For several years, my mom and I have researched and worked towards the goal of publishing her first novel. The culmination of our efforts resulted in the publication of Kylie’s Ark: The Making of a Veterinarian in April. Our countless tasks included creating an ARC (Advance Review Copy) campaign, drafting a persuasive press release, producing both print and e-book additions, adding the book to Amazon and iBooks, and updating RitaWeltyBourke.com to promote the novel. We signed up for expanded distribution through Createspace, so the book is now also available through Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and many independent bookstores. We are delighted by all the positive responses and the book’s selection as a Kirkus Best Indie Book of 2017.