I am happy to share the news that The Dictionary of You is becoming, well, an actual dictionary, on actual paper – a collection of my essays will be published as a book in a matter of weeks by The Tico Times Publications Group here in Costa Rica. It is being illustrated by the wondrous Priscilla Aguirre, an artist whose work I dearly love and is displayed on my walls at home. She is the creator of the popular Holalola line and captures the beauty and whimsy of San José like no one else, as you can see in the image at right (unrelated to this project, via the Holalola Facebook page). It is a dream come true to be working with her.
The book, which compiles musings published here and in my Tico Times column, “Maeology,” would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of all of you, and I am so grateful. I will be sharing more information in the weeks ahead, including the cover image, title and, eventually, Amazon link.
If you have any suggestions as to authors or other folks who might be interested in this book and willing to provide a blurb or review; media contacts who might be interested in covering it; potential points of sale, or locations for readings; or any other suggestions for me, I would be love to hear them. The Tico Times Publications Group is not even a year old, so we need lots of support in getting the word out!
Thanks again, and have a wonderful weekend.
Love, Katherine, Adrián and the indomitable Miss E.