updated June 28, 2011.
when this was first written, Totally Together was to be published by a different company. That company pulled out in 2010, and I needed to find a new publisher. Which took a while, but I found one!
A few neat things are happening that I'd like to share, because if I didn't have you to share with, none of this would be happening.
First! Go to your grocery store or other place where they sell lots of magazines and get the current issue of Slow Cooker put out by Prevention because on the very last page there is an interview with ME! eek!
Way back in July, I got an email from Kim who's dad is a butcher, but she's going to try tofu anyway, and she alerted me that Prevention Magazine was having a Slow Cooker Recipe contest. I missed the deadline for entry, but they were awesome enough to email a few questions.
The magazine will be on stands until December 23, so there is plenty of time to buy enough copies to re-wallpaper your house.
Also! I have a few recipes listed in October's Bay Area Parent. You need to scroll to page 18.
AND! A hundred million years ago (seven) I wrote a book for moms on household organization.
I wrote it when I was working full-time with my eldest daughter at a drop-in childcare center, and was feeling stressed and overwhelmed
I had lists all over the place, and I wished that there was a planner that existed that *told* me what to do. There are plenty of blank ones, but I wanted someone to hit me over the head and say, "hey! You haven't changed the sheets in three weeks and that's gross. Go do it." and "Call your mom. She loves you." and "Make a dentist appointment."
So I made a planner of my very own. I emailed the Franklin Covey company and told them what I did, and I bantered back and forth through email a few times with their product development team. But then they began ignoring my emails and the last one was a form letter with a 15% off coupon code. I was annoyed.
After lots of whining on my part and hours upon hours of conversation with Jenny (I love you, Jenny!), I set out to find an agent. It took about a year. I found my agent, Alison, and she worked for about 2 years to find a publisher. I am so thankful that Alison didn't dump me. I've heard Rita's horror stories, and I hate it that stuff like that happens. It's not fair.
Although I have not yet even seen the finished product, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life is available for pre-order on Amazon. I will get a few pennies for every copy sold, which means that you need to help me out and buy a bunch so I can fulfill my fantasy of being a bit like Hugh Hefner and live in pajamas.
Also, the more copies of Totally Together that are sold, the more likely a crockpot book is born.
So there you go.
get to work.
a very grateful