Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Bead In Time - Officially Released Today!

I am very excited to share with all of you that my new book, A Bead in Time, has officially been released today, and it's giveaway time! :)

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your kindness and support every day. It means so much to me. I find that daily blogging about beads, jewelry and other jewelry designers/bloggers has become a very inexpensive form of therapy!! :) I don't think I could or would want to miss a day of hanging out with you, sharing stories and pretty, sparkly things.

Over the years I have often caught the entrepreneurial bug, but it wasn't until the idea for this book struck me, that I took action. That makes me think it was just meant to be!! It was definitely a "reese cup" moment, but instead of chocolate and peanut butter it was vacation pictures and beads!

Every day I am learning something new about being a book author. It has just occurred to me that this isn't just something that happens and then goes away. This book will be a part of me forever and might just continue to be printed in future additions. :) I'm so glad you are here and sharing this experience with me.

And now, with all that said, I would like to announce my first BOOK GIVEAWAY!! Actually, since "trios" have been a theme this week, I thought I would start out by giving away 3 books on this blog post.

Just leave a comment and a week from Saturday I will announce three random winners.

In the mean time, I'm not sure how you really thank people who have written wonderful and kind reviews of your book and sound sincere while doing it!...I think it must be like receiving your child's first Kindergarten report card. You want to know, but you have to close one eye for the first read just in case!

Thanks a million to Margot Potter, "The Impatient Crafter", who posted a review on her blog yesterday. Seriously, when I saw my name pop up on her post, I think my heart might have skipped a beat!! Gosh, this is a dream come true!! :)

THANK YOU!

61 comments:

Finding Charm said...

That's wonderful. What an inspiration. It will be a part of you forever and will be a part of those who buy it as well. I bet it's like watching your baby grow up. Congratulations.

Michelle Mach said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the book in stores!

Denise said...

It could not happen to a better person. You are so kind and helpful to others and have been a great resorce for me. I am going to tell all my friends about your new book because it is great and a definite mush have. When is the next edition?

Onye said...

Congratulations on your new publication! I enjoy your blog quite a bit. You are right: you are immortalized in print and that's no small thing!

Jacquie said...

How exciting for you! I look forward to reading it. Hopefully I can win it here! :o) congratulations

Sabrina said...
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Sabrina said...

I just found your blog several days ago and are already a big fan! Checking almost every hour if there is an update ;). I think the blog is just so lovely designed and written and I am in love with your sweet jewellery pieces. Congratulations on your book! How great is that! What a nice inspiration! I just started with the beading and are already so in love with it. To write a own book is quite a cool thing!
I am living in the north of Sweden and there is no better hobby for the very COLD and DARK and LONG winter than beading :)

/Sabrina

Jean said...

Congratulations ! You deserve to be very proud - an awful lot of hard work goes into projects like this.
Well done.

Val Zdero said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Published Author - WOW, I MEAN WOW!!! Excellent and I am very very happy for you - please enter me into this lovely competition as I am always happy to learn more when it comes to jewellery making :D

Davinia said...

Brilliant news. Although it will probably be a while before we get it down here, but that makes it something to look forward to. Well done,it must be an amazing feeling to have published a book that I'm guessing was also a labour of love.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Congratulations on the book, from what I have heard it is a big chore even after you write it when it comes to having a book published.

I echo your thoughts on blogging; it just is so soothing to organize my thoughts on a subject to put them down on the blog, as well as to reading the thoughts of so many others.

Best wishes on the book sales, but I hope I am one of the lucky ones to win one!

Margot Potter said...

Lisa

Congratulations! You've written a wonderful book and people are going to love it.

Best
Margot

Pearl and Pebble said...

Congratulations Lisa!!! What a wonderful accomplishment! We are all so happy for you:)

coolmoon said...

Being an author is a wonderful experience. I authored a bead book, too, but chose to self publish - so it isn't something that can be found in stores. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone through the process of finding a publisher. Congrats on having yours 'out there'! Can't wait to see it on the bookshelves.

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Congratulations, Lisa! So happy for you! I look forward to your new blog post every day and have enjoyed getting to know you via blogging. You are an inspiration to all of us!

Felicia said...

Congratulations! Writing a book is such an accomplishment. I agree with Onye - you are now immortalized in print. It is on of the things I have on my own "bucket list."

I enjoy your blog and marvel at the fact you do it daily. I found it a few months ago. Plus, you can link out to everyone else's blog.

Lacey said...

I really enjoy your blog and read it daily. You inspire me to not be afraid to use "craft stores" as my main supplier for beads. I love it when you say you got some absolutely beautiful bead at Michael's, JoAnn's, or Hobby Lobby. If your book is anywhere near as inspiring as your blog then you've penned an instant hit. I look forward to reading it. One more thing, if there's a Dee's Crafts anywhere near you, go check it out. The one by us is totally awesome!!

quiltingjewel39 said...

Congratulations!! That is wonderful news. I enjoy your blog and have learned so much from it. I am anxious to see the book.

Lori Z. said...

How exciting for you! Can't wait to have a peek at this new inspiration.

Ronnie said...

Congratulations! This is a big deal.

TesoriTrovati said...

Can I get a WOOT WOOT?!?
That is fantastic news! I have a new book to pick up at my local bookstore!
And kudos for you for making your dream happen. I have a book rolling around inside of me wanting to break free. It is comforting to know that it can happen to the best of us.
Congratulations!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

BadPxy said...

I'm so impressed -- I can't even imagine all the work that has gone into it!

Boot ~C said...

Congratulations, it looks great!

Mikki said...

Congrats!!! Yay! I hope it has to rush into a second print!

Yankecwgrl said...

What a great give away!
I've got a stash of beads and don't know what to do with them. Maybe I need to buy your book if I dont' win one!
Thanks!

-Jennifer

Dawno said...

Congratulations on your official release, Lisa. Hope your wonderful book sells millions!

PS - I already have my copy, so no need to enter me in the contest and lower the odds for someone who doesn't have it yet!

Brian J. said...

Congratulations. It takes a lot to put a book out there and hope the public likes it. Like you, I hope it meets acclaim and success.

cjvierow said...

How cool to see something you've envisioned come to pass! It must be really exciting after all the work that obviously went into writing your book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Carole said...

I just wanted to drop by and say congratulations Lisa! How exciting for you.

I'll be watching for this book to hit my local library for sure. I'll be able to say, 'I know this author'. lol

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

That is so awesome Lisa! Congratulations! I would be happy to do a review of your book on my blog if you want. It sounds like a great premise for a beading book and it sounds fabulous!

Createology said...

Congratulations on such an important phase of your journey. I am fairly new to your blog but follow it daily now. I would love to receive your book to enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity to win your give away. Keep creating...

Lisa Crone said...

Oh you guys....!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You are all so kind and generous with your comments!! They mean more to me than you will probably ever know!! :)

Heather Ward said...

Congrats on the book! Make sure you get yourself to a book store to see it on an actual store shelf:) Then it will be real and feel even cooler.

flyingbeader said...

I too was so excited when I saw your book & your name on Margot's blog...you are famous-ous
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Sparklyscotty said...

Congratulations Lisa! I am writing up a promo post for you on http://jewelryreport.com

Linda said...

How wonderful, I can't wait until I can get it in Australia. I love seeing new ideas. Congratulations!!!! :-)

Siobhan said...

Congratulations, this is fantastic news, I can't wait to see it!

Aik said...

Congratulations! I came over via Twitter. Will the book be available in Malaysia?

Dee said...

Congratulations on finally getting your book published.

So glad you got the recognition you so rightly deserve.

Softflexgirl said...

Congrats! I just wrote the review on it for March Spotlight on...

Irene Lenihan said...

Congrats on the publication of your book. Glad you were able to get it done. I'll be waiting for it to show up in our book stores.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you are having a book giveaway. This looks fascinating and the projects sound wonderful. I hope I'm one of your lucky winners.
Rosalie

Beadwoman3 said...

Congradulations on your book! Cant wait to see what beady things it holds...

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations. Your cover is gorgeous. I'm dying to read it.

SueBeads said...

Yay Lisa, good for you! Hope I win it, but if not, can't wait to see it in the stores!

Kokopelli said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I'm proud of you and thanks for your wonderful blog! I always enjoy coming here and reading.

Anonymous said...

Very, Very exciting for you. Best wishes, there is nothing like seeing something you put so much effort into being appreciated by others. Well Done!
Cas xxx

Lisa ( nickname "L" ) said...

Oh Goody!! Congratulations on this yummy looking book! I love tuning into your blog for all the great information and now this great give away!

Moushka said...

So excited to discover your blog thanks to Pearl. Congrats on the new book.

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Lisa
Congratulation on the release of your book. Looking forward to reading "A Bead in Time", and wishing you much success. Love your blog, look forward everyday to reading every word.

Laura said...

Congrats on your book! It looks GREAT!

Shaiha said...

Congrats on your new baby! I have already added it to my wish list on Amazon

Designs by Blanche said...

Lisa, Congratulations on your book! I'm excited for you &love reading your blog, can't wait to read your book!

Dawn Doucette said...

What a wonderful event to celebrate Lisa! Now you can add "Published Author" to your long list of accomplishments and activities. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of your book and trying some of your newest designs!

I wish you many more successful books and the sense of awwwww that it's really your life and you're following your dream!

Congratulations again!

Dawn

Kate said...

Congratulations on your book! I just recently found your blog while hopping through several others and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for keeping such a quality site!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog through the Beading Gem's Journal. Look's like a great site and I have signed up for email alerts.

Diana Meade said...

Hi Lisa, I know I am a few days late, but I want to congratulate you on the long awaited arrival of your creative baby! Your story is an inspiration to all of us who struggle to show up and do our art in spite of life getting in the way. I can't wait to see your book on the shelf. Best wishes and lots of royalty checks!

quartz265 said...

Found your blog via Margot Potter's. Looking forward to looking at your book. I enjoy your blogs use of everyday beads that can be easily found out in the market place. I get tired of seeing designs that can't possibly be used for inspiration because of all the custom materials.

Stasha said...

Congrats on your book!. I can't wait to check it out.

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, I'm very excited to read your book! Would love to win. Congrats on being a new author!

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

I heard about this giveaway from Pearl at Beading Gems Journal and I'd love to win!!! Crossing my fingers!
-Stephanie