Something exciting arrived in the mail today: the first galley copies of my book!
I found the package sitting on the steps of my apartment building when I arrived home from the local library this afternoon. I picked it up, and brought it upstairs. At my kitchen table, I ripped open the envelope, pulled out the first copy, and held it in my hands. I could feel the weight of its 320 pages, which smelled of fresh ink and crisp paper, on my palms. My name is on the front. My picture is on the back. It’s real. Please wait a moment while I hyperventilate.
So here it is. Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way. It’s being published by the wonderful folks at Ecco/HarperCollins. Though it won’t officially be out until next summer (so far away, I know!), I’d love to share the jacket cover. It’s original art by Janet Hill, a talented painter who lives in Canada and has a wonderful blog of her own. I couldn't be happier.