Things that can happen in a year.


It was around this time last year that my agent, the wonderful Suzie Townsend, sold my first book to Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Back then it was still called Sea Rose Red, and the ending was an entirely different beast. After some intense revisions with my editor, it’s a far better and stronger book, with a new title: When the Sea is Rising Red.

It’s so weird to think back a year ago and how little I knew about publishing then (I know marginally more now) and what it would be like working with an editor (surprising, frustrating, exciting, and ultimately amazing). It’s even weirder to think that by this time next year my book will be a real thing, with a cover, and pages, and inked-in words.

Basically I just want to say happy birthday, little book. You’ve come a long way.

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7 Replies to “Things that can happen in a year.”

  1. Aw, you mad your book a cupcake! I like it. I think we’ll both have books coming out around the same time! I’d love to read yours – sounds fab. Have a great year!

    1. Hey we have matching blogs, lol. YAY

      Oh my, Sinister Sweetness sounds cool – what age group? I think it’s exactly the sort if thing my oldest daughter will LOVE.

      1. Thanks! It’s for 9-13, give or take. A little scary, a lot of fun… I hope she’ll read it!

  2. Nice! It’s how the dream becomes reality. Happy birthday little book. 🙂

    1. I love you, you know that? 😀

      And we will be having mutual book birthdays. Eeeh Exciting!

      I can’t wait to have your beautiful book in my grubby mitts.

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