Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I'm so happy to announce that I was informed the The Stone Child will be translated into Greek!


That's like an entirely different alphabet! Now I can imagine little Greek kids sitting around reading my book while eating grilled octopus salad and mint chutney covered lamb, while overlooking the glowing turquoise expanse of the Mediterranean Sea... ah, maybe I'll have to come and read the book TO them?

It's been a big week. Huge.

I moved from my tower at the top of the hill in Prospect Heights down to the cozy valley at the bottom of Park Slope, and I'm SO excited. My new apartment is absolutely everything I've ever dreamed of. I have closets (!) AND there's room enough so that I can walk all the way around my bed! Plus, good water pressure! (It's the little things...)

Seriously: shiny hardwood floors, beautiful details on the walls. A large living room to share with my new roommate Zack. We're going to have so much fun. We're even getting cable! Hooray!

Still waiting for editorial feedback on The Nightmarys. I'm hoping to be done with that by the fall... but we'll see. As we know by now, these things take awhile.

BUT we're finally less than two months from The Stone Child release date.

Sheesh. Has time ever passed more slowly than now?

Last week went by SOOO slowly--I think mostly because of my move. I sat at my office desk every day, twiddling my thumbs thinking, "If only I could leave right now, I could just rent a truck and get it all done."

Hmm, now that I think of it, it was sort of like editing a book--"If only I could get feedback right now, I could just start revising and get it done. (and get paid... ;^)" ...hee hee... just kidding.

Okay, time to get back to data entry. (That's right, I went back to a day-job for now... economy woes-shmeeconomy woes... We'll survive, right? Right??? And maybe eventually write full time??? hahahaha!)


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Forgot to Mention

Big News.

Random House told me they've sold the French translation license to a French publisher, which means... The Stone Child will be published in French!

How freakin' cool is that?

In my warped imagination, I can see little French kids sitting around with their poodles and cappuccinos, wearing berets, eating croissants and french fries, flipping excitedly through L'Enfant en Pierre, while sitting underneath the Eiffel Tower. (I don't know if that will be the actual title over there, but I ran 'the stone child' through an online translator and that's what they gave me...)

Yes, I know that's not exactly how it is in France -- but wouldn't it be cool if it was?

Side-note regarding broad national stereotypes: in middle-school, I had a German pen-pal named Mati, who told me that he and his friends thought all Americans did was watch lots of television and put ketchup on everything... Was he right?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Burgers and Cupcakes

Did you know there is a restaurant in Manhattan called Burgers and Cupcakes?

Do you know what they serve there?

Burgers. Cupcakes. Yummy. Period.