Understanding Cemetery Symbols has companion workbooks!
After a lifetime of exploring historic graveyards and several years of earnest research, I’m finally releasing my cemetery symbols book this summer. Hooray!
As you can see from the image above, in addition to Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards, I’m releasing two different workbooks.
This is where you come in. Let me know in the comments section at the bottom of this post what you think about the following plan for Graveyard Journal: A Workbook for Exploring Historic Cemeteries.
What the Graveyard Journal is:
Graveyard Journal: A Workbook for Historic Cemeteries is a place for you to write down information about all the different cemeteries you visit. It offers a way to keep track of interesting monuments you saw, write down inspiring epitaphs and names, and other pertinent details. Having all this in a nice-looking book that you can keep in your bag or glovebox makes a fun keepsake as well as a unique reference book for you and your family.
How big is the Graveyard Journal?
I made all three of the books in this series the same size. So, just like the other two books, the Graveyard Journal will be 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Personally, I love that size! It’s small enough to fit in a purse or glovebox, but large enough to comfortably write in.
Make Your Own Table of Contents
Each book has a brief introduction chapter written by me, but the rest of the book consists of journal pages for you to fill in. I thought it would be helpful, then, to set up the workbook so you can create your own table of contents! The first 10 or so pages will be my introduction, but after that the Table of Contents is a “fill in the blank” affair. Here’s what I mean.
Graveyard Journal Table of Contents:
Introduction by Tui Snider_________________________pg 1
As you fill in each entry in the workbook, you will make a title for it on the Table of Contents. You can name each chapter whatever you want! Isn’t that fun? This also makes it quick and easy for you to look up specific trips without having to thumb through the whole book.
Info on main journal pages:
For each cemetery that you visit, there is one one whole page (front and back) for you to jot down the following information. Where it says “Follow Up Trips” is where you would write down the page number for your notes on subsequent trips to the same graveyard – ‘cuz we all know that some cemeteries are so pretty that you just have to go back!
DATE & TIME: ______________________________________________
HEADSTONE DIRECTION: _________________________________
FOLLOW UP TRIPS: _______________________________________
OTHER NOTES: _________________________________________(this is the biggest section of each workbook page.)
What do you think?
So what do you think? Would you use a journal like this? If you think I need to add something or do it a little differently, tell me! I would really appreciate your feedback. I really want this workbook to be a helpful tool for people who enjoy historic cemeteries. Even just a quick comment or suggestion would mean a lot!
About the other workbook:
As I mentioned earlier, Understanding Cemetery Symbols has two companion workbooks. The other one is called Ghost Hunters Journal, and if you’d like to give me some feedback about how it’s arranged then click over and see what I’ve got planned for that one. Go here to share your ideas with me: Ghost Hunters: I need your advice!
Want to join my Launch Team?
Would you like be part of my book launch team? A book launch team is a group of readers who help an author get the word out. So, for instance, as a Launch Team member, I could tag you on Facebook when I mention the books. You could also help out by sharing my posts and telling friends about these books, etc…
Launch Team members get FREE books – just saying!
Plus, in addition to my undying gratitude, Launch Team members will be mentioned in the book’s ‘Acknowledgments,’ get copies of the books in advance, as well as other goodies along the way. I’m super excited about this book series and plan to have as much fun as possible along the way! So, if this sounds fun to you, leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you (gimme a day or two) about this whole Launch Team thing!Click here to learn more about the Launch Team
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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.