At first I thought I might be biased, that I loved Wendell Arnold’s book so much because he is my father. But then I thought, wait a minute – if I were to be biased, it would be in the other direction I think! You see, if someone would have asked me 2 years ago if I thought my dad could write a best seller, I would have told them no. But wait!! Hear me out… well actually you would know why I might be inclined to think that if you read his book. And the truth is, I never really knew he could write something like a book!
Christmas, 2010, we were at my parent’s house in Key Biscayne having dinner. After dinner, my dad came up to me, handed me a few pieces of paper and said, “Read this and tell me what you think.” Captivated, I read 9 typed pages of what seemed to be the beginning of a great story, and when I finished reading, I exclaimed, “What is this? Where’s the rest? I want to read what happens next!” He chuckled that deep, quiet laugh that is classic Wendell, and whispered, “I wrote it.” “What?!” I said, hardly believing what I heard. He humbly replied, “Ya, I’ve been thinking about writing a book,” and I immediately told him I’d be his number one fan and do anything I could to help.
Well it’s hard to compete with my mom for number one fan, a spot she surely deserves anyway, so he named me his number one agent. For over a year, he mailed me his hand written pages, I typed and mailed them back. My mom edited the manuscript and did some typing as well, then I ran with it, taking care of the publishing and marketing, and I have to tell you, we make a darn good team! And what continues to amaze me is the way the book captivated me and made me laugh and cry the tenth time I read it, same as the first. Now that’s a good book. So am I biased? Ya, probably, but I still find myself shocked that my dad is such a great author.
You can get your signed copy at wendellarnold.com! Also available at xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and on the kindle, nook and google eBook. But wendellarnold.com is the only place you will get it signed by Wendell himself!