I don’t think I’ve felt this excited, anxious and anticipatory since Mason was born!
After four and a half years of writing, and a fairly intense year of editing, design and layout, my new book, Worldchanging 101, is in the proverbial oven, and about to be picked up by the proverbial stork (which has 18 wheels in this case). We should have them here in North Carolina on October 3.
MEDIA (and others who are interested): Here is a press release with links to press photos, etc.
We will be shipping out pre-orders on Monday, Oct. 6, and can’t wait to hear what you think. On October 12, at 7:30PM, I will have a book release event at the White Horse in Black Mountain. I will play a few songs and speak about the book and the ideas it holds, then we can hang out and talk and I will be happy to sign books. We will also have door prizes and book discounts.
A portion of the door charge will go to support Homeward Bound’s Welcome Home Project. Attendees are also invited to bring household items for people who are newly housed through Homeward Bound, which has housed over 1000 people in Western North Carolina, 89% of whom have not experienced homelessness again. A list of needed items can be found here.
Having sent the pre-release text to a few friends, I’ve been getting some really encouraging feedback. Brian McLaren wrote last week to say this:
I found my way into a more activist, engaged life somewhat late. If Worldchanging 101 had been available to me when I was 15, or 25, or 35, I would have discovered the joy of engagement much sooner. Whatever your age, David LaMotte’s new book will encourage you to take the next small but important step in finding what is yours to do in making the world more just, more peaceful, more beautiful.
— Brian D. McLaren, author/speaker
As much as I admire Brian, that’s quite a boost. Another of my favorite authors, Paul Loeb, referred to the book as “thoughtful reflections on living a life of commitment.” Pretty cool. It has already received some lovely press, too, months before the release.
The folks at Kudzu have done a lovely job of laying the book out, and I can’t wait to see the final copy, complete with cover flaps, foil and embossing. I am hopeful that the content will resonate, but I know for sure that it will look great!
Pre-orders are still available, and pre-ordered books will be shipped on October 6. Stay tuned for more news!