Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Secret Revealed


A Secret Revealed

When I began From the House of Edward four years ago, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  My busy career in interior design had slowed with the American economy leaving my creative spirit antsy and bored, so I thought the little experiment of a blog would be an interesting diversion.  So little, so very little, did I know.  I began to write, and suddenly, to my amazement, doors began to fly open up and down the hallways of my imagination, some locked since childhood and each one more mysterious, more fascinating, than the last.  Finally all the musings and fancies that had flitted through my mind for years had somewhere to land.  I began to look forward to gathering ideas around me like a wildly embroidered cloak and sitting down each day to write.  And strangely enough, the more I wrote, the more generous was the muse; I found my dreams more colourful, my visions more fanciful, than ever before.  Writing this blog has been, and continues to be, a complete joy and through it I have met so many truly lovely people, people I now call dear friends.

For several years now, I have been getting letters from readers requesting the blog in book form.  At first, I dismissed the idea entirely.  But as those requests became more frequent I began, slowly and with no small amount of trepidation, to consider the possibility. So earlier this year I began the long process of editing and reworking the blog essays with a book in mind and now, ten months later, and happily in one of my favourite months of the year, I can say to you all that From the House of Edward is here.... in hardback with a lavender velvet spine and silver lettering. It’s perfectly gorgeous and I'm so tickled!  I’m also so very honoured to have the wonderful artist, Amber Alexander, as the illustrator.  Her magical colour paintings of Edward are throughout the book and I am thrilled beyond measure to have her lovely work grace its pages.

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “ A book is like a garden carried in your pocket”.  That is exactly what I wish From the House of Edward to be for you. I hope it is a book you reach for on an icy December night, the book you tuck into your bag when you wander down a sun-dappled road on a April morning.  I hope you find it a bit of comfort in a difficult world, and a bit of fun in serious times.  And I hope you enjoy the stories of Edward, the big white dog,
 for none of this would have happened without him. 


Buy Your Autographed Copy HERE!

61 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Amazing where and how life takes one....I hope sales are brisk. All the best, Heather

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  2. Well done . That face on the cover ! The face that launched a thousand books ?

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  3. Goodie, goodie, goodie, clappy, clappy, hoppy hoppy. So excited and well done to you!!!! I don't suppose the first few would be signed????

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  4. Silly me - so excited didn't bother to read the whole description on the way through the check out - doh!!!

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  5. Oh I can't wait. I have my fingers crossed that the one about the old gardener is in there as that one really reminded me of my Mum.

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  6. ¡Felicitaciones! from Chili.
    All the best wishes for you.
    Beatriz

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  7. WONDERFUL!! Congratulations !!
    I hope I get my book autographed one day :)
    besitos and wishing you mega sales ! C

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  8. congratulations Pamela! There was never a doubt in my mind that your talent would find it's way to book form..Best wishes.

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  9. Pamela how wonderful. Your posts always take me to another world and I am sure when I get your book, it will as well!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and proud of you for being an inspiration that it's never too late to pull out dreams and give them life. I will buy mine for myself for my birthday!! :)

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  11. Nothing like a PON for a Muse, to wit Edward and his dear, sadly departed, Wilf and Digby.

    We can't wait to reread your blogs in book form and treasure them.

    Joan and my own two wirey muses, Jake and Just Harry

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  12. Your book will be delightful to read, I am sure.

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  13. oh so pleased am i!
    i can't order one this month.
    but next for sure.
    it's called being on a tiny tiny budget. lol!
    i only hope there'll still be one left!
    love,
    tammy j

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  14. BRAVO, Pamela & Edward, this is fine news indeed!!!
    And a lavender velvet spine no less?...ooooh, be still my quivering heart!!!!

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  15. Pamela, Of all the blogs I read (and there are more than I ever expected to follow), your's is one of the very few that always has something meaningful, interesting, challenging, or humorous to say. It is right and proper that it should be available in book form! I wish you much success with it! Mazel Tov!

    Mellodee

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  16. Perfect idea, perfect book for a perfect dog and his perfect owner. I can't wait.

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  17. A blessing to us all! When do you and Edward go on tour?

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  18. Wonderful news Pamela, I can't wait for my copy.

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  19. Pamela,

    Your blog was was of the first I found and from you other wonderful like minded people who encouraged me to start one too.

    I am so very excited for you, your blog and your words are magical.

    I cannot wait to get my book.

    Much luck with this beautiful book

    Elizabeth

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  20. Wonderful news! Congratulations.

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  21. what an accomplishment for you and of course Edward. your story about how the book came about is particularly sweet!

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  22. Bravo and congratulations, dear Pamela!! I can't wait...

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  23. The toes are tapping, the whistles are blowing and giggles of delight can be heard from our humble abode on a steamy morning in Saigon. Well done Pamela...you did it and I for one can not wait to have a garden of Pamela's delights in my travel bag. Big hugs to Edward for helping to make your dreams come true... I can't wait to read it. :)

    Jeanne xxx

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  24. Hello Pamela

    Congratulations and done. I shall look forward to owning this book.
    I love the idea of seeing you and Edward at a book signing at Barnes & Noble or perhaps Hatchards in London.
    Helenx

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  25. Happy to push BUY! As I was one of the ones hoping (and asking) you to write a book! Cannot wait!

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  26. How wonderful Pamela, your poetic words will sit beautifully in a lilac spined book. I love Helen's idea of you doing book signing with Edward adding his paw print of course:)

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  27. Love the lavender spine and will be ordering my copy this week...but how do we get a signed copy??? Congratulations~ can't wait to see the illustrations and what you have selected for us to read!

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  28. Wonderful news, you did it and we are going to love it I know!

    Leaving for Europe this week but will order a copy on my return (don't want it hanging about the local post office for 3 weeks) - so please save me one Pamela.

    You're back in my reader thankfully - would not want to miss my favorite author's posts!!

    Hugs to you and Edward - he looks so special on that pretty cover - velvet spine, oh my, how delicious! I'm off to shop in Venice for the perfect leather bag to tuck the book into on my country walks later.

    Mary OXOXO

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  29. Atlast>>>I knew it ..I knew it..and I want it...Congrats dearest Pamela..Marvelous!!!!

    Hugs from all of us

    T D and Company!

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  30. This is exciting news as I dearly love your writing! Congratulations!! I hope this is only the beginning of many books to come.

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  31. How wonderful Pamela. I admire the dedication which goes into editing and re-writing and setting a book. So many hours! I'm sure it is the loveliest of books. Can't wait to see it.

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  32. What wonderful news! A heart-felt congratulations to you and Edward of course. :) I am sure that it will be a smashing success...
    xo,
    Heather

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  33. Well, I'll be darned, you came out with a book, and a good-looking cover it has too.

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  34. Fantastic news, Pamela! I will certainly be ordering a copy and will have to read some of your lovely prose to Tara, the Greyhound... :)

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  35. Marvelous news, Pamela. I am so glad that you and Edward have put your heads together and come up with this lovely concoction of beaautifully worded essays. My cheque is 'in the mail' so to speak.

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  36. Oh, darling Pamela,

    I am so excited for you, and not at all surprised. You are beautiful writer.

    Now, please email me: tishjett@yahoo.com (well, you already know that) and we can discuss what I can do for you.

    Congratulations.

    xo,
    Tish

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  37. I meant to say you are A beautiful writer. I sound like a twit.

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  38. What a beautifully designed real book filled with your lovely words and Edward's inspiration. I can hardly wait. Congratulations!

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  39. It was your lovely vignettes, of course, that lured me to your blog in the first place, and it appears I am by no means alone in my appreciation. Congratulations!

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  40. Hip, hip, hooray! Calloo, callay! It feels like Christmas Day! White Rabbit has been wishing for a book of your posts for a loooonnng time! Congratulations, Pamela!

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  41. I think this is wonderful!! Please reserve one for me for November...I will be back then to get my autographed copy...what a meaningful treasure it will be ;)

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  42. Oh, that's lovely! Congratulations!

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  43. Pamela, this is the best news! I am so excited to have your book. I am off to order one right now! You are such a gifted writer and your book will be a treasured addition to my library.
    xxoo Sunday

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  44. Wow, Pamela, congratulations! That is fantastic news, well done you!
    xxxx

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  45. fantastic, can't wait to get a copy- pgt

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  46. Congratulations, Pamela and Edward! It looks gorgeous. This would be the perfect Christmas present for my aunt. I've been enjoying your entries over the years and I think she'd like them too but would prefer book form. I'm mentioned your debut in my blog watch today too. So exciting!

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  47. Congrats! Ordered mine today. I will probably order 2 more for my nieces for Christmas. I'm so happy for you and wish you much success!!

    Wanda

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  48. Oh Pamela,
    How exciting for you .....and for us too !!
    I wish you every success with it .....you SO deseve it.
    Your writing just needs to be in a book and now it is with the handsome Edward on the front.....and the inspiration to it all.
    One thing I'm certain of ...... that the word doolally doesn't feature !!!! haha. XXXX

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  49. Congratulations and bravo Pamela! Wishing you a huge success with this really exciting project
    Sharon
    xx

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  50. Pamela... Congratulations...
    How lucky we all are to be able to have a piece of your writing with us at all times... I can't wait to read your lovely words and see the illustrations...
    This is so exciting... xv

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  51. I received mine today. I'm thrilled to get a signed copy. I am ordering two more for my nieces for Christmas. I hope they love it as much as I do.

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  52. Pamela! I just got my copy today and am thrilled! It is packed with Pamela and Edward goodness! I had no idea it would be so thick:) thanks for giving me the opportunity to illustrate. It was a joy.
    Amber

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  53. Oh Pamela! Your book arrived today and it is BEAUTIFUL! I am waiting for a quiet time to really begin savoring it but I enjoyed looking through it. And of course I love the way you wrapped it (brown paper packages tied up with string - isn't that one of everybody's favorite things?)
    Thank you so much for a permanent piece of your lovely blog that I can keep with me always!
    Annette

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  54. How lovely, many congratulations.

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  55. I am so happy for you, and proud of you!! Mine is ordered!

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  56. Congratulations Pamela. You must feel so proud, and deservedly so!
    Di
    xxxx

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  57. Oh I can't wait. I have my fingers crossed that the one about the old gardener is in there as that one really reminded me of my Mum.

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  58. Congratulations.
    I cannot wait to buy my copy. It will be a treasure.
    Karen

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