Joanna Kafarowski

Birthing a Book

It’s only weeks away from the publication of The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame A Life of Louise Arner Boyd by Dundurn Press in Toronto. It’s had a long gestation period – over ten years – and to say that I’m anticipating its arrival with delight doesn’t come close to capturing my feelings about its impending arrival. During that ten years, the two people who believed in me as a writer and who loved me unconditionally – my parents – died and will never know that I finally wrote and published a book. As experienced by all writers, there were obstacles that occurred that interrupted the creative process and several times it was nearly derailed. Perhaps because this is the first comprehensive life of Louise Arner Boyd, I felt my responsibility as a biographer keenly. But now it seems that all my hard work, patience and perseverance and the support of those who love me is going to pay off. I’m counting the days!