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Siri Kirpal
08-13-2013, 11:08 PM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Back at the beginning of 2011, before I joined AW, I was approached by Rev. John Mabry to write the Sikhism chapter for a proposed multi-faith book for people who give spiritual guidance (chaplains, spiritual advisors, etc.). He didn't have a publisher at the time, but expected to get one easily enough. It's been more than two and a half years since I first received his email. Today I received this:

Dear friends, authors, and collaborators on the A COMPANION ON THE JOURNEY project,

We have a publisher! I just got off the phone with the editor from SkyLight Paths, my #1 choice of a publisher for this project. (You can check out their website here: http://skylightpaths.com (http://skylightpaths.com/)) It took a while, but we did it! Champagne (or other festive beverage) all around!

I'll have your honorarium check soon: please send me your current snail mail address, even if you think I already have it so that I can get that in the mail for you. Also, we'll have the publisher contracts for your articles coming by email in a couple of weeks (very good news--the agreements are non-exclusive, so 6 months after publication, you may publish your article elsewhere, adapt it, whatever).

Congratulations!

John

This will be the first time I've written an article for which I will be paid, and AFAIK, the first time an article of mine will appear in someone else's book.

Patience pays! Now it's party time! (Even though I don't drink champagne.)

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

LilahLangdon
08-13-2013, 11:12 PM
That's great news - congratulations! A party of some sort is certainly in order. :)

Mclesh
08-13-2013, 11:12 PM
Good news, Siri! Congratulations! *passes the bottle of sparkling cider

Calla Lily
08-13-2013, 11:18 PM
Congratulations!

stormie
08-13-2013, 11:24 PM
Siri, your post made me smile in happiness for you. Congratulations!

*Handing you a bubbly seltzer w/ a scoop of ice cream*

Kylabelle
08-13-2013, 11:26 PM
Siri! W00T! How fabulous.

I don't drink champagne either, or any other alcohol for that matter, nevermind how successfully I pretend in some of the threads here..... So, how about some nice quiet fireworks?

http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/fireworks-074.gif

It sounds like a wonderful book, too; I will be very interested to see it when it becomes available. Keep us posted!

regdog
08-13-2013, 11:53 PM
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frankiebrown
08-14-2013, 12:08 AM
Wooo! Congrats!

Siri Kirpal
08-14-2013, 01:43 AM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thanks, everyone!

Kylabelle, I'll take you up on those nice quiet fireworks. Just the thing!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Kylabelle
08-14-2013, 01:49 AM
Okay, good, have some more then. :D

http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/fireworks-074.gif

Goldenleaves
08-14-2013, 01:51 AM
:hooray::e2bouncey:e2cheer::PartySmil:hooray:

Maryn
08-14-2013, 01:54 AM
Siri, that's wonderful--and we're so pleased for you and proud of you!

Maryn, with a hug

mccardey
08-14-2013, 01:56 AM
I couldn't be happier for you, Siri Kirpal - well done! That's wonderful news :Sun:

Silent Rob
08-14-2013, 02:01 AM
Great news! Congratulations!

triceretops
08-14-2013, 02:02 AM
Well, blessings and congrats to you, Siri, for a job well done and accepted!

tri

Siri Kirpal
08-14-2013, 02:07 AM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thank you! Thank you!

Not often I get to be the life of a party...:)

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

SWest
08-14-2013, 02:17 AM
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Siri Kirpal
08-14-2013, 03:33 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thanks again! And yes, I meant to add earlier I will certainly let everyone know when the book is out.

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Susie
08-14-2013, 07:12 AM
Congrats 'n way2go, Siri. You sure deserve it! Calls for :Cake:s! Hope it's the first of many! :Hug2:s

L. Y.
08-14-2013, 07:14 AM
:yessmiley Congratulations, Siri! :hooray:

Siri Kirpal
08-14-2013, 07:33 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Oh, good! The cake arrived! Help yourselves, folks!

Thanks, everyone!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

laurasbadideas
08-14-2013, 08:24 AM
Congrats! That's great news!

Penguin
08-14-2013, 08:26 AM
Congrats!!! :)

OctoberLee
08-14-2013, 09:51 AM
Amaze-o! Congratulations!

Fruitbat
08-14-2013, 10:11 AM
Congrats, Siri. :partyguy:

heyjude
08-14-2013, 12:22 PM
Siri, how wonderful! Congratulations! :partyguy:

night-flyer
08-14-2013, 12:42 PM
A BIG CONGRATS, Siri!!! :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy:

GailD
08-14-2013, 02:19 PM
Woot!!!! Congratulations!!! :TheWave:

Phaeal
08-14-2013, 06:39 PM
CGs! Another tale of patience rewarded.

Siri Kirpal
08-14-2013, 09:51 PM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thank you! Thank you! Bless you all!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

wampuscat
08-14-2013, 10:55 PM
Congratulations! Hope you take some time to celebrate!

Mr. Anonymous
08-15-2013, 12:38 AM
That's awesome'. Your patience paid off. :)

Siri Kirpal
08-15-2013, 02:09 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Wonderful stuff, patience!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

novelette
08-15-2013, 03:19 AM
Adding my big CONGRATULATIONS to the chorus!!! Always happy to hear of others' good news.

memoiries
08-15-2013, 06:18 PM
Congrats! That is fabulous news! Party, party!:hooray:

JulianneQJohnson
08-15-2013, 06:51 PM
Huzzah! Congrats Kirpal!

ink wench
08-15-2013, 07:16 PM
Congrats!! Waiting makes it sweeter, right? :)

Siri Kirpal
08-15-2013, 09:58 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thanks, everyone! As an adder update, I learned last night that publication is scheduled for next Spring!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

cooeedownunder
08-18-2013, 06:04 AM
Well done. Congratulations.

Siri Kirpal
08-18-2013, 06:18 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thanks, Cooee!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Racey
08-18-2013, 08:20 AM
Congratulations Siri!! Your positive comments are always floating around AW so it feels good to give back and say WHOOO HOOOOO!!! Well done!:partyguy: :snoopy: :D

Siri Kirpal
08-18-2013, 09:02 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

That's sweet, Racey!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Lavern08
08-20-2013, 10:04 PM
DANG!

Just saw this - Congrats, Sweetie!!! :Hug2:



*Makes a bunch of gingerbread cupcakes with a sweet, lemony glaze* :partyguy:

Siri Kirpal
08-21-2013, 01:18 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thanks, Lavern! (The party's mostly left by now, so we'll get to eat most of those cupcakes ourselves. :))

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Mr Flibble
08-21-2013, 03:20 AM
Sat Sri Akaal


So pleased for you! Congratulations!


:D

gingerwoman
08-21-2013, 03:52 AM
Congratulations Siri!!

Siri Kirpal
08-21-2013, 07:13 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Thanks, everyone!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal