My Book News … in Germany!
Of all the surprising things about writing and selling a novel (it’s lonely, isolating–yet strangely tons of fun–scary, hunger-inducing (think of all that mental exercise), back-breaking, etc.), I admit, I hadn’t put much thought to the idea that people around the world might actually read my book (which as I mentioned before, will be published by Penguin in the summer of 2011). I mean, surely, this was just the lucky plight of a handful of bestselling novelists, right? Well, then my amazing literary agents sold my book in Germany, after a 6-publisher auction. I got the news on my Blackberry while I was at Trader Joe’s grocery shopping with my two kiddos, and I practically fainted on the cereal aisle. Right next to the instant oatmeal.
My book, The Waters of March, will be published in hardcover by Heyne Verlag (a division of Random House in Germany) for their prestigious Diana Verlag imprint. I am so honored and thrilled!
Things have been so crazy, busy here with writing deadlines and book excitement (and my two active boys–active is an understatement!), but I promise to get back to this blog more regularly and share updates about the novel-publishing process (wait, can I now refer to myself as a novelist? I feel so fancy!) and other bookish stories that I hope you might be interested in.
Until then, hugs!