Moving Forward

This week I heard back from my publisher and we are moving forward with the book. Cover design is in the works and some edits will be coming, but it sounds like nothing drastic.

I stopped by Joel Fletcher’s house today to drop off a copy of the manuscript. He had just made some sfoof (a delicious Lebanese cake with semolina, tumeric, pistachios and pinenuts). With a cup of dark Louisiana coffee, it was a perfect treat for a rainy day in Virginia.

I am looking forward to his comments on the manuscript. He has been with me through this whole process. It is hard to believe I have been working on this book for over four years now. And when I started out on this adventure I didn’t expect to meet some of the most wonderful people I have ever known. I suppose in some ways I have Ken to thank for that, but in large part, Joel has been the bridge to many extraordinary people.

Stay tuned. In the next few months all the pieces will start coming together.


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2 responses to “Moving Forward

  1. Thanks Jane! Late March 2012 is the scheduled release date and all seems to be going smoothly so far. I will keep you posted. The mild salty and sweet flavors in the sfoof were quite enjoyable.

  2. I can't wait to get hold of the book and read it! Do you have a pub date? I was just over at Joel Fletcher's blog – sad to hear he is discontinuing it – where he mentions your book. Of course I have read Ken and Thelma with much enjoyment. I'm heading back to Austerity in the Kitchen for the sfoof recipe. THANKS!