I mentioned this on Twitter, but I know not all of you read that. So... I have news!
I'm moving to the gorgeous, historical, haunted Hudson river valley for a year long "sabbatical". I just paid deposit on adorable cottage.
Frequently asked Questions, Answered:
YES this means I will be devoting my energies even further to agenting.
NO, this should not affect the agency work dynamic -- as you might know, many of our ABLit agents work from home and live far away from "home base" in California. We are essentially an all-electronic office and communicate with each other daily (heck, HOURLY!) by email.
YES, I'll be able to take some more on. Please query me... though I might be slightly busy packing and moving. So I'll remind you again in August. :-)
YES I fully expect everyone I know to come visit me. Dude it is quiet in the countryside! And YES, I will be in NYC at least once a week, if not more.
YES I remember that one part of that one Judy Blume book where they move to the HRV and Sheila becomes convinced that the Headless Horseman is going to come get her. I have given it a lot of thought. I believe that I can escape from the Headless Horseman, because I have a car, and I know where running water is.
YES I will still work at Books Inc. & be in charge of NYMBC... just a lot less, and from afar.
NO, I have never dealt with snow, snow shovels, furnaces, furnace oil, lawns or hiring people to mow lawns. Nor giant spiders, wild bears, poison dart frogs, the ghosts of Dutch Patroons, or whatever other assorted menaces they have there. YES, this should make for comical blogging.
More news as it develops!