Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Three Months To House. All The Gratitude.

So. This pretty book comes out in three little months.

Sorry for the ridiculously large image, but I can't help myself. I just love this cover so much and I can't wait to pet the final product. It'll be so fancy.

Most of the time I just can't really believe this book is coming out. That it will be A Thing People Can Pick Up And Read. Since it'll be my third published novel, you'd think I'd be used to this. But well, let's face it, a year hasn't passed since TRANSPARENT debuted. I have gone from no books to three books in less than a year.

I really don't know how this happened!

I mean, I'm the girl who has to wait forever and never gets an easy break and has to walk away from failed subs and accept that most publishers don't find my work commercial enough. Seriously, how the hell did I end up also being the girl who put out three books in her first year of being a published author?

Some of it was the dividends of my seven-year investment in trying to be an author, I guess. Some of it was pure luck and seizing an opportunity when it was given (hello, BLINDSIDED). All of it feels simultaneously overwhelming and miraculous.

By now I am mostly over debut jitters, but I think what's surprising me the most as I keep putting out novels is how much my gratitude grows each time. When I think of HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW's release, all I can feel is a deep sense of thankfulness for being able to do this. For having people who read these stories of mine.

Thank you. And I hope you love this book as much as I do. I confess I have a very special place in my heart for Jo and her story.


  1. I have to admit, Natalie, this the one that I've been looking forward to most. When you posted a short excerpt of something you were working on, but didn't know if it would turn into a novel, I hoped that you would because the opening paragraphs were amazing.

    Congratulations and I can't wait to read it!

  2. this is the book I waited years for, can't believe it's finally coming out Muhahahaha!

  3. This is one of the most incredible covers I've ever seen. Really!

  4. It's been great ride! I'm pleased to say I've spent three of your seven years following along. Good job, Natalie! You deserve it!

  5. The three months will be up before you know it!

    It's a lovely cover design!