Hard(cover) Proof

I didn’t believe when someone said, “You can do this!” I didn’t believe when I wrote the last sentence. I didn’t believe when an agent asked me if I had a proposal. I didn’t believe when that agent agreed to be my agent. I didn’t believe when my agent said she made a deal. I didn’t believe when I signed the contract. I didn’t believe when I met my editor. I didn’t believe when we decided on a title. I didn’t believe when I received my first advance payment. I didn’t believe when we shot the book cover. I didn’t believe when I saw an ARC of my book I didn’t believe when I saw my book for pre-sale on Amazon. I didn’t believe when I made my last tweak. This … [Read more...]

So, this is blogging?

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Sorry, I’m a bit late to the whole blogging thing. I sort of gave it a half-hearted try a couple of years ago. Turns out I didn’t have much of anything to say. But, now I have an official, bona fide blog (which, as you can plainly see, is a part of my official, bona fide website). And something to say: you see, there’s this book. It’s called Hounded: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds. I wrote it. By myself. And, Hachette is publishing it on May 14th. Most people I tell about the book have the same reaction: “Can you believe your book is being published?” Nope. I can’t believe my book is being published. I’ve known for almost a year that it’s going to be … [Read more...]