I've always known and been so very happy that my editor, Phoebe, and her amazing right-hand person, Jess, are so strongly behind my book. But going into a marketing meeting and hearing their enthusiasm too, well hey, an author just doesn't get any happier.
Things are going to start happening. I've got a cover reveal coming in June, galleys may be out later this summer, and I'll have a launch date for when you will be able to buy my book. Ooooooh, I just got such a shiver typing that last sentence. To think that my book is going to be out soon and that people can buy it and borrow it and read it. Wow. It's just an amazing feeling.
I was so overwhelmed by the whole meeting that I totally forgot to snap a picture with the marketing team! But all I can say is thanks to Emilie, Jenna, Stef, Molly and Olivia for making my trip to HarperCollins something special! And thanks to my art team, Amy and Joel who talked to me about the process of coming up with my awesome book cover, which will make a great blog post in June, btw.
And always, a very special thanks to editorial team, Phoebe and Jess who have always made me feel like I've written something great. This time I got pictures! And this time they aren't blurry (well maybe one, just a little...)
This is Phoebe and Jess!
Me with Phoebe and Jess in Phoebe's office.
Afterward, I met with my awesome agent, Joe, who was sporting a great hat! But of course by this time my brain was fried so I forgot to snap a photo! However, we met in Koreatown and talked about lots of things including Diverse Energies, my first anthology, which is coming out this September from Tu Books. Joe's the editor along with Tobias Buckell and some amazing authors are in it. I'm kind of shocked that I'm in it, to tell you the truth. I feel so very honored. It's up on Goodreads here so please feel free to add it because it is going to be a great read. And I would love for you all to read my story and let me know what you think.
Lastly, here's a pic of the view from my parent's apartment on Riverside. I really do envy this view. They are so lucky! They even had fireworks that night. It kind of made my whole trip up to NYC just an amazing time.