The anticipation is killing me!
“Light Up the World” is being shipped as I type and should be in my hands by October 15, which means it should be in YOUR hands by the beginning of November! With that, I just released a sneak peek of the book cover, and I’m announcing that the pre-sale will start October 1 on tinytradesmen.com.
Let me begin by saying thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support as I prepare to release this passion project into the world. The idea blossomed less than a year ago and I hit the ground running, which if you know me is huge because I can be guilty of dragging my feet and losing steam on some projects. But, this one is different. It’s always different when there’s passion and purpose behind it, and I’m excited about opening up the world of the trades to future generations.
Of course, I started with a book about linemen because I am married to an awesome lineman—Spanky the Lineman—whose trade has taken us all over California in our home on wheels and provided the flexibility and resources to travel the world, covering 40 countries in the last 12 years. Not only that, but I’ve seen the pride my husband has in his work and the brotherhood bond formed by this trade.
Just last week, a friend who is a military wife messaged me a link to Eric Church’s song “Hell of a View.” She knows I’m a big E. Church fan, but she also said the song always makes her think of Spanky and me. The song is significant for military wives, but she knows it is also reminiscent for line families with lyrics, such as:
“This ain’t for everybody, toes hanging off the ledge, like we got nothin’ to lose. Ain’t always heaven, baby, this livin’ on the edge, you holdin’ me holdin’ you—it’s a hell of a view.”
I hope that “Light Up the World” will give your kiddos a proper glimpse into the life of a lineman and allow them to see that it’s not only full of great views but is an awesome trade full of pride and people who will push you to be your very best.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love and encouragement in this last week! Stay safe out there and God bless.