I’m very touched by all the support sent my way these past few days. The idea I’ve actually sold a book is still pretty surreal.
A friend who now heads up a book club I started (back in my Northern Virginia days) told me she’d sent out an email to all club members, sharing my good news and suggesting MAY B. as a read for their 2011-2012 list (that lady plans ahead!). I could stop by via Skype to answer questions. A classmate from middle/high school (isn’t Facebook great?) said her book club would have no choice but to read MAY in 2011. My former principal informed me my book will be required reading in the upper grades! Still so hard to fully comprehend.
I know many of you follow Jody Hedlund. One of the things I love about her blog is the way she’s walked us through her publishing experience. I’d like to do much of the same.
Today I have my first phone meeting with my editor, Nicole Geiger. I am not sure all we’ll discuss, but those things that will be of benefit I’ll be sure to pass on.