Two weekends ago I had the awesome opportunity (thank you, my dear husband!) to go to a local book festival for a few hours BY MYSELF and it was amazing. I truly could have stayed there ALL DAY LONG. I met and chatted with some interesting local authors, bought some indie books (I've already finished … Continue reading Mom’s Day Out at the Great Valley Bookfest – it was awesome!
I'm reading Fairy Mom and Me by Sophie Kinsella to #2 (she's almost 6). She has actually laughed out loud at this book and asked me to read - something she's only ever done with the Mercy Watson/Tales from Deckawoo Drive chapter books, so this is big. So far I think it's a cute book, … Continue reading One of my new favorite lines! Fairy Mom says my messy house is USEFUL
About four years ago, Andy Weir gave a talk at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on The Martian's path to success. As an editor who works with primarily indie authors and authors querying agents, I found it very interesting to hear Weir's explanation of how he "failed" at publishing when he really, really tried, and then … Continue reading The story of “The Martian’s” unconventional path to publication