Saturday, November 13, 2010
This was an author and agent who would not give up. Not in the face of so many almosts. Not in the face of a rapidly changing industry. Not in the face of so much that can feel so bleak when you are on the waiting side of a coin.
And so, this week, I waited for Colleen's news.
It came yesterday—news that this book, described in Publishers Marketplace as being "about Alaskan pilots navigating a world that demands close communion with extreme physical danger and emotional toughness" has been sold to Holly Rubino at Lyons Press. It will go on the fall 2011 list.
I could not be happier for Colleen, who has cheered so many of the rest of us on, has gotten us talking about important book issues (diversity in storytelling, honesty in jacket design, the value of nonfiction for the young), and has never bowed to envy or bitterness. Colleen Mondor has sold her first book, and she'll tell you more about it here.