A Moment of Reflection for Anthony Bourdain

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

In case you haven’t heard, celebrity chef, TV host, and storyteller Anthony Bourdain committed suicide this morning.

I always admired Bourdain’s art for storytelling, but more than that, his humanism. His most recent show, Parts Unknown, not only took audiences on incredible food and culture adventures to every corner of the world, it also showed us how culture can bring people together, even in times of hardship, war, poverty, and oppression.

His stories have always inspired me and made me yearn to discover more about this world and its people, about our shared heritage. I hope we can continue that dialogue in his memory.

A brief update on my week follows if you’re interested.

I’ve been pretty busy this week trying to lay out my publishing plan, and I’ve had basically 0 time to get anything done on The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy.

I’m generally okay with that, since most of my time has been occupied by the logistics of publishing.

My copyright has been filed, and I’m learning the set-up processes for KDP and Create Space. I’ve also learned that I need to create two other Amazon-centered accounts in order to sell books effectively: on Amazon Advantage and Author Central.

I’ll get into these at a later time. Just know that I am well on my way to publishing The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, and still very much looking forward to diving into my second book.

I think we all have a shared goal for this coming week:
  1. Stay strong.

Please do not hesitate to speak to someone if you are thinking about suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Steve D

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