Kyle’s death he often communicated with two psychics, Mary Jo and
Linda. Many times
he told them to tell me, “Mom must
write a book.”
hired Linda to help me type my manuscript and Linda told me Kyle was
a regular visitor to her house. Apparently Kyle
wanted to add his own two cents
to the project. Kyle
deleted words and sentences, told her what changes should be made,
and made her computer do strange things while she worked on my book.
hired a graphic designer to design my book cover.
After forking over $1200 I was quite pleased with the
finished product. I
wanted to show off the cover to Mary Jo, my psychic friend, to see
what she thought. “I
love it!” she said. “Who
is this guy? I’m
writing a new book and I might want to speak with him.”
After a few minutes of raving about the cover I was shocked
when Mary Jo said, “But Kyle hates it!”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. As I walked through
the door of my house that night I yelled to Jim, “Well I’ve just
wasted $1200 and I’m back to square one because Kyle
hates the cover.”
next day Linda sent me an email.
It included a picture and she said that Kyle had chosen it
and apparently he thought it would make a good book cover.
I made a copy of her email and put it away.
A few days later I hired a book designer in Iowa
to do my cover. I
told George nothing about what I wanted only that I wanted it to be
inspirational and the title should be “Quit Kissing My Ashes.”
A few weeks later a copy of the cover George designed arrived
in the mail. When I
looked at it for the first time I was shocked!
When I showed George’s design to Linda she said, “Why did
you send the picture Kyle picked out to George?” I told Linda I
didn’t. The pictures
were almost identical! We
both laughed at what Kyle was able to do.
I was new to this book endeavor, I had no idea how much I should
charge for the book. I
did research and many so-called experts stated that to break even
you needed to price the book at least eight times the cost of
publishing your book. “I
don’t think people are going to pay $500 for this book,” I told
few days later Linda phoned me.
“Kyle came to me last night
and showed me how much you
should charge for your book.
You know how number 42 is so important to you? (It was
Kyle’s football number in high school and college.)
And the time Jim put a “Valentine Greeting” to you in the
classified section of the paper that was a big red valentine with
only a large number “42” on it?
Well, Kyle showed me that ad and told me to tell you to reverse
the number and charge $24.95.”
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