1. Imagining a tree, planted in Israel in honor of “A Hebraic Obsession.” I realize the symbiotic relationship between trees and books and think all authors should plant trees in honor of their books.
receiving checks in the mail from my publishing house, Lightening Source, for books sold.
2. Hearing from readers:
Three readers after reading one of my poems said they were inspired to write poetry.
“I read you book in one day.” A quote from a former NBC and UPI reporter.
“I could not but it down.”
“My wife is upset with you because since I started reading, “A Hebraic Obsession” I stopped talking to her.”
“Your book is a real page-turner.”
“I admire the way you open your inner self to the reader. That takes guts.”
to put the book down.”
“I love your book. It made me cry. It made me laugh.
“Your chapter on “lists” brought back memories and was very insightful.”
“A remarkable story. I enjoyed this book immensely and would highly recommend it.”
“Mort Laitner provides a relatable–and a very readable–story.”
“I recommend this book without reservation. Go buy it. Laugh and cry. Run!!!
“I loved this book. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. This book will make you think about the “Big Questions”…definitely a book one could read again and enjoy it even more the second time.This book is a valuable addition to any library.”
“Just got your book and started reading it…what a testament for your father…so proud of you and so amazed by his story.”
“As soon as I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It is one of those books that draws you in from the beginning and you can’t stop reading it until you have reached the conclusion…”
“Read 280 pages, some over again, with heart-felt emotion and amazement, before I looked up, took a long breath, then finished it.”
3. Knowing my book is housed in the hallowed chambers of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
4. Knowing my book rests on the shelves of the University of Miami Library. Thus completing the circle— from student learning to write at UM to having my written words in the hands of new students.
5. Knowing my book has found a home in the 5000 book collection on the Holocaust in the Hollywood Holocaust Museum. Holding my donated copy of AHO in the Southwest Holocaust Museum Library in Naples, Florida
6. When my law school plugs my book on Facebook, Twitter, their website and their newsletter.
7. Having 25,000 hits on my website.
8. Having authors ask you to co-write books with them.