You may have heard me mentioned this before, but still my proverbial prince has not yet come, so I wanted to put it out there again…
Natalie and I have three stellar books already finished and just waiting to be devoured by story-hungry kids. I don’t like resorting to this level of “shameless self-promotion”, but honestly, you’ve left me no choice… I want to write more books, and Natalie wants to do more illustrating. We recognize the selfishness of these wishes, but we just don’t care.
Now, we’ve done the work to make 3 finished, fully wrought and immaculate books. We’ve done the additional leg work to figure out what one is supposed to do to get a book published. We’ve done the letter writing. We’ve submitted two of the books to various publishing houses, and waited the 3-6 (to 9) months just to get a response, only to hear how much they really liked the book and that they held onto it extra long because they really liked it… and — we just haven’t found the right publisher yet.
The trouble for me is that this part, the publisher-seeking part, well, it just takes to damn long. I get that “you have to do what you have to do”, but I want to be writing more books (I know I mentioned that already), instead of that other stuff. And really, we’ve been doing the looking around for publishers part since my eldest daughter was in diapers so it isn’t like we’ve been resting on our laurels (not that we’d want to rest on our laurels).
But I’m not here to salt your virtual sleeves with my orthographic tears… No, seriously.
I’m just here to show you this
and to ask you to click on this, so you can preview Some Monsters on Blurb.com.
Please, I beg you, send a note (and link, and link! don’t forget the link…) to all of your publisher friends and tell them you are going to set yourself on fire if they don’t publish our “impressive and necessary” little books. They should be able to let you know in 3-6 months.
We really appreciate your help… Even if you don’t actually follow through with the whole self-immolation part.