Monday, March 28, 2011
A Book Contract
So, long-time readers of Once In A Lifetime will remember that I've been working on a book about our trip from Alaska to Australia.
I finished the first draft of the manuscript just before Eric was born, then sent it out to a few friends to read. I figured that it needed a good re-write before it would be ready to shop around, but with Eric's birth and our boat swap and my science work, that re-write never happened.
Then, one of those friends did me the favor of passing the first fifty pages to someone she knew at the University of New South Wales Press. And the upshot of that is that I am now working on that re-write, but with a deadline and a contract in hand. The book will be published in Australia by New South/UNSW Press in November, and for those outside of Oz will also be available on Amazon. The title is still up in the air.