So, back in February of 2009, I was shopping at Target when my agent called to tell me that STAY had sold.
I still don't remember what I'd gone in to buy. Handsoap? Laundry detergent? Dog toys? Whatever the item, it was probably an excuse to visit the book section, stare at all the covers, study all the imprints, and daydream about seeing my book on Target shelves one day. I was always particularly fond of Plume's beautiful covers for Jane Green's books (and Jane Green's books in general).
I can't say it ever felt like a realistic dream. It was actually more than my mind could completely fathom -- kind of the way I used to kiss frogs as a kid, hoping they'd turn into princes, even though I had a pretty good idea of what the odds were.
But, yesterday, while running errands with J at the very same Target, I pulled him over to the book section. And there it was: my very own beautiful Plume paperback, hanging out with one of Jane Green's beautiful Plume paperbacks.
If you know anything at all about me, I'm sure you can guess that there were happy tears involved. Me and crying happy tears in Target go way back.
But, I have J now, so I don't plan to kiss any frogs.