I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Goodbye for now, we love you and will be checking in!

We're off across the ocean on our next great adventure! Email/internet will be tough for a bit, so I wanted to tell you all not to worry, we will be reading your blogs and keeping in touch as often as we can!

Also, Walter and I opened a big box of NEW BOOKS! My third novel, MILLION LITTLE MISTAKES will unbelievably be out Aug 1, and if any of you want to reserve a copy, just call your favorite bookstore or go to Amazon.com to preorder/buy a copy As always, your support makes me (and Walter!) incredibly grateful.

If you're able to tell a friend about Million Little Mistakes or even post a link to the book on your blog, it's always the BEST way to spread the word. A recommendation from a friend is better than anything else! These book sales will help pay for Walters ongoing treatments, which as you know are pricey, but worth it. (The vet says it will likely take a year or more, but if we're able to keep with the treatments, those nerves will keep growing in the right direction!)

MLM is a choose-your-own-adventure book for adults, just like the ones we had when we were kids with multiple endings. Only in this book, you win twenty-two million dollars in the lottery and you can spend it any way you want. You can buy a private island in the Caribbean, or an antebellum mansion in New Orleans, or an underwater hotel. You can take a luxury cruise around the world, bet on horses, give all the money to charity, and a whole bunch of other ideas that many of YOU gave me. You might remember me polling y'all for ideas! (Okay, the really crazy/naughty threads, like going to "Sex Island" and/or where you buy descend into a gluttonous pit of debauchery, those might have been more my ideas...)

The premise behind the book is that eternal question, can money buy us true happiness? Possible answer? Sometimes it can and sometimes it can't! (Does that antebellum mansion turn out to be haunted? Do pirates attempt to hijack your luxury cruise? Will a charitable organization just buy paperclips with your contribution? How will you know who loves you?)

Since I wrote Million Little Mistakes during Walter's accident, injury and treatment, there are a lot of animal thoughts/threads in the book and of course, one ending is creating the perfect animal sanctuary. My personal favorite. You also may notice a WHOLE lot of threads where strangers help each other, where uncommon grace and random acts of stunning kindness are common. What can I say? Writers write what they know, and you all have made those things a part of my daily experience.

Wally and Heath


Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Be careful and know that you are always in our thoughts!! Enjoy this new adventure and we can't wait to hear all about it!!!!

~Hugs & Kisses~

Jess & Lilo

Pearl said...

Oh Walter! I will think about you guys every single day as you travel and explore!

Thank you for checking in on me! We happen to be under a tornado watch at this very moment, but don't you worry! I am in good hands!!

BIG HUGS to your sweet Momma!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Good luck!! We are all thinking of you and will definitely miss you.

Can't wait to hear about your adventures in England!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Have a great FUN adventure. Will definitely check out the book. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi walter and heather!
oh i am sooo excited for both of you!
you are magic!
i am off to buy your book now and will tell the whole world about it too!
we love you!
m & e

Harry Pugalicious said...

Wally! England!?! That's so exciting! You's not gonna have to have the quarantine are you? I sure hope not...

We can't wait to hear about your adventures across the pond!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

We are so exicted for the new book! Mom still takes the other book everytime she travels anywhere! Yeah!!

Petsitgal said...

How exciting for you to have finished your book! I've only dreamed about publishing a book and for now I will live vicariously through you! I am not savvy enough to post a link on my blog but I will twitter your link and facebook it!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

We'll be thinking of you two and all the joy you'll be bringing to the new people you meet.

Take care of yourselves!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Have a great adventure

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Have a fun and safe adventure!! We will be thinking of you, and can't wait until the book comes out. Loved your other two! We will definitely work on a blog post for it. :)
Love Clover, Chewy and Mom, Jess

Yoda & Brutus said...

We will miss you!! We look forward to hearing about you adventures when you get back.

Good Luck!!

Pugs & Kisses

Yoda & Brutus