Tales from the Trips

As you head into the weekend, I hope you’ll take a couple of minutes to visit Susan Heim’s website. Susan is a highly-regarded parenting author (she has four kids, including twins!) in addition to being the editor of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She’s also very kind. So kind, in fact, that a while back, this incredibly busy woman agreed to read my book. To see what she had to say about it, click here.

Also, I hope you’ll visit my book’s website. There you’ll find book quotes, excerpts, videos, etc…

Tales from the Trips can be purchased on amazon.com and Double Up Books. You can also buy it direct from the publisher. (Copies purchased direct or from Double Up Books are signed!) For those of you in Knoxville, it will be in local bookstores soon.

Regardless of where you are, look to hear more and more about the book in the next couple of months, particularly as we inch closer to Father’s Day. (Don’t worry, I’ll try not to wear you out too bad…)

One last thing…I began blogging in November, in part to promote the book. Since then, I’ve been blown away by the number of great people who regularly stop by to read. Some of you are friends or acquaintances from around town. Others of you are people I’ve never once met. Some of you aren’t your typical blog readers. Others of you are blogging experts whose words I frequently devour, whose opinions I often seek.

Regardless of which category you fall into, please know how much I appreciate you stopping by. Before I began blogging, I’m not sure I understood the sense of community that comes along with it. It never occurred to me that by selfishly pursuing my passion for writing, I’d actually become a part of something. Something that’s incredibly big. Something that’s incredibly special. Something that’s defined as virtual, but experienced as real.

Yet that’s exactly what’s happened. Basically because of everyone who visits me, as well as everyone whom I visit. And I appreciate it. Very much. And I guess I just wanted you to know.

OH. And I also wanted y’all to buy my damn book, so what are you waiting for? Chop-chop, Pooh Bears. You’ll love it.

And if you don’t, I’ll refund your money.

Okay, that last part’s bullshit. But you should buy it anyway!

Have a great weekend.

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About john cave osborne

John Cave Osborne is a writer whose work has appeared on such sites as DisneyBaby, Babble, YahooShine, TLC and the Huffington Post. He was also referenced by Jezebel one time, but he’s pretty sure they were making fun of him. He and his wife, Caroline, live with their five children and spastic dog in Knoxville, TN. Nothing annoys him more than joke-heavy bios written in the third person, with the possible exception of Corey Feldman.

  • http://worldofweasels.blogspot.com WeaselMomma

    Dude. Mine wasn’t signed.

  • http://worldofweasels.blogspot.com WeaselMomma

    Dude. Mine wasn’t signed.

  • http://wwwjackbenimble.blogspot.com/ Jack

    And if you don’t, I’ll refund your money.

    That is ok. You root for the Vols, you need the cash for therapy. 😉

  • http://wwwjackbenimble.blogspot.com/ Jack

    And if you don’t, I’ll refund your money.

    That is ok. You root for the Vols, you need the cash for therapy. 😉

  • http://sahdinlansing.com Chris (@tessasdad)

    Book Dads site is launching Monday with your review! Are you doing any book signings anywhere?

  • http://sahdinlansing.com Chris (@tessasdad)

    Book Dads site is launching Monday with your review! Are you doing any book signings anywhere?

  • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

    I love your story, your lightness in the face of panic and ultimate destruction, and that terrific video of yours on YouTube – it’s gotta be here, right?

    We dads need to get out there just like you’ve done. Enuf with the mommies writing and dominating all the parenting sites – lol.

  • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

    I love your story, your lightness in the face of panic and ultimate destruction, and that terrific video of yours on YouTube – it’s gotta be here, right?

    We dads need to get out there just like you’ve done. Enuf with the mommies writing and dominating all the parenting sites – lol.

  • http://www.almightydad.com Keith Wilcox

    I think blogging has been an awesome use of my time in the last year. If nothing else than to give me motivation from all you guys who’ve written books while I sit on my (I would say fat, but I’m bit bony) ass writing about lolipop flavors and such :-)

  • http://www.almightydad.com Keith Wilcox

    I think blogging has been an awesome use of my time in the last year. If nothing else than to give me motivation from all you guys who’ve written books while I sit on my (I would say fat, but I’m bit bony) ass writing about lolipop flavors and such :-)

  • http://liayf.blogspot.com Seattledad (Luke, I am Your Fa

    Big congrats on the book JCO! I’m glad that you became part of the dad blogging community and hope that you decide to keep it up now that the book is out.

  • http://liayf.blogspot.com Seattledad (Luke, I am Your Father)

    Big congrats on the book JCO! I’m glad that you became part of the dad blogging community and hope that you decide to keep it up now that the book is out.

  • http://pegbur7.wordpress.com pegbur7

    That video was so cute. I think you have it down pat! And funny to boot!

  • http://pegbur7.wordpress.com pegbur7

    That video was so cute. I think you have it down pat! And funny to boot!

  • http://www.reallyareyouserious.com Krystyn

    How can blogging not be fun? Especially with Elmo and Dr. Seuss?

    Continued success and blogging.

    PS Finished the book…I can totally see some of my hubby in you. In a not weird way, of course.

  • http://www.reallyareyouserious.com Krystyn

    How can blogging not be fun? Especially with Elmo and Dr. Seuss?

    Continued success and blogging.

    PS Finished the book…I can totally see some of my hubby in you. In a not weird way, of course.

  • http://getbackwithyourlover.com Keith Fil

    Ellen is great! I always watch her show.

  • http://getbackwithyourlover.com Keith Fil

    Ellen is great! I always watch her show.