The contract has been signed and returned…so I feel ready to share some great news! I’ve received a contract for a non-fiction book, Amish Peace in an English Life (working title), by Revell/Baker Books.
I’ve already spent a week back in Lancaster County, visiting the area, gathering material and meeting with Amish families through a very helpful contact.
One of my goals as a writer was to start small, with a small publisher (Vintage with Copper Star and Copper Fire…oh, Grit for the Oyster, too), with the hopes of catching the interest of a big publisher. (With help from my agent, I should add.)
Baker is a highly respected publisher and a delight to work with, I’ve already discovered. They’re the publishers of 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper (NY Times Bestseller List).
The Amish Peace manuscript isn’t due until 2009, and the book won’t be released until 2010.
So…now my new goal is to deliver!