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I have completed the first in a series of Ojai "writing yoga" memoirs.
I have completed the first in a series of Ojai "writing yoga" memoirs.
39 backers pledged $1,102 to help bring this project to life.

To my Ojai Kickstarter writing project friends

I usually bring copies of my new book with me when I go to town and have been able to hand deliver the book to some of you spontaneously at Rainbow Bridge and other places. If you live in Ojai and would like a copy, I'm happy to meet you at Rainbow Bridge anytime Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon between 4 --6 pm.

If that is not convenient for you, we can arrange another time or I can leave a copy in an envelope with your name on it at Made In Ojai.  Or email me your address and I will either drop the book off or put it in the mail.

Cell:  805 603 8635       


Also, please do not hesitate to remind me if you are eligible for more than one copy or if you'd also like one of my yoga books. I want to be sure to honor all Kickstarter supporters! Thank you!!  ---Suza

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Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir, second printing

In case you are wondering why your book has not yet arrived in the mail or by personal delivery, I'm waiting for the second printing. The first printing had a few typos (my fault) and a few other flaws (not my fault) that needed to be fixed. I'm now waiting for copies of the corrected second printing which I will send out to my backers soon as they arrive.

The "Click to Look Inside" book feature is up (click link below). Things are moving forward. A Kindle edition will follow in May or June.

Thank you again for supporting this writing project!

With love,


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Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir, released April 10, 2012

It is with a sigh of relief and a big smile that I announce that my first "writing yoga memoir" was released yesterday, April 10th, 2012. By some cosmic coincidence, the book was published almost a year to the day of my first journal entry in Chapter One, dated April 3, 2011. 

It will be available in local and national bookstores in the coming weeks. The amazon book description and other promotional feature are added in stages and will appear soon.

If you are an out-of-town Kickstarter supporter who requested a copy of this book, I expect copies in about a week and will mail yours, as promised.

For those who are curious about the self-publishing process the revised physical proof with the new cover image was delivered by UPS Monday, April 9, at 2:45 p.m.  I checked every page to make sure there were no new flaws (like missing text) that sometimes occurs during the printing process. I caught a few typos and spots were the typesetter fudged the paragraph spacing but I decided that these flaws could be corrected at a later printing and were not worth delaying publication. So at 5:45 p.m. I gave approval to release the book.  

Thank you all again for supporting this publishing adventure. I am more grateful than ever to my editor friends Christine Golden, Sholom Joshua, David E. Moody, and Sonia Nordenson. All missing or unnecessary commas are solely the responsibility of the author and not the editors, who did their best to set me straight!

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Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir, book cover

"All the periods are now in their rightful place (outside those pesky parentheses, not inside). All the question marks, exclamation points, endless commas, colons, semi colons, hyphens, em dashes, double and single quotation marks, the eternal ellipses... plus the roman, lower case and italics issues... all have been fixed and laid to rest. Now cleaning up the resource section.The joy is in the journey but am glad to be almost there!"  ---from my Facebook page, March 28, 2012

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Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir

Dear Kickstarter Supporters,

March 2012 Update. Fishing on Facebook, my first Writing Yoga Memoir will be released early April (three months later than I dreamed). A deep bow of gratitude to my editor friends, Christine Golden, Sholom Joshua, David E. Moody and Sonia Nordenson. Thank you, Amy Joy Bakken, for the cover image below. And a thankful hug to my daughter, Monica Marshall, for her sensible suggestions along the way!

Book Description
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
232 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1467963992 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1467963992
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / General
Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir 
Like millions of other men and women, renowned author and yoga teacher Suza Francina is a Facebook user. One evening she received a friend request from an Adam Johnson. Having Known him years before, she accepted. And so began a roller-coaster journey of romance and intrigue. 
Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir, is the revealing recounting of that journey, drawn from Francina's practice of daily journal writing. “When I write, I feel freedom coming. The circumstances of my life have not changed, but the doors of perception open. In this way, writing and yoga are tools for ‘peeling the onion.’ Both practices hold the potential to reveal a core of truth often hidden deep inside us. And although keeping a journal might not keep us from falling over the edge, it can help us land in a more honest place.” 
Based on Adam's impressive online persona and their many common interests, the Facebook friendship with Adam evolved quickly into dating. Francina discovered that it doesn't matter how old you are, or whether you are a yoga teacher or a pole dancer -- the illusion of love is universal and ageless. “Dating when you're sixty,” she declares, "is virtually identical to dating when you’re sixteen.” 
Written in a style both witty and insightful, Fishing on Facebook begins with Francina’s honest assessment of self after her first momentous date with Adam Johnson: Today I dipped my toe into the muddy waters of relationship. I hardly know this man, and already he’s causing trouble and disturbing my tranquility. The only way I’m going to survive seeing him and not drown in a pool of unconsciousness and all my primal sexual longing, hopes, and projections is to write about it every day.

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