exciting. I just ordered my copy and can’t wait to read it.

7 luna { 04.14.09 at 9:41 am }

huge congrats! and moving up the date too!

btw, I didn’t notice any of those things you said to forgive. but I forgive you for saying them.

can’t wait to read it!

8 IdleMindOfBeth { 04.14.09 at 9:43 am }

SO EXCITING!

And that book tour of yours better bing you to the Detroit area (Ann Arbor? Royal Oak?)!

9 Kymberli { 04.14.09 at 9:50 am }

I can’t wait to get my copy! Is Savannah on your list of tours? Please say it is.

10 JellyBelly { 04.14.09 at 9:57 am }

congratulations!

11 N { 04.14.09 at 9:58 am }

Whoohoo! Congratulations!

12 sunflowerchilde { 04.14.09 at 10:06 am }

Congrats! I would have loved to order it through an independent bookstore, but saw that option too late. I had already ordered it on Amazon. In any case, I’ll be happy to get it early!

13 WiseGuy { 04.14.09 at 10:14 am }

Wow oh Wow! Congrats on the first copy….Authoress!

14 Isn't it pretty to think so { 04.14.09 at 10:16 am }

Congratulations!!!

15 Searching for Serenity { 04.14.09 at 10:23 am }

Very exciting. Congrats!

16 Emily { 04.14.09 at 10:25 am }

Oh happy day! Congratulations!

17 Wordgirl { 04.14.09 at 10:25 am }

What a wonderful feeling — congratulations Mel! The women who will benefit from this are so very lucky — of course, we are all able to take advantage of the electronic form — I have said it before and will say it again — I would have never stayed sane in this last few years had it not been for Stirrup Queens…

XO

Thank you!

Pam

18 Jendeis { 04.14.09 at 10:26 am }

OMG OMG!! So exciting!!

19 Rebecca { 04.14.09 at 10:34 am }

OOOOH! YAY!!! The book AND you are beautiful!!! I’m marking my calendar for May 1st so we can buy Amazon out!

(please please please say you’re coming to St. Louis on your tour???)

20 nishkanu { 04.14.09 at 10:37 am }

Congratulations!!

21 Lori { 04.14.09 at 10:45 am }

My copy is ordered, and I can’t wait to put on my own long underwear overlaid with a t-shirt, frizz my hair, glaze my expression and view my own copy!

(Seriously, you look gorgeous, as usual.)

Woot! Must feel great, Mel! So very proud of you.

22 annacyclopedia { 04.14.09 at 10:46 am }

I’m having my second official cry of the day. I am just so happy for you, and happy for all the women and families your book is going to help. What a gift you’ve given to the world, and what a gift you ARE to the world. A million congratulations!

23 Elizabeth { 04.14.09 at 11:00 am }

Congratulations! That is AWESOME!!!!!

24 Heather { 04.14.09 at 11:00 am }

Congratulations–what an enormous accomplishment!!

25 Tara { 04.14.09 at 11:02 am }

Congratulations, Mel!

26 noswimmers { 04.14.09 at 11:03 am }

BIG congrats to you!!

27 Me { 04.14.09 at 11:13 am }

Woooohoooo! Hugest congrats!

28 Jill { 04.14.09 at 11:14 am }

WOOO HOOO!!!! Congrats!

29 LJ { 04.14.09 at 11:14 am }

SOOOO excited. This is pretty momentous stuff.

30 Kristin { 04.14.09 at 11:20 am }

Wooohoooo…this is so exciting! Does this mean we get it earlier if we have preordered it?

31 Brenna { 04.14.09 at 11:21 am }

Oh WOW! I can imagine how amazing that must feel. You’re generating lots of buzz and excitement out here in IF land. Congratulations!!!

32 Molly { 04.14.09 at 11:26 am }

OMG, that is so AWESOME!!

33 serenity { 04.14.09 at 11:34 am }

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Awesome. Well done, Mel.

34 ultimatejourney { 04.14.09 at 11:58 am }

Congrats!!!!

35 Shannon { 04.14.09 at 12:18 pm }

Wow thats awesome! Do you know when its being released in Canada?

36 Rose's Daughter { 04.14.09 at 12:29 pm }

Congrats!! That’s wonderful!

37 Caro { 04.14.09 at 12:30 pm }

congrats

38 JamieD { 04.14.09 at 12:32 pm }

Woo-hoo!!!! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to get my own copy.

I hope your book tour makes a stop in the midwest – I would love to meet you!

39 Piccinigirl { 04.14.09 at 12:41 pm }

congrats!!!!! so excited for you (wish you were doing a book signing in PA).
Mine is ordered and I can’t wait til it shows up in my mailbox. πŸ™‚

40 Carrie27 { 04.14.09 at 12:54 pm }

Just a matter of weeks!!! YAY!!!

41 Fertilized { 04.14.09 at 12:54 pm }

Congrats to your Huge Accomplishment!

42 Lani { 04.14.09 at 12:55 pm }

woohoo!! congrats mel, that is so awesome. now go celebrate πŸ™‚

43 kate { 04.14.09 at 1:07 pm }

YAY! CONGRATS! So excited for you!

44 docgrumbles { 04.14.09 at 1:09 pm }

Yay! Congrats!!!

45 Deb { 04.14.09 at 2:02 pm }

Wowzas! How exciting! Congrats!

46 Jenn { 04.14.09 at 2:28 pm }

Sincere CONGRATS – Cannot WAIT to read it. Looking forward to your tour!

HUGS

47 Jennifer { 04.14.09 at 2:33 pm }

Congrats!! That must be such a wonderful feeling, to finally hold it in your hands. I can’t wait to read it!

48 Cassandra { 04.14.09 at 2:37 pm }

Yee-haw! It’s really real!

49 Jennifer { 04.14.09 at 3:19 pm }

Great news! CONGRATS!!!!

50 Clare { 04.14.09 at 3:21 pm }

Congrats! Im so gonna order that asap!

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