Saturday, September 6, 2014


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

Perhaps a few decades later than originally intended, I aim to do just that. Don’t get me wrong: the most important and heartfelt dream of my life has been realized—to be a father—and for that I am beyond blessed. But another dream long-harbored—of being a writer and published author—has achieved a hard-fought crucial step—I have found a publisher for my nearly decade-long labor of love, THE AWAKENING OF DAVID ROSE, a YA/Fantasy which is first in a series of four.

A good publisher at that. An innovative, exciting, hybrid publisher run by great folks who genuinely support their authors.

 Booktrope was founded in 2011 in Seattle, WA. Booktrope has pioneered a new type of book development process called Team Publishing which leverages their proprietary technology platform Teamtrope. Booktrope is committed to the creation of quality books via a low-overhead collaborative approach resulting in affordable prices for today’s reader. A quick online perusal reveals a number of articles delving into the emerging world of such hybrids, highlighting leading examples like Booktrope; here is a good piece from Forbes.

The same day Booktrope offered publication, my friend and fellow Booktrope author Rachel Thompson broke some pretty big news.

I am excited to partner with Booktrope to carry my book—my dream—to publication. All writers must stand humbly before the judgment of readers—I am grateful I am going to get that chance.  We are just getting started—and there is much work to be done—so more details shall be forthcoming. But thank you all for your support—and keep doing what you do and believing in your dream.

It’s never too late.


  1. Congratulations again Daryl...btw, I'm in the midst of getting my second masters in Library Science, focusing on children and YA public really looking forward to reading your book when it comes out!

    1. Thanks Micki, and congrats to you on the masters...would love your feedback when the book comes out. Thanks and best wishes!

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    1. MJ thanks as always for your friendship and support--I have learned a lot from you-

  3. Congrats, Daryl! We all need an outlet, as parents. All the hard work is worth it! Wishing you a wonderful week.

    Laurie Kozlowski

    1. Thanks Laurie, indeed we do! Wishing you a great week too!