Thursday, March 31, 2011

Buy This Book!!!

Okay, I haven't read it yet myself, but I will buy it and I will read it. Why? Because Mary Glickman is my new favorite author.
And why is Mary Glickman my new favorite author? Well, if you read Chuck Sambuchino's blog at the Guide to Literary Agents, you've read Mary's inspiring story. You can click here for the full saga, but I'll give you one paragraph to whet your appetite:

Cynthia Ozick once remarked that being published for the first time at 38 was a kind of little death. For me being published at the age of 61 was a kind of resurrection. Home in the Morning is my seventh novel written and the first one published, although out of the seven, only one was really bad. The rest were damn good. But I’ve learned a lot of this business is all about luck. You can have the wrong idea at the wrong time (my first novel), the right idea at the wrong time (that’d be two through five), the wrong idea at any time at all (number six, the really bad one), and if you’re lucky, the right idea at the right time (Home in the Morning).

Open Road Books published Home in the Morning in November 2010. it's recently been optioned for film by Sundance director Jim Kohlberg.

So wherever you are as you read this -- at your desk with a cup of coffee, on your couch with a glass of wine, or in your bed with a water bottle on your nightstand, raise your drink and toast Mary Glickman, the queen of perseverance. And then buy her book!


  1. That is a great story. I'm totally going to look this book up.

  2. Amen to what she says! It is so much about finding that perfect mix of work, timing, personality fit...the list goes on and on. It is an inspiring story, thanks for sharing!

  3. I've always said so much of this is luck! Hurray for Mary Glickman.

  4. Corey, it is an inspiring story. Self-belief is important.

    Nelsa, maybe we should start an online book club!

    Tess, cheers to the perfect mix!

    Meg, ah luck! I'm looking to cash in on some luck!

  5. Wow, thanks for linking to Mary Glickman's excellent post, J.A., I had missed it. Her line, "It’s the process not the goal that sustains you," really struck me. I needed the reminder.

  6. Judy,

    Wow !...Yes - inspiring! lets persevere and hope for luck...and keep writing!


  7. Okay, there's a part of me that's like "YAY! This is so incredibly inspiring!" Because it is, when all is said and done, a good day writing is the reward itself.

    And then there's this other part of me that's just like..."Oh crap, I don't think I can wait another twenty years!" Ha!

    Thanks for the heads up, Judy! Totally going to pick this up :)