You may know I've been searching and hustling away for an literary agent in New York to represent the book form of this blog. After years of writing, querying, revising, hoping, dreaming, and writing some more... I'm thrilled to finally announce I've just signed with one!!
It's an honor to be represented by Eric Myers of Myers Literary. Pardon me while I pinch myself! His esteemed career involves the Spieler Agency, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, and now his own Myers Literary, as well as being a feature film publicist and (and!) an author himself.
Mensch barely begins to cover it.
Turning this book into a blog isn't a mere pet project of mine, but a dream readers have been bringing up for years. The feedback I get is about more than enjoying a piece of writing or a funny story. People will tell me the internet is an interesting place, an important place, a diverting place... but it tends not to be a happy place. You don't go online to feel better about people.
I can sense an urgency in the voices sometimes: there is a need now, in our post-2016 Trumpy world, to celebrate true stories of goodwill, human kindness, respect and love... especially amongst and toward the underserved. Things were different two years ago; we are no longer headed where we were. Today most of the country has been demoted to second-class citizenry, whether along gender, income or racial lines. There's a truth that needs to be kept alive through this period. We risk the very goodness of ourselves and our possibilities otherwise.
Please share this blog around. Doing so increases (dramatically!) its chances of being realized in book form. More importantly, it also might bring someone up at just the moment they need it– not because I'm in the stories, of course, but because they're a document of what people in the early 21st century sounded like, looked like, and talked like... when they were good to each other.
Thanks for reading!