Amy Minato is an Oregon poet and writer. She came to me via the usual pages and SASE in the mail. I fell in love with her work.
Her book, Siesta Lane, is 35,000 words. It's a series of linked stories, meditations, and observations. In other words, it's everything I tell you not to do, or write, or send to me.
it's utterly beautiful.
I sent it around to editors I knew would see its beauty. They did. I have a stack of lyrical rejection letters, most of which start with "Janet I love this but it's 35K!"
Then I sent it to Ann Triestman at Skyhorse. She's got an amazing ability to see promise where others saw problems.
She offered, we accepted.
Siesta Lane will be published next year. To get a sense of why I love this book, you can click here to see Amy's spiffy new website.
I love this job, I do!