O wondrous Snarkalicious one, I got an email this afternoon from a Very Large Agency who pretty much said, "We're still looking at your book-- is that all you have? Do you have anything set in Japan, where you grew up?" My first reaction was, "Ohmigod they might want to see more of my writing!" which was quickly followed by, "Huh?"I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, because I'm honestly so thrilled that they gave me a second thought in this crazy world that I'm speaking in cliches, but I only mentioned in my bio that I used to live in Japan. It wasn't like I said, "I lived in Japan! Ask me how!" Naturally, I responded to them immediately offering up what they wanted to know, but I'm still wondering at this. Why in the wold would they ask for something so specific?
Cause five minutes ago an editor asked for something like that and three minutes ago they realized they didn't have it "in stock". This happens more than you think.
This is also called being in the right place at the right time. Don't miss the opportunity.
I read Karin Muller's JAPANLAND: A Year in Search of Wa this summer. Japan is getting to be a very hot topic.