Monday, July 28, 2014

A Second Book is a Little Bit Like A Second Child

Look what arrived!!

I am so excited, over-whelmed, grateful, and proud! A lot like I felt when I had my second child, but the similarities don’t end there.

Whereas my first book was later than expected (due to production issues), this book arrived early. My first son arrived a week later than his due date and my second was two weeks early.

I know it may not be fair to tempt you like this, because you won’t get your pre-orders for a few weeks, but I can tell you that the book is beautiful!! Of course, both of my babies were beautiful too!

The Allergy-Free Pantry is slightly smaller than Learning to Bake Allergen-Free (and my second child was slightly smaller than my first) but you can definitely tell they are family. And, of course, I love them both equally.

But, my mind set is different with this book, as well.

When I had my first child it took me months to venture out of the house. I didn’t know how to change a diaper and worried about what to do when he cried. Similarly, my first book signing was three months after the release of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free, every time I held the pen to sign a book it felt strange, and I worried about negative reviews.

With baby number two I was out of the house right away, I was a pro at changing diapers, and I didn’t worry about him crying because I knew he would. (In fact, if you’ve read the preface to Learning to Bake Allergen-Free you know that he cried a lot.)

With the release of Allergy-Free Pantry I’ll be at signing events even before the release date, I’ve got my pens ready, and I’m not worried about negative reviews because they will happen (although not from any of you, of course).

While my first book was dedicated to my younger son (he being the one with food allergies), The Allergy-Free Pantry is dedicated to this handsome dude (my older son) who brings sunshine with him wherever he goes, and is one of my biggest fans!


Unknown said...

The book really is beautiful, I have an advance review copy and still can't wait for my pre-ordered full version to come in September!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Congratulations! Excited to read your new "baby".