Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Now don't get TOO excited...

... but I heard back from a publisher about my book.

They said that they liked the premise, but that they would prefer it include the perspectives of other people on the spectrum too. I "hmm'd" and "hummm'd" and thought, you know, I like that idea. I figured I had two options: send my stuff as is to another publisher, or invite some friends to join the party and stick with Jessica Kingsley publishers. Since I kind of agreed with what they had to say, I decided that more work was in order.

It took me all of ten seconds to decide who I most wanted to contribute to the book. I won't say exactly who they are in case they don't want me to, but I know them both from Blog World. One person is a young woman with Asperger's syndrome, and the other is the mother of a girl with Asperger's. Leigh is also going to answer a handful of questions about being a friend to someone with autism. There are some questions that really lend themselves to Leigh answering, so I pointed those out to her and she can go to town.

In the meantime, I'm reworking my book proposal to resend it to the publisher. It's hard to be patient.

Anyway, that's all I got. I just wanted to update you. Keep your eyes peeled for Interview with Autism: Women on the Spectrum Speak Out in the future!


  1. Congratulations! Sounds very encouraging and inspiring.

  2. OOH! I know who they are! I know who they are! VERY exciting and a great title btw :)

  3. You should talk to M of Incipient Turvy. He's a brilliant writer and has great stories about what it's like to be on the spectrum.