Tuesday, April 15, 2008

BECAUSE I SAID SO!

At long last....
here it is!


97 comments:

ummmhello said...

Go Dawn! We're all so proud of you!!! It's wonderful to see someone so smart, funny and REAL do something great!!

Vivian M said...

Ok when is the book signing? I want an autographed copy!

morninglight mama said...

Wowee wow wow!

Congrats! It's officially official, huh? :)

Stretch Mark Mama said...

Great cover! Congrats!

Stacie said...

Yay!!!! Congrats, Dawn... what a dream come true!!

MyMulligan said...

I'm so excited! I signed up for email alert on Amazon!

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!! What a cute cover. Although, it would have been much cuter with brown eyed Brooklyn on the front. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Erikka said...

hi there. is the book a collection of your blog posts or short stories not seen here?

nice work. did you self publish? how'd you do it - go from a blog to a book? i want to know the secret!

Jennifer said...

That kid is cute! Do you know him?

LaLa said...

CONGRATS!!!! Did you show it to Oprah? Maybe "accidently" leave a copy behind...

miss alisa said...

I love it! I can't wait to buy it. You're my inspiration!

Heather said...

Was it easier to have a professional child model feature on the front cover rather than choose 1 of your 6? ;)

Hilary said...

Congrats! Can't wait to pick it up! Is that one of your little dudes on the cover?

WendyLou said...

WOW!!! What a great looking cover!!! I can't wait to buy it!!!

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
Nice cover. THEY SPELLED your name correctly!! Too bad the little one isn't one of yours.
Sandy, HE, ILLINOIS

Robyn said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment! You deserve all the great things that come your way and I can't wait to read the book.

Carla said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

Buncha Blue-Eyed Monkeys said...

Congrats!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

How exciting!

Becs said...

Congrats! I can't wait.
Since you are such a fan of FL and our soft white sand beaches, I think you should make my hometown a stop on your book tour :)

LN said...

I'm sure you've seen this, but just in case you haven't....

http://www.amazon.com/Because-Said-So-Dawn-Meehan/dp/0824947479/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208279692&sr=1-1

Congratulations again!

nomi said...

How exciting!!!

Anonymous said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! Can't wait to read it!! Congratulations!!!

Patty said...

Very cool, congrats!

I am Trish Marie said...

Woohooo!

hildigunnur said...

Congratulations :D

Valarie said...

HOORAY and congrats!! That is so exciting.

Becky said...

Awww, what a cute cover! I WANNA READ IT!!!

That's so exciting for you and your family, Dawn...CONGRATULATIONS!

Chaim said...

Dawn, I am unbelievably thrilled for you. And your story is very encouraging to me... if a stay at home mom of 6 can find the time to write and publish a book, then surely I, a childless bachelor, should really have to trouble, either. See? You are an inspiration to everyone.

Looking forward to reading the book!

Veggiemomof2 said...

That pic of Brooklyn on the right would have made a perfect cover!

Emma said...

Way to go! Congrats on this momentous event!
And who would've thought that pack of Pokemon cards would result in all this!

Emma in Australia

Donna said...

Congratulations! And to think we knew you when.

Shari said...

Love the cover! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I agree with an earlier commenter - that chocolate covered picture of Brooklyn would have made a perfect cover!

Georgetta Nextdoor said...

WOW! Congrats! I can't wait to read it! Good job! Woo Hoo!

Anonymous said...

It's cute but it should have one of your kids on it!

My Three Sons said...

LOVE the cover. Can't wait to have (a signed) one on my shelf.

My Three Sons said...

put a little plug in my blog for ya! I know I don't have too many readers but every bit helps, right!?

http://lisanoel03.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! The book is so professional looking! You really deserve this!

Kristi said...

I really love the general layout of the cover, the colors and designs and all...buuuut I don't think they should use that one little boy (not that he's not adorable) I just think they should use a maybe cartoon setting of six kids and a mom. Or even real pics of you and your kids, like the beautiful one ya'll took with the white backround!
Do you have any say in that? Or is this the final choice?

Keeley said...

Haha, awesome Dawn! Congratulations. =)

Tara said...

love it!

Anonymous said...

You go, Girl!

Congratulations to you! I can't wait until it comes out!!!

How come your adorable kids aren't on the cover???

Donna in PA :)

Donna said...

WOO HOO!

vicki said...

The book cover is way cute!

I can't wait to get mine...I might just take Amazon up on the pre-order idea....I want to be sure and get one!

Congrats!!!!!

Solei said...

HOW.FRIEKING.AWESOME.
You go Dawn! I'm so proud of you. We ALL are I'm sure. We finally get to have our very own "Because I Said So" right here at home (autographed please!!!)

So happy for you!!! ~ And not that i want to say anything negative at such a great moment for you, but if you do still have a say so, I agree with everybody else. Your own kids, 1 or all would be a better cover imho. Either way, it'll be in my purse for me to read!!! Soooooo looking forward to it!

Matchbox Mom said...

YAY DAWN!!! I'm so excited! WOO HOO!!! Can't wait to get a copy!

Tams

Margee said...

If all of your readers buy a copy--it would be on the bestsellers list in no time. Count me in!!!!

Jessi said...

Oh how cute! Love the cover. Can't wait to get a copy for myself and my two girlfriends. YAY! Congrats Dawn.

Faith said...

Someday I hope to see my byline on the front cover of a book! You must be so, so, so excited! It looks great. Congratulations!

nutralady2001 said...

Fantastic Dawn, I have goosebumps. I agree though a chocolate covered Brooklyn would have made a GREAT cover LOL

ruthEbabes said...

Fab cover!!!! it looks sooooo good!!!

Shellie said...

Everyone who wants your kids on the cover has obviously never taken 6 kids to get their pictures taken together. Congratulations!!!!! And catching up on the last week or so of posts cause I was so busy not going to Oprah :), that sounded like a wonderfully fun time. And the disappearing kid act? So been there done that, more than once, coulda told you it would happen.

Jennifer Foster said...

Woweeee wow wow! (to quote Junie B. Jones) I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cover. Can't wait to buy it.

Sue said...

DAWN!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!
How great is that cover?! Yay, you! And thanks for the Oprah update. I am so sorry you guys weren't pulled out of the crowd! Maybe you would have been, if you had on those nice tea cup heels!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dawn! I am so happy for you!

Sara, Michigan

Brenda said...

Oh I love it! I can't wait for it too come out! August?

Anonymous said...

That's so exciting! But what's with the random little kids on the cover? (I know you probably had nothing to do with that decision, soI'm not criticizing you!)

Robin said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Manic Mom said...

WHY ON EARTH DIDN'T THEY USE ONE OF YOUR SIX ADORABLE CHILDREN FOR THE COVER???

I AM COMPLETELY MIFFED!!!!!!


; )

That is just twitteridiculous!!

Dawn said...

I like the Chocolate Covered Brooklyn pic also. But you can't have just one kid on the cover. The other 5 would have hissy fits!

dawn/Michigan

Let Them Be Little said...

YAY!!! I cant wait to read it! I do agree that using one of your adorable kids on the cover would have been fun.

Anonymous said...

Go Dawn! Go, go, go Dawn!! :) (Little virtual happy dance for you!) I agree with other commenters that one (or all) of the Meehan kids would have been a cuter cover, but I love the rest of it--esp. the ": )" (turn your head to the right to read that part). Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us! ;)

StampingJoan said...

Dawn,
Who would have thunk it! What an awesome journey for you! And we all are lucky enough to follow along with you. I can't wait to get the book! I love the colors, but they should use your kids!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Congrats :) I'm equally impressed by all the people who commented using Junie B. Jones' quote wowie wow wow. ;)

bestfamily said...

Oh can't wait to get me a copy! Think you could swing by Panama City Florida for a book signing? Or even Dothan Alabama?

Mystii said...

WOOOOHOOOOO Dawn! You go girl! I hope you'll have a book signing in the Chicago area (since that's where I am) but I've pre-ordered your book on Amazon in the meantime. Congratulations!

Stella said...

YAY Dawn!! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, The book looks Great! Congrats! Ok now for what we all want to know....What is with the word- Twitter? My imagination is wandering! Kristine in Michigan.

Amy said...

Dawn, that looks great...I'll need 57 copies, please.....Get your Sharpie ready.:)

Congratulations to you. That is an amazing accomplishment! :)

Simply Lovely Gifts said...

Congratulations Dawn! How totally exciting for you!!!!! Thanks for keeping us all laughing :-)

Kathi said...

Dawn, I am thrilled for you! Congratulations Girl!

Why didn't they put a picture of your 6 kids on the cover? Or even your drawing from your blog?

The picture of the one little perfect looking boy doesn't represent you....or your story.

Regardless, I will be buying the book the day it comes out....I am so happy for you!!!!

Anonymous said...

How exciting to see it and know it's real!

I don't think there should be a picture of an actual real life child on the cover at all. A picture of your kids would be too personal, and a photo of someone else's kid just doesn't make sense. I agree that it should be a drawing instead. (Did you hear that, publishing company?)

Anonymous said...

Just fyi, when I try to click on "old stuff" a link to bijou and company opens up.

Congrats on your book, I'm looking forward to reading it. Do you think it will be in the library?

Rick said...

Sorry that I missed the cover of the book premier. It looks good. But, could they have not used one of your own children?

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden said...

I'm ordering one for myself and one for the library! Go Girl!

Kendra

stampathomemom said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to purchase the book. I agree with the others. I would love to see you and your family on the cover. I like the idea of using a hand drawn picture, even a caricature. But however it's published, I'm sure we'll love it.

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Oh my gosh! How exciting! Congratulations! What a labor of love. I'm sure birthing 6 kids was easier!

AlaneM said...

Oh man, that is so cool!! I love the cover, very cute :)
Congrats, I can't wait to get my hands on it!

TheHMC said...

That's so exciting! I signed up to get notices on it ;). I can't wait to see it!
Congrats lady. All the hard work paid off(as did poppin' out all of those kiddos lol).

Rebekah D. said...

Yay! Congrats! It must be so awesome to see this work become a reality. I know what will be at the top of my birthday list in August!

Kit said...

Love it!

taximom2 said...

I just preordered on Amazon and I can't wait to get your book! I'm already thinking the book is going to be a great gift for a few folks too!
Congrats!! Way to GO!!! I"m soo excited for you!!!

Donna - CT said...

Dawn - that's so exciting!!! I'm thrilled for you!

Julie said...

I love the cover, it's beautiful! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn! I don't write often but I wanted to congratulate you on the book!
I have to agree with everyone else though about the cover. It really doesn't reflect the craziness and fun that keeps us so interested! People who haven't heard of you or read your blog will totally not get what the book is about. That kid needs a purple juice mouth, oatmeal in his hair and scissors in his hand! LOL

Queen Mommy said...

I remember the post about the roses and the book deal. It has been a fun ride!

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

TO think this all started with a small pack of pokemon cards... *sigh*

I can't wait to read the book, and I hope that you continue your own unique, funny style of writing throughout the whole thing!

SSO: Will you continue to write in your blog, and will you write another book?

~Jenny

Susan said...

Wow, can you believe it??? I'd be pinching myself every couple minutes or so - all bruised up and still loopy. You and your family deserve every bit of it!!! BUT I think they should have used Rick's drawing from your blog as the cover...that, in my opinion...is perfect. I still love it and I'm pre-ordering as soon as possible.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

How exciting for you. Have I missed it or has anyone approached you to be syndicated in a newspaper?

momof3crazykids said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Bald Headed Geek said...

Mazel tov, as we say in my faith!

:-D

BHG

cyndy said...

Lovely cover! I'm excited for you. Best of luck with book sales!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

OK!
Love the cover but I would have to honestly say...I think a civer with tantrum-queen Brooklyn would sell more copies...

something about having the author's child on the cover makes the stories inside more REAL!!!

:)

unpretentious_diva said...

wow!
Now that is awesome and inspiring.

will you please check this stuff from me? Its about education, and how education should be (if I ever decided to marry and have child)
http://designinglifenhappenings.blogspot.com/2008/04/socratic-method-montessori-schooling.html

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