Well the PR wheels are already in motion – I’ve been alerted to an article in December’s Australian Bookseller & Publisher entitled “The Ones to Watch in 2008”, in which publishers spruik a few titles from their forthcoming schedule to the audience of booksellers nationwide who reads this industry bible. In it, UQP’s Madonna Duffy is quoted as describing my The Young Widow’s Book of Home Improvement as :
“Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking meets Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.”
Whether from the point of view of artistic merit or commercial success, I would be over the moon if my book enjoyed a fraction of the attention that either of those books received. I will cross every available digit.