Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Dad's Book

My Dad's Book has been published!

Many of you know that my Dad died in late spring this year.  He wrote his own autobiography in January of this year.  I wanted to publish his words, about his life.  There were also some other notable writings that I have included in the book:  When my Dad was in hospice care, he was visited by a man who writes memoirs, there are several letters that are included; from friends and published letters about my Dad, eulogies, and poems. 

I addition, there many historic photographs that I've included as they relate to the stories that are being told, and others that I've included in a photo album style.  When my grandfather was young, he was a hobbyist photographer, and I owe all of these great historic photographs to him. 

Albert D. Croskey The Life and Times by Marjorie Recker | Make Your Own Book

I used Blurb to publish this book.  I have been very impressed with the quality of the photographs, the cover, in particular is just beautiful, and it feels nice, almost smooth and velvety.

It was easy to edit and there were many different page layouts that suited my purposes.

It's a great way to get yourself published!


the treat girl said...

Oh I looooooooove it! What a perfect tribute to such a wonderful man!! The picture on the cover is great!!!!!!

marzipanmom said...

It's perfect...what an accomplishment!

Stitchfork said...

What a wonderful memory!

Jennifer Juniper said...

You will cherish this - I'm so glad you were able to do it :)

Anonymous said...

This is fascinating. A great tribute, lovingly done. I want to come back and read the whole thing. I was reading about 1929 and the hobos.