Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Who Knew There Were Things To Do Other Than Eating Pie?

In January, I was contacted by Melissa Troyer, an author from Indiana. She had been reading my blog, enjoying all my posts about Shipshewana, and told me that she was writing a book titled 101 Things To Do In Shipshewana, which was to be an insider's guide to the area, pointing people towards the things only a local would know.

She wanted to know if she could use the picture I took, which she had seen
in this post, in her book. Of course I said yes. She recently contacted me again to tell me the book was done and wanted my address to send me a copy.

So this week when we stopped at home and picked up my (HUGE) stack of mail, there among the free offers for credit cards I don't want and coupons I can't use (expired, since I'm never home to use them) was the book she sent.

And MY PHOTO WAS IN IT!!! A full page photo right next to "Thing To Do Number 66".

She even included a little note to me on the inside cover that reads:

To Salena,
Probably the most adventurous chick to grace the streets of Shipshewana!
Thanks for the use of the beautiful photo.

I couldn't be more excited!! Not only is the first photo of mine ever published in a book in the most gorgeous little book, but it's in a book about a town I LOVE! Frankly, I didn't think there were 101 things to do in Shipshe (as the locals call it) but after flipping through the book, I've learned about a few places I've yet to see and I can't wait to get back there.

Come to think of it, there's really one more thing to do in regards to Shipshewana...

Buy a copy of the book!!

If you aren't able to be part of the million visitors a year that Shipshewana gets, you can purchase your very own copy of the book by clicking
HERE, and then just dream of the day you'll be able to visit. It's definitely something to look forward to.

Many thanks to Melissa for sharing her knowledge by writing this book (promoting this beautiful area of our country, which according to her book is "home to the third-largest Amish community in the United States"), sending me a copy of it and best of all, including my photo! I wish you the best of luck in the promotion and sale of it and I hope a good portion of those million visitors picks up a copy.

See you in Shipshe!!

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Ms. Crawford said...

First, let me just say Congratulations. What a wonderful accomplishment, to have a photo of yours in print! To have your photo is an actual published book and it is there forever, that is extremly exciting! I am so happy for you.

I can't wait to read about Shipshewana and hopefully go there one day. Good stuff.

Gil said...

Congratulations! You sure are getting famous.

Unknown said...

That is just awesome! I'm ordering my copy of the book now, and when and if we ever hook up, you have got to autograph your page for me!

Lipstick Trucker said...

Congrats Salena, Well Done! Very happy for you.

all things bradbury said...

congratulations!!!...you know how i feel about awesome, lol, but this is a justified "awesome" thing!!!!.... can't wait to get the book....next trip to target, you better stock up on sharpies for all the autographs!!
seriously proud of you, girl!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun book, I may have to buy it if for no other reason than all the great photos! :)

Anonymous said...


The first of many published photos, methinks, once more people see your beautiful work.