My Puddles of Ithaca had access to places like this, in the photo: Waterfalls. All she had to do was take off and go in back of the Ithaca College Infirmary near woods on our street, Willets Place, off East Buffalo Street in Ithaca, and go down the trails to the water, the paths, and then relax in the cool water and view the beautiful sights. Ithaca College was, in those years, on East Hill, and is now on South Hill. Both Ithaca College and Cornell University dorms, fraternities and sororities surrounded us, plus wonderful neighbors who helped make our childhood years like none other! This waterfall is a symbol of all the waterfalls one can find in Ithaca and the surrounding areas. This type of scene holds many memories for all of us who were children (and pets) in beautiful Ithaca, New York.
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Be ready! When your first book is published (some of you have published before), be ready to shake, rattle and roll.
What I am getting at is that when the first purchaser of your book, standing right in front of you, asks for your autograph, you might have your hands start to shake, like I had.
With me, it was the shock of it all. I felt tremendously humbled and honored, but, at the same time, I was concerned that I might make a mistake in a name or it could be possible to mess up the recently printed libro.
One thing I did was to shift in my chair, plant my feet firmly on the floor, and write whatever special message was to be put with the name or names, and then I took the very fine point of the black pen and added my message.
You find that you value each book bought and each person or all the persons connected with that purchase.
You want to know how they like the book after it is read and if they will buy the next one (s).
The friend who is like a family member, who bought the first two books and wanted my autograph, also gifted me with a set of permanent marker black pens just for signings.
That was very special.
So, get ready, it is an awesome event when you are asked to sign. Now you are a PUBLISHED BOOK AUTHOR. It is very special.
Best regards and good luck!
Richard Raymond Davison is a retired educator who has embarked on an exciting writing career. His first book is Puddles of Ithaca, published by Xlibris.com and illustrated by MikeMotz.com. It is a non-fiction storybook/picture book, about the wonderful relationship of a small boy (the author) and his beloved mixed-breed beagle dog. It takes place in an historic neighborhood, sixty plus years ago, on East Hill in Ithaca, New York. The neighborhood was surrounded by both Ithaca College and Cornell University buildings, students, professors, and the environment was outstanding. Mr. Davison is married to another educator, Dorinda Garcia Davison, and his children, Michele Davison Espinoza and Roxanne Davison Moreno, are very supportive of Mr. Davison’s writing endeavors. He has over one hundred freelanced articles published on the Internet with articlesbase.com and the Yahoo!Voices.com, Contributors Network. His studies include graduating from Ithaca High School, studying further at Ithaca’s Cascadilla Preparatory School, on the Cornell University campus, and then attending and graduating with degrees from the University of Tampa (BS, Education), the University of South Florida (MA, Gifted Education), and the University of Florida (Ed.S, Educational Leadership). He also studied with the Institute of Children’s Literature and the Nikon School of Photography. Mr. and Mrs. Davison met at the University of Tampa and married on the same day they graduated. They have four grandchildren: Mikayla Dorinda, Sebastian Alejandro, Manuel Ricardo and Nicholas Eduardo. They travel to Spain as often as they can to visit Mrs. Davison’s relatives and have visited Italy, the Greek islands, and Turkey. When they can they also like to visit places in the United States, and especially New York State, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and California.