I’ve got a book- SHE CAME FROM BEYOND! on Overlook Press- coming out in October. I’m going to be saying that a lot in the next several months. This entire experience has been so out of body. I can’t even so hard I don’t think I will ever be able to can again. It’s just….Man, I was in CVS when my old man looked at his phone and said, you have an offer on your book. CVS. I think it was the seasonal aisle, or something.
Well, nothing has been more insane than the conversation about blurbs. It started very early. Did I know anyone? Well, yeah, I know a lot of people, sure. A lot of writers. Yes. I have met two Pulitzer Prize winners in the last ten years, Franz Wright and Robert Olen Butler, both through my friend, writer, poet and all around good-guy, Timothy Gager. That’s pretty weird for a woman who knows all of Stephen King’s lines from his vignette in Creepshow.
Then my editor starts saying possible names. Among them: Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Rainbow Rowell, Emily St. John Mandel, and Junot Diaz. Um. And I’m like…do you know that I sit around a lot not wearing pants drinking ten dollar wine? Do you know that? Should that be….shouldn’t Dave Eggers know that before he accepts a galley from us? Because I’m pretty sure might want to wear gloves, at least?