Two years ago, it was small.
Just a glimmer of an idea. Nothing more than a flicker of movement, caught out of the corner of my mind’s eye.
Bold one moment, it would dash into full view like a blustery red squirrel. Furtive the next moment, it would skitter off into the mental underbrush. (I have underbrush to spare. A tidy parkland my mind is not.)
Within a few months, I realized it wasn’t going away. So I started reading up on it: How exactly does one go about getting a book published?
But I won’t bore you with the tedious details.
Fast forward to earlier this year: as I mentioned back in April, I found a book agent—and not just any agent, but the patient, insightful, and tenacious Laurie Abkemeier (aka Agent Obvious)—who thought I had an idea worth pursuing. Together we crafted a proposal, which she then shopped around to editors.
Just over two weeks ago, Laurie emailed me with the news. We had a publisher. (Friday the 13th is my new favorite day.) We just had to keep it under our hats until the details of the contract got ironed out.
Now it’s official.
The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance will be published by Pegasus Books!
I’m psyched. I’m grateful for the support and encouragement of all my friends and family, in person and online. And I’m looking forward to working with the fine folks at Pegasus on the next leg of the journey.