Two posts in one day? I know--I'm prolific, right? My next book, How I Got Rich Writing C Papers, a Young Adult novel that is also a text for writers, is moving toward publication. I thought I'd update the three or four people who sometimes read this blog.
A week ago, I completed penultimate author edits. In the next monthish, my editor will complete her final edits, and then I'll get one last look at the book before it goes to the printers and, in January, is available for purchase. Actually, it's available for preorder now (here Barnes & Noble or here Amazon, where you can see the final cover).
Several teachers from around the country have read and agreed to review the book. My hope, of course, is that it ultimately gets into the hands of teenage writers, to whom the books speaks. If you're interested in previewing the book, and you have a way to connect with teenagers or with teachers, let me know. I may be able to get you an advanced reading copy, which isn't quite as cool as the final deal, but it's still something. Anyway, let me know (by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org).