Roberta F. King

Author site for the memoir, He Plays a Harp

15 March

Finally! A book.

It is with great pleasure I’m finally able to share news about my memoir, He Plays a Harp.  The official publication date of the book is May 11, 2014, Mother’s Day.

Cover of He Plays a Harp

Cover of He Plays a Harp

I didn’t set out to write a book, I just wanted to mark the fifth anniversary of Noah’s death with a piece of memorable writing. Thanks to The Rapidian, I had a place to publish it and the waves were set in motion. Readers reacted to the essay with encouragement and strong emotion and that’s pretty much all an author needs. Other essays followed. A few literary journals published essays, people shared them on social media and I knew Noah and I were on the right trajectory.

Over the course of three years, I remembered, I wrote, I revised and revised again.

I found a wonderful publisher close to home, Principia Media. I read an article about the company soon after I began writing and I always hoped they’d take me on as an author. They’re as enthusiastic about He Plays a Harp as I am. I’ve met some great people through the process—Principia’s CEO Vern Jones and Dirk Wierenga, who is an incomparable publishing advisor.

Over the next few months, news about my launch party, readings and media appearances will be shared here. I’ll be creating a new Facebook page for He Plays a Harp and sharing news on Twitter and Google Plus. I hope you’ll stop by for a reading and that the book’s messages around life, loss and love are memorable.

PS: And the cover? It’s an oil pastel drawing that my husband Mike created, we found it in his portfolio and thought it was perfect.


8 Responses to “Finally! A book.”

  1. Lynne Jarman-Johnson says:

    Beautiful. We are all blessed to be a part of this story -when we read – and share your love and memories. Thank you for your gift.

  2. barbie says:

    Would love a copy with an autograph of course! Congratulations on this milestone!

  3. Lynne says:

    I am so happy for you Roberta. And can’t wait to purchase, He Plays A Harp . . . I have been sending your posts to a high school friend in Iowa and she sends them on to another friend. Your story speaks to us and we carry the messages forward . . . All the best to you.
    Love, Lynne

    • robertafking says:

      Sharing, like you are doing is so important to an author and to me, personally. I appreciate it and will make sure you know where and when the signing events will be. xo

  4. Laura Bergells says:

    Well, cool!

    I’ll be certain to put this on my list of summer reading…all the best!