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Monday, October 18, 2010

Will Publish For Cupcakes



Here's the conversation my three-year-old monkey and I had last night...


MONKEY: Mommy, what does publish mean?

ME: Well, it means that an agent says they like my book and they find someone who will make lots of copies of it. Then they put them on the shelves in the book store so people can buy them.

MONKEY: Oh, mommy- I can publish your book! Next time we go to the book store I'll put your book on the shelf. Then a mommy and a daddy will come and say, "Hey, kid! Here's a book!" Then they'll buy it and take it home. Then they'll read it and love it. Yay!



So next time you go into Barnes & Noble and see a paper-clipped copy of Hatshepsut (probably on a low shelf with chocolate cupcake fingerprints) you'll know that's definitely my book. It might be free too- I'm not sure if my new agent/editor knows about UPC's, Bookscan, and all that.

Also, if anyone else is looking for an agent/editor please feel free to query my little monkey. She can't read yet, but she likes pictures of princesses and owls. If you could work in a story about pink princess owls that would be even better. And I'm pretty sure she'll work for cupcakes. But only chocolate or pink ones.


Image from Thrill My Heart.

32 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm dying from cuteness. Your Monkey sounds like the sweetest most adorable kid ever. AWE

I'll keep my eye out for your book

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Your little monkey is the cutest thing ever. I will definitely keep an eye open for her books.

Stephanie McGee said...

How adorable!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, that is so sweet!

A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

Brilliant! That monkey of yours had the right idea. I love that you have written a book about Hatshepsut. Thank goodness you have been stalking her or you wouldn't know nearly as much about her! Can't wait to find you book on the shelves!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

She makes it sound so easy!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'd love a copy with cupcake fingerprints! How sweet.

Valerie Geary said...

So precious! I love it!

Nicole Zoltack said...

So adorable! I'll take a cupcake covered copy. :)

Anita Saxena said...

Too cute. Comments like that are bound to keep you going in this bleak publishing industry =)

Carolyn Schriber said...

I'm ready to hire her!

VR Barkowski said...

So cute! I'm guessing the paper clipped copy with cupcake fingerprints would come at a premium. ANYONE can have a regular old book on the shelf, but monkey-approved & issued? That *is* special.

Mystery Robin said...

So cute!!

Liza said...

Nice, smile producing post...the best kind! Give that little monkey a pink cupcake on me, OK?

Shannon O'Donnell said...

LOL. Too cute for words! :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Such optimism! Let her do it, Mom.

Michelle Gregory said...

my kids are always the best promoters.

Jemi Fraser said...

I make a mean chocolate cupcake! I'll remember to send a batch when I query your monkey! :)

Caroline Tung Richmond said...

Aw, that is so cute!!

Ruth Donnelly said...

That's totally adorable!

MT said...

She's getting an early start, and she's your first real fan. Wonderful! :)

Mark Noce said...

Cupcakes and sincerity? Wow, I'd book her as my agent today if she'd have me:)

L.T. Elliot said...

How darling is that? What an honor that your kid would totally publish you. Mine get the glazed look already. =P

Terresa said...

Cupcakes! I just ate a double chocolate chip one w/white frosting tonight!

And book store shelf envy...I was @ Borders last weekend and had to walk around with a Kleenex, I was drooling that much over the poetry section...someday, someday, most definitely. :)

Natalie said...

That is the cutest thing EVER! What a sweetheart.

Lola Sharp said...

Awwww...the supportive cuteness!! She' got your back.

Maybe she has a future in marketing?

Medeia Sharif said...

I have plenty of cupcakes. I need her on my team.

Court Ellyn said...

One story with pink princess owls, coming up!

Kids are so wonderful. The smiles they provide are priceless.

Best!

paulgreci said...

Sweet! I make a mean chocolate cupcake, but I could decorate it with owls and maybe include a some owl sounds on a CD to go with it
:-)

Libbie H. said...

OMG, cutest story ever! Kids come up with the best solutions to problems. ;)

I'm finally all caught up on your blog! Yay! Life has been so distracting lately (as evidenced by my own lack of blog updates.) I'm super-sad that I missed Blogfest but I'm glad you and the rest of the usual suspects participated. And VERY interested in that third historical you hinted at having started. I keep coming up with ideas for novels about forgotten women from history, too. (I think we're writing soulmates!) My next historical novel will probably be about Hoelun, the mother of Genghis Khan. Woot!

Good times...keep up the hard work!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

So precious! She and my 3 yr old would get along well. :)

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