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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Big News: Goose Contract Signed!

There's big news at the publishing pond! We have a publisher for our illustrated childrens’ book, The Flightless Goose! We have signed a publishing contract.

The book will be published by Writers’ Lair Books and is due out this summer.

The picture book, which tells the story of a goose who must cope with a disability and learn to focus on other strengths, has been a long time swimming. Based on the true story of a Canadian goose living on a pond in a neighborhood we once lived in, I wrote the story nearly ten years ago. Over the next few years, my wife, Nataliya, illustrated the book with her beautiful watercolors, bringing the characters to life.

Then came the grueling part—finding a publisher. Over the years, we submitted The Flightless Goose to dozens of publishers and agents. Some responses were form rejection letters, others were complimentary, but ultimately most of them passed on the project.

When the CEO of Writers’ Lair Books took a look at the book, she knew she wanted to publish it. She issued a contract, which we eagerly signed.

So, after years of wading in the water, The Flightless Goose is about to take flight. Look for it online and in bookstores summer 2008!

And be sure to stay tuned for news about the publication date, special pre-publication offers, the release party, and events in the area and around the country! You can read about it here at www.Writeful.blogspot.com -- just subscribe to our RSS feed. Or go directlyto the online pond.

You can visit the online pond at www.flightlessgoose.blogspot.com.


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