got my copies of the book today!

Today I was able to hold in my hand for the first time a copy of my print book. The next task is to go through it carefully and note things to adjust and correct for the next printings. I’m talking about things like closed quotes that got missed, a dot that’s out of place, words that should have been in italics and so forth. This is the equivalent of the author’s proof and I’m grateful that I can do that electronically from my cozy office.


I’m at an age where I don’t demonstrate excitement as obviously as when I was younger, but I must say that holding my book makes me excited. What a nice milestone!


Again, the book is available through It’s called “The First Gathering of The Break Time Stories” and people tell me they can pull it up on Amazon either by the title or by my writing name, Mark Hayes Peacock.