Dear friends, students, clients and colleagues:

I’m very excited to announce that Tom McMakin (CEO of Profitable Ideas Exchange) and I have signed a book contract with John Wiley & Sons.  Our book’s working title is Getting Started in Business Development: How to Build Relationships and Sell Professional Services, Consulting and Expertise.

Writing a business book has been a dream of mine since I was in my 20s.  Well, it’s taken long enough, but we’re finally gonna get there.  I am especially grateful to my co-author, Tom Mcmakin, for his guidance along the way.  Tom is already a published author, having written Bread and Butter: What a Bunch of Bakers Taught Me About Business and Happiness in 2001.

Also, I want to thank our literary agent, Sheree Bykofsky.  Without her expertise, support and belief in us, this book concept would have never gotten off of the ground.

Lastly, I want to thank Richard Narramore, Senior Editor, Business Publications at Wiley.  Tom and I are grateful for your vision of what this book can be.

OK, enough celebrating.  We’ve got to get to work.  Stay tuned….we hope our next announcement will be the release of the book in 2018.

Best wishes,