After eight long years, my book Plastic is finally finished and will be published next spring! I am so excited!!
My publisher is The Porcupine's Quill, an artisanal publisher that values the craft of the book. I feel so lucky that they chose my book. I've been working with their acquisitions editor, Stephanie Small, who has boldly taken on the task of preparing the manuscript for print in a very tight time frame.
The book will be published in Canada and the U.S. and will be for sale on Amazon and through the publisher's website.
I hope to launch the book in Victoria next April and also give a reading in my hometown of Halifax. My dream would be to read from the book at the new central library on Spring Garden Road. Anyone who has seen this building knows what a beautiful place it is and how wonderful it would be to give a reading there.
For all the writers out there who are three or four years into writing their book, hang in there! It has taken me over eight years of researching, writing, rewriting, revising and editing to finish Plastic. Along the way, I learned a lot about the craft of writing, spent many weeks in the San Diego area (the setting for the book) and met so many wonderful writers through conferences, workshops and retreats. I am starting to think it not only takes a village to raise a child but also to produce a book. I am very grateful for the writing community that has supported me over the last eight years.
I will share more news on publication over the coming months. Please stay tuned!
11/6/2016 06:09:29 am
I'm so excited about your book, Margaret! Can't wait to read the stories, and I'm happy that Porcupine's Quill is doing such a nice job of the production of the book too :)
11/6/2016 06:39:08 am
This is so exciting!!! I'm absolutely thrilled for you and happy that you're now able to share the wonderful news with all your family and friends--and the publishing world. Having had the privelege of reading a pre-pub version of these stories, I can happily attest to your wonderful writing and storytelling skills. I can't wait to place an order for my very own copy!!! Congratulations dearest sister.
11/6/2016 09:03:42 am
Congratulations Margaret! I'm so happy and thrilled for you! Can't wait to read your book :)
11/6/2016 02:30:17 pm
This is absolutely wonderful news! So very happy for you Margaret. There is nothing better then attaining such a hard worked goal. Good luck and we will see you in Halifax!
11/6/2016 02:45:03 pm
This is fantastic news. Congratulations, I can't wait to read it!
11/7/2016 03:03:28 pm
I am soooo excited for you! Can't wait to read it :) Congrats again!!
11/11/2016 10:46:25 am
Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate the kind words and warm wishes. It is wonderful to know that I have as many well-wishers on the East Coast as the West Coast. I hope to see you all at the book launch and readings.
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