Monday, June 28, 2010
We're happy to have Joyce Magnin with us today talking about her book, The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow.To learn more about Joyce and her book, read on!
1) How did this story come to you?
Agnes walked into my bedroom late one night, sat on my bed, I felt the thud, and said, write my story. It really just kind of happened.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Oh, this is neat. My dear friend Nancy Rue told her friend Barbara Scott who had just taken the position of acquisitions editor at Abingdon Press about my novel. Barbara requested it and a week later I was offered a contract. Pretty sweet. But this only happened after about a year of going down the usual publishing path of query and submission and rejection.
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’ve never eaten a scallop.
I play RPG video games and own my own XBOX 360.
I once worked as a dog groomer—for one day. I wasn’t very good at it. Those poor Scotties.
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am working on the fourth Bright’s Pond novel—Blame it on the Mistletoe. The second Bright’s Pond novel, Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise will release September 1.
5) Parting comments?
Thanks for letting me share your blog space. Just remember, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. So if you write, keep writing. If it is meant to be it will. And eat your veggies.
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Joyce can be found at http://www.joycemagnin.com/ or http://www.joycemagnin.blogspot.com/