Which is where it sat for awhile, cause I bought it not to read but to support the author.
Then one day I needed something to read at the local SudsYerDuds. I rummaged through the bookcases and there was P&P. Look at that cover. Who could resist magic pie? Certainly not I.
Off I trotted with my sack of smells, clutching a bottle of SharkSoap, a fistful of quarters and this book. As the duds sudsed I read it and found myself charmed. Enchanted even!
It dawned on me that some of the best books I've read have come to me by happy accident. Fortunate discoveries. Serendipity!
So, I contacted the agent and the editor for Pies and Prejudice and asked if they too had found books by such happy accidents.
Here's what they said:
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen was recommended by a client in passing. Just a casual conversation about books we were reading. I was hooked and have read every book she's published.
An author once picked me up at the airport and drove me to the conference hotel for a local Romance Writers of America conference. At the time the author was on deadline for a nonfiction book. We got along really well, and she mentioned she’d considered writing fiction. I told her to send me a proposal if she ever did.
Eight months later her agent submitted a wonderful women’s fiction proposal by the author. It made me laugh out loud just as the author had in our brief car trip together. I bought the book, and it was later nominated for a RITA award, and Alyssa Day is now a New York Times bestselling author.
From author's website:
|talk about charming and enchanting!|
So, what have you read that you found via serendipity? Tell us the title, and how you came to buy it!