Men Cook Too is now in stores!

DreamAnIdea It's been a long time coming, but friends, Men Cook Too by the wonderfully talented Hobson Lopes is now available for purchase online and in stores! Yes! Yes. Yes! We got the first shipment of books, which was three (very heavy) boxes this girl lugged into the apartment, last Friday afternoon. It was a nice little workout, but what was even nicer was the look upon Hobson's face when he got home from work and tore open those boxes.

For all of the Kickstarter supporters (which if you're new to these parts, you can read more about here), your books were packaged up last weekend and shipped out on Monday. There are copies of the book also in our local bookstore, with plans to place some more in other stores in the coming weeks.

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I want to get sappy for a quick minute and express how proud I am of my guy. He came up with the idea for Men Cook Too sometime last spring, and even though it's been a ton of work, a lot of patience and diligence with the whole process and a long time coming, he made it happen. In a process such as this, it is so so easy to get discouraged and give up part way through. I know I've been guilty of this in the past. Giving up is easy, but persevering is perhaps the best feeling in the world. Watching Hobson work through this, being a part of all the successes and all the failures with him along this journey, witnessing the wheels constantly turning in his head; it's all been a pure joy and an inspiration to me. We hear often stories of others chasing their dreams, but to be a part of someone else's has been an absolute blessing to me. I've learned so much, not just about the book publishing process as a whole, but about bringing an idea to life. Dreaming something up, writing it down and bringing it to life.

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Men Cook Too can be purchased in paperback or e-book form in the following places: Men Cook Too website // Amazon paperback or e-book.  Follow along with the Facebook page and blog to stay up-to-date as Men Cook Too becomes available in more stores.

For all of my readers, Hobson is generously offering 20% off with the code SAFARIS; valid until Thursday, March 20, at 11:59pm (EST).

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A huge thank you from the bottom of both of our hearts for every beat of support from each and every one of you. Now go out there and make your ideas come to life!