Do the Happy Waddle

Greetings from Indiana, where I am having a wonderful time getting to know my tiny new niece and nary a green vegetable has passed my lips in three days!

I posted about this on yesterday Facebook and Twitter (and if you have a subscription to Publishers’ Marketplace, it’s possible that you saw it there), but I figured I should put a quick note up here, too, to share that…

I have a book deal!

The Delicious Double Life of Gladys Gatsby will be published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Books. This seems particularly fitting, since parts of the novel were drafted in Argentina and South Africa, two countries that feature lovely penguins of their own.

A Magellanic penguin from the Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.

My former favorite penguin--the jackass!--near Cape Town, South Africa.

My new favorite penguin.

Here’s the deal announcement that appeared in PM (click on it for a more readable size).

The whole process could not have gone more smoothly for me, thanks to my fabulous agent Ammi-Joan Paquette and my wonderful new editor, Shauna Fay, whose notes have already made the book so much better. 😀

We’re kind of remote at the moment and my internet access is limited out here, so I’ll have to save all the details for another post next week. In the meantime, feel free to join me and Gladys in a virtual happy penguin-waddle dance!

(Addendum: If you’d like a little more info about the book, check out this announcement at my agency’s website.)

10 Responses to “Do the Happy Waddle”

  1. annbedichek

    AHHH!!! I love seeing the announcement in that familiar PM font! Waddle Waddle Waddle Sliiiiiiidddddddddddddddeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  2. Monica BW

    I’m so happy for you!!! I’ll email when i get home <333333

  3. Melodie

    TARA! So excited for you – congrats! I just saw the announcement on the agency’s site. Whooppee! *penguin waddle dance*


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