"Do you have another book coming out?"
Finally, I am able to say yes! I wanted to wait until the ink was dry on the contract, which it is, so it's official.
KISSING MR. GLASER will be published sometime in 2013, but since the world is going to end in 2012, according to the Mayan calendar, no one but my agent, editor and husband will actually ever read this book.
I'm so irked with the Mayans. They ruin everything.
But in the event they or their interpreters are wrong, KISSING MR. GLASER will be out in 2013, which sounds like a long time to wait, but I waited almost exactly 2 years between signing the contract for I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU SOMEONE ELSE and its publication, and, in retrospect, that time -- like all time, I'm finding -- passed very quickly.
In the meantime, I'm working on a third and will write more about that when, like KISSING MR. GLASER, I have something official to convey. I don't use the word convey very often, but I like how it sounds here -- stiff, lofty and in keeping with the formality of legal contracts. And speaking of contracts, I asked for a 'pony clause.' If I sell X number of copies, the publisher has to buy me a pony, but that didn't make it into the final document.
Every year for Christmas, when I was little, I asked for a pony. And every Christmas morning . . . no pony.
Quick Synopsis of KISSING MR. GLASER: Brainy 16-year-old Josie Sheridan falls in love with a guy who falls in love with her older sister who is engaged to a man Josie hates. When Josie's sister appears to return the feelings of Josie's love interest, Josie finds herself armed with the ammunition she has been looking for that will stop her sister's wedding. But emotions cloud Josie's normally logical mind, and she struggles to balance her feelings with her sister's. At the same time, she must learn what to do when the person she loves might never love her back.
(Pre-order before the end of the world, 2012.)