February 10, 2012
A Whole New World
Syncopation, my novel about Adele Hugo has found a publisher!!! Cornerstone Press, the student-run publishing house at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point chose my manuscript from among the many submitted. (I don’t know how many were submitted, but I like to think it numbered in the thousands. And, please, don’t pop my bubble.)
Hooray! Hooray! [insert picture of me jumping around]
I had a marketing meeting with some students on Thursday so we could talk about my ideas, their ideas, and get a strategy put together. It was so exciting to talk about my book with people, people whom I barely know, who have read it!!
Hooray! Hooray! [insert slightly different picture of me jumping around]
Working with student publishers is so exciting! (Have I used the word exciting too many times?) They bring such energy and so many new ideas to the process. I’ve been working alone for so long, trying to sell The Stolen Goldin Violin, that when they were talking about things they were going to do, I just couldn’t believe that I didn’t have to do everything myself.*
Hooray! Hooray! [insert picture of me, tiring, as I jump around]
In other news, I’ve decided to expand what happens on this blog, and to make that happen, I’ve contacted a number of historical novelists whom I will be interviewing in the near future. I plan to do two interviews a month–they should be fantastically interesting. Think Fresh Air with Terry Gross, but in print, and with me.
* Note: This is an apology to my husband and kids who have often worked harder than me to promote The Stolen Goldin Violin. When I said I was “working alone” I was thinking of my family as being a part of myself. We are one, and all that. Yes?