Believe it or not, today was easy in the inspiration department, because my new book deal was announced in Publisher’s Marketplace (I had no idea this would happen today):
Founder of WomensFictionWriters.com, Tall Poppy Writers member, and author of THE GOOD NEIGHBOR and THE GLASS WIVES Amy Sue Nathan’s THE LAST BATHING BEAUTY, pitched as Dirty Dancing meets How to Make an American Quilt, the story of an octogenarian who revisits the summer of 1951 in South Haven, Michigan—known as the Catskills of the Midwest—when she was an 18-year-old beauty queen who changed the course of her well-planned life by marrying a man she didn’t love; almost seventy years later, she may finally get the chance to change it back and prove it’s never too late to start making plans, or to follow your heart, to Jodi Warshaw atLake Union Publishing, for publication in spring 2020, by Danielle Egan-Millerat Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).
The faith my agent and publisher have in me is inspiring — and a little bit daunting. It took NINE MONTHS to sell this book baby and I want to make sure THE LAST BATHING BEAUTY is worth the wait! It’s the hardest book I’ve written by far. Now that I think of it, challenges inspire me as well.
For this novel, more than any other, I’m visually inspired. I have a Pinterest board with 1950s images and another with images that might help my publisher design the perfect cover. This is the inspiration board that my agent shared when she pitched my book to publishers. I look at it often, along with hundreds of other photos I’ve compiled!
What inspired you to write today? Or what inspired you think about stories and characters, or maybe even, create some new ones? Do tell! It’s Day One — you can’t be bored yet!