A Birthday Party!

This isn’t my typical post. You aren’t going to find my usual snarkiness and sarcasm. What you will find that this is a touching moment for me that I think many writer’s will understand.

Today is the first birthday of my Publisher, Second Wind Publishing. I know, it’s probably not a big deal to you, but it’s a huge thing for me because I have been part of this company since the day the idea was tossed around. It’s been an incredible, life changing  journey and I am forever grateful to Mike for making it all happen.


Browse around a little, get an idea for who we are and what we’ve done. Stop by and say hi.



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43 Comments on “A Birthday Party!”

  1. I’ve been and gobbed off.

  2. No snarkiness? WTF? Congratulations on the anni!! I know how big a deal it is for you and it’s awesome! Have at least a bite of food before you swim to the bottom of the fifth of vodka and hit the track.
    Congrats hun!!

  3. Vicki says:

    Good for you Claire and many congrats Sweetie! I’m very proud of you!

  4. Wanda Hughes says:

    I guess I’ll have to read more to find that snarkiness we all love. Congrats on being with such a great publisher!


  5. Pat Bertram says:

    It has been a wonderful year, hasn’t it?

  6. George says:

    Congrats! We’re both having an amazing 1st year. Here’s to many, many more!

    • George, Someday we’re going to mix up a little Hank and second wind and I’m going to see your artwork gracing a cover. I actually know several photographers and artists who are all amazing and I’m anxious to see what we can do with book covers.

  7. Well, as long as we’re all dropping the snarkiness and sarcasm, I’ll spare you my usual jackassery and just offer you my sincere congratulations.

    It must be an amazing experience to be in on the ground floor of something like this. Good luck and best wishes in the future.

  8. I have no wish to hijack this posting, but does anyone out-there have experience of this publishing site;


    tahnks to CC for taking the space up!

  9. Gryphon says:

    that makes you a charter author, yes?

  10. Uh. Maybe? I dunno, Gryph! Excuse my ignorance and tell me what a charter author is? You mean because I was in on the ground floor? I call that lucky!

  11. Congratulations. While others take the high road, I of course cannot.

    “we’re going to mix up a little Hank and second wind” Since you chose not to capitalize “second wind” I can only think you were making a fart reference which I am sure George would be happy to provide.

  12. Where are the strippers?

  13. Is the blog avatar picture and the bio-pic from the website taken from the same photo shoot? Just curious…

  14. Really Nice post.. Please keep posting….

  15. I’m sorry I missed this birthday, Claire. Belated congratulations to all of you!

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