Anyway, I did create a "Scrapbook" folder in one of my clouds. I thought a walk down memory lane for Flashback Friday might be fun....
A telegram I received from my agent after an
anxious month of waiting for my
first novel to be sold. She sent it to 12 publishers; 8 made offers.
The book went to Damaris Rowland at Berkley
First advance check (the advance was paid out in three payments).
Red roses from my editor for the first book; yellow for the two-book
contract that came six months after the first!
Yep, I got the very first copy off the presses!
No, these weren't from the publisher.This arrangement was
created by a fellow author for a party she threw to celebrate the publication
of that first novel!
And now, twenty-seven years later, that novel, Dance of the Gods, having had five printings at Berkley, is about to be reissued by my new publisher with a new cover and the original title (the one I gave it), Alexander's Empire.
Happy Flashback Friday, everyone!