Dear <<First Name>>,
I hope you’re well as we embark on the annual trek from summer into fall. This transition always brings up a mix of emotions for me, though I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that wistfulness typically dominates. This year is slightly different, however, and not only for the obvious reasons.
As you know, I’ve been working on a book. Along the way, I’ve shared the ups and downs of the process with friends, and several have compared it to birthing a child. Boy, are they right. From the hopes and dreams to the anticipation and worry... there are so many similarities. And now, the baby has finally arrived, and it’s time to celebrate. Welcome, Well on Your Way! :)
Although the book was written with the goal of providing support and companionship to assistant professors, early readers in and outside of academia have told me that the book's candid stories, evocative questions, and poems have universal appeal. I’ll let you be the judge. :) You can learn more on Amazon, or if you’re looking for a personal touch, you can hear me read the book’s preface or watch me read its opening poem.
I do hope you’ll take a moment to check out the book and help me spread the word. If you’re on LinkedIn and feel inclined to share my recent post with your networks, that would be fantastic. Also note that getting reviews on Amazon is an important part of establishing credibility, so I’d greatly appreciate honest reviews from as many readers as possible.
Finally, you may have noticed that my Nurture video series has been on a brief hiatus as I’ve shepherded the book through its final stages. I plan to resume posting soon. In the meantime, I invite you to check out past installments or revisit The STANDOUT Professor blog (not just for professors!). My self-talk mini-course is also free through at least the end of August, so now’s a great time to take a look.
Thanks so much for your time and support, <<First Name>>!
Take good care,