I’m over-the-top-Christmas-morning excited to announce that I have signed a contract to publish Playing Like a Girl, a non-fiction picture book about courageous female athletes from 1827 to present day and the eventual passing of Title IX, with Charlesbridge Publishing. Thanks to the patient tenacity of my brilliant agent, Melissa Nasson, come Fall 2017, my dream will come true.
Folks, I’m going to be a debut author! I’m going to love being a debut author. LOVE it! (Just typing these words gives me first-day-of-school jitters on steroids.) Yippee!
However, I’ve been around this book business long enough to know that, though the thought of publishing a real, live book is one of the most thrilling things imaginable; I have plenty of work ahead of me. And, I’m going to have fun doing it.
My blogging plans are to chronicle the debut author tasks-at-hand. Over the months ahead, anything that arises demanding attention, any observations made, or sage advice gathered, I’m going to write about it. Workshop scoop. Launch deets. Editorial ups and downs. Tips and tales. Anything debut author related – I’ll tell it all.
I’m open to topic suggestions, too. Do you have wisdom to share? Do you need help in some area? Do you know of some great resource that we all can benefit from? Feel free to submit a comment. Let me know your thoughts. I want to know what you have to say.
Who knows? Maybe we can be of help to one another.
I’d like that.