It’s lunchtime on the east coast, but is never too early – or too late – for cake. And ice cream. Or pie à la mode. One Lisa likes pie best of all. To heck with the “five o’clock somewhere,” mantra; we’re trading in our martinis for milk and cookies. (Just kidding, we’ll take both obviously.)
This mostly kid-friendly party theme is brought to you by the letter C – for Celebration. It’s thelisas official announcement that our middle grade book is now being represented by the incomparable Mary Cummings, of Besty Amster Literary Enterprises. Mary has generated an amazing list of editors to whom she is pitching our book under the new working title CATNIPPED.
CATNIPPED is about a cat magically transformed into a boy by evil-doing creatures, and his quest to recapture his cathood. “Sure,” you say, “it has adventure, it has bad guys, but is it funny?” You know we can’t stay serious for long. We hope we are never called for jury duty. And don’t even ask us to babysit, unless you don’t mind furniture jumping, all-night scary movie marathons and serious drinking — soda. And your kids might even get to participate.
One hitch: 1Lisa cannot get TOL (The Other Lisa) to pose in advance for their authors’ jacket flap photo. Ah, the eternal debate: we’ll never look younger, but we could be skinnier. Oh, TOL will throw out the old cart-before-the-horse logic, while the other spouts, “Success breeds success!” (No, she didn’t read The Secret. She wishes she’d written it though. It made a lot of money.) She suspects TOL is superstitous. The debate rages on.
How would you celebrate an author milestone? If you have no plans to write a book, how would you celebrate being named Miss America? Winning a Nobel Prize? Whatever your biggest accomplishment or thrill, realized or aspired, we’d love to hear about it! Let’s party!