Excerpt from Coffee Quest introduction:
>>> I’m just a regular guy. Like most people, I appreciate the simple things in life.
Give me a sunny morning, a gentle breeze and a nice full-bodied cup of coffee and I’m happy.
Wait a second… before I forget, add one Boston crème pastry to that scenario and I’m happy. <<<
Pastry... yes indeed. A nice light pastry is always a welcome treat and so good for one's disposition!
Well folks, as this is my very first book, I guess you could now say that I'm an author.
It's strange but I don't feel like one. I never imagined writing a book before.
Writers and the reading community at large have previously been part of a world that I viewed from a distance.
When occasionally shopping for music CDs at the big name bookstores and strolling past the people who were
contentedly thumbing through books, I frankly never pictured myself as a bookee.
Reading was a rare luxury for me because my busy schedule just didn't allow enough spare time to unwind
and enjoy this wonderful and enriching environment.
I think that with the release of Coffee Quest, my participation in the world of literature will hopefully get a jump start
and some much welcomed new perspective.
I thoroughly enjoyed creating this project.
Believe it or not, Coffee Quest was actually totally written in about 6 weeks.
I'm not sure how to explain the speed of the whole thing other than to say... sometimes, if the design is correct
and all the parts fit, one can put it together... and a little help from God never hurts either.
I felt strongly that I was a part of the western grass-roots coffee trend and wanted to communicate that information.
It was a total blast recalling all my past coffee episodes, writing them all down and doing my best to convey them
in an accurate way. The details of the various situations were coming alive and I was burning up my keyboard.
When the chronological storyline was fully developed and the chapters organized, I printed it and put it in a 3-ring binder.
Then the entire picture came nicely into view. It kind of looked like a book. Yup... I think I might have a book here.
But this project had to be much more than just an account of my journey to better java.
It had to absolutely scream COFFEE!
So the main coffee-centric storyline is embellished with certain selections from my art series
called the "Coffee Coolection" and other relevant pictures that coincide with the events.
I even included a couple of my own coffee drink recipes in the back of the book.
It's totally bookalicious!
Future book stuff?
I think I've caught the bug. I'm considering the possibility of doing another book in the not-to-distant future.
I'll be purchasing more books for myself to enjoy, that's for sure.