Hey folks! I’ve been meaning to drop back in and explain my unexplained absence. Well, now it’s official, and I can tell you: I just signed a book deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a series of novels based on the true story of a woman in the early 1900s who, through a series of strange and interesting events, became one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs, and then went on to do other great things, including forming a detective agency with her sisters. I’ve been absorbed in the research for two years, and now it’s official.
While I’m finishing the edits on the first book (called Girl Waits With Gun, scheduled for publication sometime in 2015) I am still on the road doing lots of Drunken Botanist events! Check out all the 2014 dates here, and please do check back as things get updated. I’d like to add one more bit of good news: my good friend and book publicist Michael Taeckens has formed his own agency, so if you’re an author looking for the world’s greatest publicist, go have a look.
You probably won’t see me on GardenRant much this year in light of my novel-writing duties, but I hope to pop in from time to time.
Cheers and happy everything!