Wednesday, November 28, 2007

When your book comes out, your life changes...

Right?

Well, that's what I used to think and it is what a lot of aspiring novelists think. And so, since I teach writing at the UCLA Extension School (yup, I'm in New England – I do it online), I blogged today on the UCLA Writers' Program blog about what it feels like when those boxes arrive – and what you can look forward to!

On a lighter side, one of the lovely things about being published is that other people interview you and you get to just sit back. Sandra Parshall (a wonderful mystery writer herself!) did that for me today on her blog Poe's Deadly Daughters and local freelancer Rachel Lebeaux did me the honors in this week's Cambridge Chronicle. Thanks, folks!

On another note entirely:
My review of a wonderful book, Farewell, Shanghai just ran in the San Francisco Chronicle. Not crime fiction, but an exquisite, involving World War II story.


And finally... a week late, but how can I resist?

7 comments:

Peg Brantley said...

Congratulations on the box delivery! I hear it's exciting every time it happens. {sigh}

The cat video reminded me of one of my sister's cats. Charlotte will bite my sister's eyelashes if she doesn't get up in time to feed the little princess. What time is that? Whenever Charlotte wakes up.

Congrats, again.
Peg.

zhadi said...

OH my...I went to your blog to read about mysteries and cats, but was totally side-tracked by the Thanksgiving Feast video...
That was priceless!

Clea Simon said...

Thanks, folks! Isn't that video fun? It just cracks me up everytime I play it.

Caroline said...

Congratulation on the box delivery! Here's to many more (with prizes inside!)

Clea Simon said...

Thank you! I'm always a little afraid that what's in the box will be a booby prize. but maybe not this time...

Sandra Gulland said...

Love the video, Clea!

Clea Simon said...

Thanks, Sandra!