Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Book Deal!

I'm excited to announce that this week my agent and I struck a deal with Ten Speed Press for a new book, tentatively titled "The One-Sentence Solution" (though I now think I have some better ideas for the title) and coming out spring 2010.

Ten Speed is best known for "What Color Is Your Parachute?" "Why Cats Paint" and "Write Right." I'm very excited about working with them.

The new book is a bit of a departure from "Grammar Snobs" and "Mortal Syntax" in that it's more about the craft of writing than about grammar, and it doesn't rely on humor essays and anecdotes to get its point across (though, for sure, my let's-talk-about-me impulse can't be squelched completely). I'm really excited about it because I think it contains great information that a lot of people will find really helpful and accessible.

I'm not sure how appropriate it is to go into much more detail right now. But just wanted to let you all know.

Hurray and such!

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10 comments:

Debbie Diesen said...

Hurrah!! Can't wait to read it.

June Casagrande said...

Thanks, Deb!

8'FED said...

This is completely and utterly off-topic, but I've just read something online which somehow made me think of you, and I feel compelled to tell you about it. You're welcome to disapprove this comment, as I would have sent it by email were it not for the absence of an email link on your sidebar.

Anyway, I came across a lovely bit of self-referential poetry via Podblack at http://podblack.com/?p=1077 - and If I've read your mind correctly it'll be right up your street.

Di said...

Wow! Congratulations. If I ever got a book deal, I would find a way to casually say things like:

When I got my recent book deal...
I'd love to go, but with my recent book deal...

You get my drift!

June Casagrande said...

Holy cow, that poem is BRILLIANT! I'm not a poetry person, so I lack the background to fully appreciate it. But, even in my limited capacity, WOW. That's so much for sharing that.

Regarding contact stuff. There's a link at my website that links to the e-mail address junetcn atsign aol.com. I don't check that one often (It's the one that's published with my column). You can always leave a comment here and just say it's a personal message and not for publication.

Of course, in this case, so many people could enjoy the link you gave. So thank you! And happy Thanksgiving.

June Casagrande said...

Hmmm. I can't quite figure out how to make sure my comments appear right after the comments they refer to.

Anyhoo, Di, thank you! I feel a little funny saying stuff like, "Hey world, join me as I cheer for myself," but it would also seem weird to withhold the information. So it gave me the excuse.

Thanks!

Linnee said...

Congratulations! Is it too early to place an order at Amazon? =)

June Casagrande said...

Thank you!

I guess I should note it here when it is availble on Amazon, huh? Of course, that'll be a year from now, by which time I'll have forgotten. But I'm still glad you asked!

Drew said...

June, congratulations. I look forward to it.

June Casagrande said...

Thank you, Drew!

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