Saturday, December 15, 2018

My New Favorite Book

The Unofficial Guide books are extremely helpful when planning a vacation.  There's a guide for Las Vegas, one for Washington DC, another for Disney World, and of course there's one for Disney Cruise Line.  The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line has a new edition every year, with updated information and more trip-planning tips.  There are also small sections featuring Disney Cruise Line experts, such as Scott Sanders from (his blog was what made me want to start this blog).

Oh right, one of those experts was me.  Page 222 of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2019!

Writing that segment involved a lot of waiting.  It started back in February 2018, when I noticed the cruise experts' sections in the 2018 edition.  After seeing those, I thought, hey, maybe I could do that! Soon after, I wrote a letter to the authors of the book, sharing my idea.  I waited and waited to hear back, and after a while I almost forgot about it.  Then, one day in July, I got an email from one of the authors saying that my idea was interesting and they would like me to give writing it a try.  I wrote the above section, sent it in, and waited.  The next month felt like it would never end.  Finally, in October, I got an email saying my work would be published!  I couldn't believe it!  I waited impatiently during October and November, and during last week, tons of books arrived.  My parents ordered many to give to our friends and extended family.  I still don't know if I was more excited for the book to release or our cruise that's coming (in 35 days).


  1. Thanks awesome! Congrats!

  2. That is fantastic!! How exciting!! It is OK to be equally about both!! I will read the new 2019 edition cover to cover!!

  3. I am SO proud of you Kieran! Your hard work, determination and patience paid off. You have such a bright future ahead! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!