I think sometimes life lets you know how things are going. Yesterday started off going down the path of one of those days, you know what I mean. We had a friend stop by before we needed to head in to town. She was collecting her copy of my book. While talking she said something that was not expected but warmly welcome “Ally your boobs are getting so big” okay three it was the start of the change of day. Needless to say she had placed me on cloud nine. You see I have been so busy that I don’t see all the changes that are taking place in my body, though I am getting some hips…..LoL.
Then while still up there I went and saw my attorneys PA who wanted a book. She added a second boost to my cloud hopping by telling me how lovely my hair was getting and telling me how proud she was of me. Next was my Attorney who was to jump in and give me a boost on the ego train. If you have never had someone tell you that they are proud of you wait until a respected Attorney does it. I tell tell you it was about to get even better.
I went to go see a close friend who life is changing for the better. The kids and I have quick hugs and went on our way to go have lunch. Wow pizza is on my mind and I am a big pizza fan. Tried out the new pizza shop in Launceston called Rockin hot pizza. They had the pulled pork pizza I did not read it all the way due to the name got me first “Pig Floyd”yup had to try it. Boom first bite took me away to a time when I used to enjoy eating a pizza with my friend Alan Lockhart they had to have heat and this one did and with a sour dough base. Sam whereever you are I hate you for making me fall in love with sourdough pizzabases. I ate all but two pieces, I am now the fat pig but very happy.
Next stop was to go see another friend who has supported me on my transition timeline Ella to say why missed my hair appointment. Well the next thing I know I am exchanging a book signed and numbered for a new hair appointment. Remember it has been close to two years since I shaved my head for the “World’s greatest shave”. Then we were off to head home and next thing I know we are headed back to town to sell a book to another friend who while talking to her started to read it and he t thing I know she is taking photos of me. I hate photos but I do it for her and the kids because they like them.i get home and another person stops by to get one.then I get another call from the friend tank took the photo. She wants to buy one for her mum.
It is one thing to write the story of your life it is another to have people read it I have been hoping it is not shit. A lot of people have helped me write the magic that is in it. Cooked dinner an d sat down to do some work, yeah right I crashed. Slept for a couple of hours in a chair.i love my kids they kept quite and let me get a couple of z’s.
All and all this day that I thought we going to turn out to be crap has become an amazing day one filled with good friends and great feelings.”I get by with a little help from my friends”
Yes you have read it right I am in the process of writing my second book. Sad to say this one will take a bit more time to write. I think it is going to be a bit harder to write as it is about my father’s exciting life. So many stories from him over the years and I have to try to get more out of him. Gosh it is like getting blood from a stone. To spark your interest my dad is my hero and I am so lucky to have him in my life. I can’t wait to share him with everyone.
In the last 24 hours I have talked to the first Bookstore in Melbourne to carry my book.
Hares and Hyenas
63 Johnston St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065,
Tel: 61 3 9495 6589
Sunday: 11.30 a.m. — 6.30 p.m.
Monday — Wednesday: 9 a.m. — 6.30 p.m.
Thursday — Friday: 9 a.m. — 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. — 6.30 p.m.
Thank you – Carrie for the suggestion!
Thank you Hares and Hyenas for giving me a go. So readers if you are in the Melbourne Victoria Australia area stop in request the book. I will be ordering their books real soon.
Good News! Launceston
Patriarchs order has been placed and we should see it soon. That means you will be able to have it in your hot little hands asap.
though I have been looking for a second launceston Bookstore to carry the book due to Collins has not replied to my request as of yet. I went for a drive to see if some of the Secondhand / new book shops are still around. Sad news so far 3 of them have run out of Business.
Well so far if you are in Launceston Tasmania the first Bookstore to Carry my book will be
89 Brisbane St
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
(03) 6331 8088
I will be placing their order this week so that they will have it in stock soon I will let you know on the arrival date.
I also approached Collins books but they referred me onto head office as they only buy what they are told.
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I was in Launceston today seeing an old friend who was one of the reason I am happy to be alive today. She helped out in so many ways with what is now in the past and should be left there. We had a wonderful chat and made a Date for afternoon tea in the coming week. It was so nice to be told so many nice things about me that I could not see due to the Dark clouds that I only saw at that past. We have not been able to catch up for some time about a year.
You know you are on the right track when those who love and care for you as friends are supporting your changes. This is something a lot of Transpeople do not have and the difference in the quality of life is amazing. Well sorry this is a short one due to the children are home and we are going to be putting up some new photos real soon.
Yup this is me right now I am trying to do so many things at the same time. I am also having a bit of a woman issue as well. My nipples are so sore right now…..And if someone tells me again to put cabbage on them I am going to make coleslaw out of that person.
Like I posted yesterday that I received 50 books which was one of my orders. I took the time and spent it numbering and signing each one with a special message for the reader as a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t know if who was more excited Sonia one of my readers or I was. She began to tear up a little and I was about to follow once I saw the beautiful honesty in her heart as she read my message to her. Sometimes some people just touch your soul in a way you never expected..
I have wanted to connect with my readers and open the door to honest communications. The only way I know how to help others grow is to provide education when it is needed. In a way where they feel free to ask questions.
I feel that with each book that was sold in 24 hours (39 copies) and I setup a local bookstore who wants 10 copies. I am going to make this work. I have a second dream that inspired me write my book and that was the situation my children that we are in. When you can’t find a solution to your problems, you build the solution. One of the realities of being Trans is the issues of employment, no one talks about it as it is assumed it does not exist. But the reality of it is very much real and in your face once you get into interviews. Most female interviewers look past the issue of looks and are looking for the ability to do the task at which you are applying for. But there is the question in the back of there mind “can this person do the job looking like that”. It is not a fault that should rest upon anyone shoulders it is a fact sometime when you are dealing with face to face communications. Every employer wants a smooth start to a new employee. You might say this is wrong but until you run a company you are not in their shoes looking at you with their eyes.
So one of my solutions to not being employed was to start writing my book and now writing my father story. So yes in the future there will be a book about my father called “Project Billy” I hope I can find a early picture of my Hero. I might have to beg a Nephew or two to find me a photo of him without telling anyone what is going on. I know that might be a hard one. But I so want to write my dad’s story. I have lost the chance to write my mothers (that would have gotten a no anyway). I am really going to do a lot of research on my Grandfather “Cookie Dad” for my Third book. Then I am going to stretch my creativity to write a bit of Fiction that I have wanted to write for many years. I am so going to have to pay my editor on these next books. I am not going to let time slip by hoping that going to school is going to get me a job I am going to two both at the same time. Though in the end I might look like this….
But anything worthwhile will take time, effort and love.
Right now on my Kitchen Table there are 50 books my first order for Australia. I need to be thankful for all the love and support from friends and family (Dad, Morgan, Frank & Joe). I never thought this day would come. I never thought my table would be filled with my story. I once thought who would care about what I went through. The First book I ever sold went to one to Hezekiah’s Teacher I believe. The second one went to the mother of a childhood friend who I have stayed in touch with.
So far the book is selling and I am so blessed. Thank you to everyone who ever believed in me from my dad to MRS. Miller to Morgan to The Four amigo’s to three Special ladies (Rickie, Jackie L. & Yvette) to two very special person Jacqueline K. Thank all of you every so much. Last but Never Least Kristi R. in Hobart my editor, thank you for your love and help with my words. Lord knows this woman put in some kick ass effort if you read the draft, lol.
Thanks God…..i’m alive still.