Before I begin I want to thank you all for your feedback about the title for the Mira book. I went ahead and told my editor that So Much For My Happy Ending was the way to go.
Now moving on: I just got an email from V-Day. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. It developed as an outgrowth of Eve Ensler's Obie-Award winning play, The Vagina Monologues. Anyway they contacted me because they are holding a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues along with an auction in Bethesda to raise money and awareness for organizations in the Metro-DC area during the first weekend of March. They are requesting that I send them a signed copy of my book for the auction. I’ll gladly do it but what surprised me was that they wrote the letter to me personally and made a specific reference to my novel. They said, and I quote:
“In view of your immense popularity and the high esteem held for you by so many, your involvement, in any small way, would be a great asset in our endeavor to make the evening a success.”
Okay so I read this sentence and thought…are they sure they have the right person? At what point did I become “immensely popular”? I literally reread the email three times to assure myself that they did mention Sex, Murder And A Double Latte by name and weren’t mistaking me for Candace Bushnell or something. I then checked to see if I knew the woman who was sending me the request but I’m fairly sure that I’ve never met or corresponded with this person before. It’s funny, but I just can’t see myself as someone who is nationally popular or held in high esteem by people I’ve never met in Maryland. It’s very cool but it’s a difficult idea for me to wrap my mind around.
I’ve also been invited to contribute to an anthology that is being put out in 2007 by Pocket Books. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to talk about it yet but I will say that it will be a tribute to one of America’s most popular and influential authors and that the other contributing authors are fairly big names within the world of women’s commercial fiction. I’m incredibly flattered that the editor wanted to include me in the project and to be honest I’m still a little surprised that she asked. It’s like all of a sudden I’m one of the cool kids.
The other day I was at Starbucks with my six-year-old and a man recognized me from one of my book signings. He asked how my sales had been so far but before I could respond my son smiled and said, “Great! She’s on her way to fame.”
I’m not sure if that’s true or not but it’s nice to know that so many people believe in me.
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