When really, really good stuff happens, I have a hard time keeping it to myself. I love positive juju and I just want to share it with others all the time so that we can bask in rays of awesomeness together. Like, imagine if you were being swarmed by puppies. You wouldn’t want to hoard those little bundles of sunshine for yourself, you’d want to share the joy of puppy love with everyone!
Sometimes in the writing world, however, you don’t get to share those puppies right away. You can get really great news, but you have to hold on to it for a while when you want to SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!
And that’s okay, because then the excitement builds and it’s the best kind of waiting game. It’s like the reverse of anxiously biting your fingernails when you’re on submission, waiting to hear back if anyone is going to buy your book or not, only to find out no.
This is the best kind of news, and someday I will be able to share it when I get the go ahead (Hint: Focus on the “debut” part of EMU’s Debuts). But for now, here are a list of three INSANELY AWESOME things that I love that I can share with you, and you should go check them out until I can spread the word about other words that will become a book someday.
- Anjelica Huston’s two-part autobiography, A STORY LATELY TOLD and WATCH ME, in audio edition, read by Ms. Huston herself. It’s amazing, and you’ll hear tales of riding through windy Italian hills on a Vespa behind Ottavio Missoni wearing a Helmut Lang frock and you’ll realize that this is real life and not a romance novel.
- Pumpkin bagels at Noah’s bagels, toasted, open faced, half smeared with pumpkin shmear, the other half with peanut butter and strawberry jam. This is a very specific order, I know, but it’s the only way to go.
- Baby tapirs!
Jason Gallaher is a children’s book writer who loves to create stories that mix the flamboyantly whacky with the slightly dark. When not writing, Jason zips about Los Angeles, California. He loves dinosaurs, unicorns, dinosaurs riding unicorns, and anything magical that takes you to a different world or time. Also, Anjelica Huston. Jason is a self-described Hufflepuff, and he is actively looking for an Andalite friend. Jason also occasionally enjoys writing about himself in the third person for internet biographies.