A few weeks ago, my editor, Michael Reynolds, came to visit. Let me repeat. He came to visit. Me. Here in Alabama. Michael lives in NYC, of course, and so this wasn't exactly a short commute. After visiting with Important Book People in Birmingham, Michael drove two hours to Auburn to spend some time here.
We did the usual Auburn things, including taking a selfie on campus:
|War Eagle, y'all!|
He brought Mo Willem and Jeanne Birdsall books for the girls (SUCH good taste) and champagne for us to celebrate The Distant Marvels:
|AND I got to keep the Europa fall catalog, aka, my Christmas wishlist.|
We talked about the final cover for The Distant Marvels, which I can't wait to reveal! I tried not to geek out too hard over Elena Ferrante's work, which Michael edits (I showed incredible restraint). And we both geeked out over Hilary Mantel a bunch.
It was a lovely couple of days, and I still can't believe my book editor came to visit. Meeting Michael made The Distant Marvels feel quite real.
Oh, and we have a launch date--April 7th, 2015.
Excuse me while I wait for my toes to touch the ground.