Author Buries Dream of Big Publishing Contract
at Outrageous Oakland Funeral Service

Guests cheerfully dump their dead dreams too.

My Dream Is Dead, But My Book Is Published
Or… Self Publishing: The Musical

After spending a ridiculous amount of time and money polishing her work, California author Mary Patrick Kavanaugh eagerly awaited news as her agent pitched her novel to a list of New York publishers who, unfortunately, all shot down her dream of landing a book contract. Tired of dragging around dashed hopes and disappointment, the author buried that dream at an open casket funeral in Oakland on December 6, 2008, in a Chapel filled to capacity.
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Realizing there was nothing holding her back from publishing it herself, the novel is now available at Amazon,, or, and it's getting rave reviews from more than just her mother.

Do you wonder if it's time to bury a few dead dreams of your own? Visit Cemetery Mary at her Cheap Advice Blog for help.