Books and Other Projects
On November 1, 2011, Agate Publishing put out my first book. Actually, it’s my second book. But it’s the first that someone else paid me to write.
The first book was a limited-edition, self-published collection of recipes drawn from an ongoing, multitentacled hunger-relief fundraiser I organize at the Hideout. This second book is a revised and greatly expanded collection of recipes paired with stories about *other people’s* soup projects. It’s so far been well received.
I spent large chunks of 2010 and 2011 working on this, first as a proposal that was shopped around and roundly rejected all over New York, then as a manuscript under contract to Agate, and finally as a package for which I served as both author and project manager, working over the course of six months with a designer, illustrator, intern, and line editor to deliver camera-ready files to Agate and their printer.
This was a challenge — but I enjoyed it, and would like to do it again. Are you looking for someone to whip your project into shape and hammer down the nitty-gritty details while you focus on the creative stuff? Let’s talk.