Well, now I have the ISBN # and barcode, and discovered that for a new author/publisher, with only one book to my credit, I am not entitled to a Library of Congress "Catalog in Publishing" block. Instead, they give you a PCN (forget what that stands for) number, which you put on the copyright page. So that's done.
Now I'm waiting for the layout to be finished, when I'll review. Then we'll finalize, and they will download the information to the POD printers I've chosen, a company out of Berkeley, CA, who specialize in high-quality art and photography books. I'll only be getting 4 copies; first, to send to some people who've agreed to do blurbs for the back of the book, and second, to check the quality of their work.
Still don't know how many copies I'll end up doing. If I had unlimited funds, I'd definitely go with 1000, no question. But that's not the case, so until I have
Seems clear to me - if we don't learn to love our home, we're going to lose it—or at least access to it, as IT will most likely survive us, if not entirely intact. So the primary goal of this website is to engender curiosity about something in nature—anything, whether it's an amoeba or the oceans. Whatever does it for you —get active, if you can, or get interested and support, if you're like me and are not able or inclined to tromp around in the woods.
I am an artist and writer, living off grid, in a strawbale house on the high mesa near Taos, New Mexico. I have four cats, and live amongst a variety of wildlife including, but not limited to: coyote, pronghorn antelope, elk, endless bunnies and jackrabbits (and myriad other rodents), ravens, mountain bluebirds, rattlesnakes, and tarantula.
The cats stay in, everything else stays out.