Thursday, August 24, 2006

Spring August

Got a package from Bethany House this week. I'd been expecting it: the spring 2007 catalog (deep breath in, then let it out...good). This is the catalog the bookstore Buyers see, the one that helps them decide what books to stock next spring.

I tore open the package, and found the catalog which included a sneak peek of Chocolate Beach and info about me (one more breath in, open an eye, then the other...) And there it was, two full, yummy pages. My swirly chocolatey cover looks delicious in 3-D, and my author pic is set against the background of azure waves. (My kids are divided on my pic, but that's to be expected, I guess.)

Some of you are writers and know the feeling of seeing your first book in print. Some of you are yet to be published, and carry the hope of a book deal around like a favorite blankie (I know that feeling, believe me!) Others don't care a rip about publishing, but are interested in the process just the same. (I love reading about musicians and what it takes to get that first song from paper to CD, but let me tell you, you'll never hear me sing--trust me on that!)

So wherever you are on this journey, thanks for sticking around. I'll let you know how it goes.

TOMORROW: Take the Gilmore Girls Quiz

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Robin said...

How EXCITING!! This is so fun to watch from afar (so thanks for each updates).

Oh....and the book I've said, it took me FOREVER to decide, and even then (as you saw), I did little else than narrow down the choices. I think my "picks" could change depending on my mood, what I had for breakfast, the weather (you get the picture). No pressure, just as/if you're able.

Georgiana Daniels said...

Congratulations! It must be an awesome feeling. Savor the moment! I hope the buyers buy tons of copies:)

Camy Tang said...

Congrats! That's totally awesome! And could they do no less than 2 pages when your cover is literally swimming in CHOCOLATE???


Geekwif said...

Oh, how exciting! Can't wait to see your book on the shelf next spring!