My Writing Life

Gnome Attack Roundup: We Sell Japanese Language Rights; Screenplay Being Written; “Attack of the Garden Gnomes” Marching Band Music Actually Freaking Exists

1. We sold Japanese rights to GNOMES! This is very exciting. We sold Italian language rights in mid-2010 but had lacked any good overseas news until this month. It was a nice bit of good news, because you make little sums of money for every territory you sell to overseas. Hopefully,...

Gnome Attack Roundup: Fine Gardening Interviews Me, and I'm Headed to Kirtland, OH on June 19 to Battle Giant Gnomes (Seriously … Kind Of)

It’s summertime and gnomes are everywhere. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills—there are so many. I haven’t been writing about book news recently because I’ve been too busy reinforcing all my basement walls so gnome warriors don’t tunnel and kill me from below with little axes. Did you hear about...

2011 Guide to Literary Agents is Out!

The book is finally out and available in major bookstores! The new 2011 edition of Guide to Literary Agents has more than 20 brand new literary agencies never before listed in the book. I realize there are other places you can turn to for information on agents, but the Guide to...

Gnome Attack Roundup: Interview Roundup

Since the announcement last week that Sony & Robert Zemeckis were optioning the film rights to my book, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what happens next in the process. Truthfully, there’s not much to tell. At some point, a screenwriter will be chosen (not me) and when a...