Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
(The red swelling is already gone...)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Well, since you asked... A whole lot is new. In the past two weeks, I have learned that the sales representatives at Random House really love my novel THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVORS, which is SUPER important because they are the wonderful people who actually sell copies to bookstores.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
On the publication front, my editor received excellent feedback from her sales reps, many of whom had already read the THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVORS. The North Carolina rep was especially enthused. The sales reps are the people who actually do the footwork, selling to individual bookstores. Yeah for sales reps!
Most recently, I was asked to write a series of discussion questions to supplement the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this task.
I feel like singing a Nelly song: “Bill Gates, Donald Trump, let me in now…” but I’m singing to Oprah. “Let me in now. I’d love to send you a galley.”Isabel Sullivan, born 1939 in Batesville, Virginia