Book Is Out!

 Posted by at 5:42 am
May 052013

Book LogoI’m not sure if it has seemed as long to you as it has to me… Friday was an exciting day here! The final proof copy of “Small People – Big Brains” arrived here! And now, it’s available and on the market.

A few folks have had a preview both for review and proofreading. Jack Falvey, frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, had this to say:

This is a light fast read until it isn’t, and then you stop and read a sentence or a thought a couple of times… you will enjoy these classic and classy observations on the art and science of learning…”

In the pages of this “collection of stories about simplicity, exploration and wonder,” you’ll meet a second grader who becomes quite certain Mr. Boomsma is ignorant of the basic facts of life. How the young student handles this delicate situation is a lesson it tact that many adults should learn. You’ll also encounter a nine-year old who thinks he’s “an excellent reader and extremely smart ” until he’s forced to consider that being smart is about knowing what he doesn’t know.

The title of the book comes from an encounter with a young fellow who was firmly convinced that his difficulties at school were the result of his brain being too small. The stories, however, prove that these small people really do have big brains. They just haven’t always discovered and fully learned how to use them yet.

For more information and to order the print edition from Amazon.

For more information and to order the Kindle edition.

  • Laura Vryhof

    Hi Walter,
    You may not remember me but you will probably remember my husband Alan Vryhof. A friend of mine told me you were publishing on Kindle and CreateSpace and I wanted to pass on a link for a very helpful forum where you can learn the ropes for promoting your book now that you have published it.

    I am a member there, I have currently published a couple of books (under pen names for personal reasons).

    The people on this forum are infinitely helpful and forthcoming on what it takes to get your book noticed and make sales. Hope this helps!!! —Laura

    Oh, and I will tell Alan about your book, he will be very happy to hear what you are up to!

  • Walter

    How ironic… been trying to remember your last name… I will definitely check out the forum you mentioned. The website for my writing/publishing efforts is I’ll see you on the forum… say “Hi” to Al!