I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited. However, I'm also a little surprised at how long the publishing process really takes. I was told it took a long time - but experiencing it has been eye-opening. I'm also looking forward to seeing what my co-contributors had to say about running small public libraries. I think the book's style is very approachable as well; this wasn't an accident, an engaging style was a requirement.
To end this post, I think special thank yous are in order, since several people read the chapter before I submitted it. First, thanks to my wife for reading it multiple times and supporting my efforts. Next, thank you to my librarian colleagues for suggesting pieces that could be removed or expanded upon. Finally, thank you Carol Smallwood for deciding to include my chapter in the book.