On the road again
The proper fate for the editor who took that line out: Reader, she buried him.
Re your comment 4 - of course you're miffed. I think your editor was too insecure. I don't think it mattered whether or not the readers knew where the reference came from. It still works even if you've never heard of Jane Eyre.
OMG at the newspaper editor’s comment! I am really not very well read at all, and even I know that reference ☺️
And hope you thoroughly enjoy your tour!
I’m pre-ordering because of note 4.
I have nanny-pamby calves and weak ankles, and need to get some tone to them. This was very helpful.
Also, love the caftan. So good.
Love "Y’all, I carry my grudges forever." Completely get that, particularly in reference to editors. But pretty sure the defined calves are from the daily walks.
I once had an op-ed editor remove "moral compass" from an editorial because "I never heard of it, and if it were common usage, I'd know it." AND THE MANAGING EDITOR STUCK UP FOR HIM.
Gawd, I would love to know who that idiot editor is. You have my email address, Laura. If it's not too telling-tales-out-of-school, I'd love to know. Or maybe you could just give me his/her initials?
Anyway, can't wait to read "Prom Mom" and look forward to your in-person readings.
(Oh, also love love love that caftan -- it's gorgeous. I'm a big caftan-wearer myself; they're so elegant. And you look great in that pic.)
Laura, congrats on your book, and I am laughing at all these descriptions of getting a bad review/useless criticism. xoxo
Why isn't Philly on your list? Because Philly and Bawlmer are too alike? Book pre-ordered, of course.
Dear Laura, I hear you about travel, but I submit that I enjoy zoom events as much as I enjoy in-person ones and I’m able to attend more of them. Just something to consider. Would love to hear you talk about this book. The section you read at WIP was incredible. 🥰🌷
re: holding grudges...I would still be harboring that grudge as well!
I’ll be at my happy place on the Outer Banks in August, happily reading my pre-order! Good wishes to your tour!
All I can say is, I've circled Aug 2 in Westminster so I can finally see you on a book tour again. Way too many books since we met over "No Good Deeds" andI'm looking forward to your wit, wisdom and gifting myself "Prom Mom" as an early b day present! I'm thinking I'll wear something Beany Malone might approve of, if her friend Dulcie whipped it up on her sewing machine!
I can't wait for my copy of Prom Mom!!! I'm arranging my reading schedule around it--no joke. Wish you were coming to the Midwest on your book tour, but will you please publish a note with some pics of what you wore on it?! Xoxox
Man, I despise those kinds of editors. And speaking of...disappointment, what, no New York City stop on your tour? Did I read that right? I've just finished Lady in the Lake (riveting) (and funny!) and have now just started My Life as a Villainess (riveting and funny!) and wish I could tell you IRL how much I adore you. xo
What kind of editor doesn't know Jane Eyre?