Tuto perfetto!

This is an example of the e-mail I get from Keith, my editor at St. Martin’s Press:

“So, we just made our first foreign sale on Crashers. It’s been sold to Italy, where it will be published by Rizzoli. More details still to come, of course, but wanted to quickly brighten everyone’s frozen January morning.”

Can I take a moment here? We just sold the foreign rights to Italy. I told Katy last night. She looked into my eyes and said, “I want to touch you.” I said, and I wasn’t kidding, “I want to touch me.”

We sold the foreign rights to Italy. I’ve been to Italy, like, six times. I love Italy. They want to publish my book. They invented romance. They have the copyright on it. When we kiss, we owe them a nickel. They just bought my freakin’ book.

We were in Italy in October, at Lake Como. In a quintessentially romantic village called Varenna. I want to call Rizzoli and say: “Save the stamp. We’ll come get the check.”

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on January 11, 2010, in Blog and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hey, thanks! Some of this novel was crafted in Tom’s stucco, mid-40s cottage. That was a good place to get into the writing zone. I’ll say “hi” to Katy for you!


  2. Congratulations!
    I saw your name on Janet Reid’s web page and then found your blog. Super fun reading about your experiences. I guess I’d better pre-order Crashers to read about the Willamette Valley crash. You don’t remember me–I chatted you up on the senate floor one day and you rented from my friend Tom Stephens. Say hi to Katy–I was on Reid’s web page in part because of her. I’m glad you are in print again.


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