Monday, November 15, 2010

spring/summer 2011

I came home this afternoon to find this in the on my desk, the Grand Central Publishing book catalogue for Spring/Summer 2011. It is pretty.

(My editor's name is Emily.)

And there it is, page 29, right opposite the copy for a book called "Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm." Maybe it's a ying and yang kind of thing.

My first thought in leafing through the other hardcover books that are coming out next year? Is that I should have chosen a better "author picture" for my book, rather than one that I took at the last second with my cellphone camera while sitting on the front stoop. However, admittedly, the competition is stiff. Stiff and very attractive.

Hey, Nicholas Sparks, actually quite the looker! Who knew? I admit, I always imagined him as looking like the old man in the movie version of "The Notebook," not quite so much like Nigel Barker from "America's Next Top Model." (Right?)

However, I have one thing in my corner that none of these big names have, and that is this: the first ever published photo credit for one Msr. Cal Walrath. The kid's got the eye! Like a latter-day Richard Avedon, he is! (Or maybe make that Diane Arbus.)

Pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, or for your Kindle. Prices appear lowest on Amazon and B&N at the moment, unless you don't care about having a physical copy or are or delicate and prone to paper cuts, in which case obviously you can pre-order the e-book version.


  1. I like that picture because Cal captured your smirk. The expression is like your writing: generally friendly with a little bit of an edge.

    I pre-ordered for Kindle already. Woo hoo, can't wait!

  2. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Very, very cool about Cal's photo credit -- and your photo is way funkier than those other ones done by the so-called "professionals."

  3. Exciting! Congratulations, Michelle!

  4. I would very much like a SIGNED does one go about THAT??

  5. Anonymous11:51 AM

    This post made me so happy. I am so excited for your book!!

  6. Anonymous3:38 PM

    yes! Before you get mega famous can we mail books to you to sign with enclosed prepaid ship back container?

  7. Don't worry, becoming mega famous is not in the cards, but I would be pleased to sign and return copies of the book. I just have to figure out a way to do this without giving out my home mailing address and facilitating the efforts of those who wish to put severed horse heads in our beds. I'll get back to you guys on that when I've found a good solution. (PO Box? Work address? Something.)

  8. You could be qualified for a free $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.