The Merry, Merry month of Mayhem—and the Marchapalooza CONTEST winners

AND..the winners are…
Mandy Silberstein
Nancy Allis

Congrats, ladies!

And now for the post..

I kind of have this thing about May.
Yes, the weather is usually amazing–and today (or yesterday when this post appears) beats April, but for me May = deadlines. You see, I am an academic and May is the end of the school term, with all its accompanying angst and epic drama. It’s the time for student shows, regtete_de_mort2istration for the Fall term–annual reports, and the like. And that’s your normal May.

For me this is no normal May. This is the May to end all Mays. This May ends with BEA, Book Expo America wherein I will be signing copies of BREAKING GLASS alongside an awesome line-up of my fellow Spencer Hill Press authors.

May is the time for nagging my marketing director, Jenn Allis Provost (who is also a Scene 13 member), the editor and chief of SHP, Kate Kaynak, my agent, and any other poor soul who crosses my path. I have recently discovered that if getting published is hard, BEING published is harder. It’s not easy being a debut author anywhere, but I daresay being one in New York City is a little like being a newborn guppy in a tank of piranhas. Yeah–fish food.

It’s hard to get book stores to notice you. Heck, it’s even hard to get the New York Public Library to notice you. One bit of success, though–I have gotten my college to notice me–and my students. So that’s a start.

Oh–and did I mention my son is graduating college in a week and a half, has no job and is moving back home? Mayhem, indeed.

However, I am not giving up. I am far too stubborn! I still have plans for world domination. Let’s see, I have about two months and a week to do it.

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10 thoughts on “The Merry, Merry month of Mayhem—and the Marchapalooza CONTEST winners

  1. Congrats to the winners, and have fun at BEA! May doesn’t mean deadlines to me, but I do have to juggle WisCon prep with getting ready for my son’s birthday party June 1st. It wouldn’t be so bad if he hadn’t wanted to have it at our house. (groan)

  2. You *never* nag! Remember, we have the same goal – WORLD DOMINATION! (And, for me at least, drinks after BEA πŸ™‚ )

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