On a Lighter Note

November 2, 2007 at 8:53 pm 3 comments

As a writer, I feel successful when I work on project I think contributes something meaningful to the world — and get paid for it!  Thus, I was more than thrilled this summer to be asked to do some independent story editing for numerous chapters of the Harper Collins book, The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz.

The project was intense and oh-so-fun, and now the book is out — with 600,000 pre-sold!  (No, I don’t get royalties!)

It’s got it’s own must-see video, if you can believe that.  And Miriam and Andi were on The Today Show yesterday talking about it.

I’m having a blast watching the book take off, and the authors talk about girls in such positive ways in the media. Knowing I played a little part in a big project — and a book I really think gives girls, and portrays girls with, the respect they deserve and information they can use — feels really good. Even if I didn’t work on it, I would love this book.

Now, not to be greedy, but if the universe could please send more of these kinds of projects my way, that would be lovely.

Entry filed under: Books, Career.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. caroline  |  November 4, 2007 at 2:45 am

    I do hope the universe sends you more projects like this — good for you, good for all of us!

  • 2. Vanessa  |  November 4, 2007 at 4:15 am

    I saw the book at Borders tonight and thought of you. 🙂

  • 3. Sugar  |  November 5, 2007 at 1:05 am



    I almost bought the book at B&N yesterday. Now I MUST go back and get it. My plan was to give it to all the little pink creatures in our lives for Christmas this year.

    Mrs. Jones


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