The Next Best Thing . . .

. . . to a contract of my own is my good friend and crit partner Michael Snyder getting one. He officially signed the contract with Zondervan and is now free to talk about his well-deserved publishing career.

Here’s the official Publisher’s Lunch notice.

Michael Snyder’s MY NAME IS RUSSELL FINK, a romantic comedy written from a Christian worldview, about an artist trapped in the body of a copier salesman with a psychotic fiancee — and someone has murdered his allegedly clairvoyant basset hound, to Andy Meisenheimer at Zondervan, in a nice deal, for two books, by Steve Laube of the Steve Laube Agency (world).

Mike talks about it here and here.

My Name is Russell Fink is a great book. I love all the permutations I’ve read, and I can’t wait to see it on the bookstore shelves next fall so you all can read it too.

And, you know what? His second book is even better. Mike is an amazingly gifted writer, and it’s a privilege and honor to be able to swap work with him.

11 thoughts on “The Next Best Thing . . .

  1. michael snyder says:

    Wow, first thanks to Jen for the super cool and groovy congrats. (Sorry I'm so late with the thank you's…I just crawled off the couch. Been battling–and losing–a battle with the flu since Friday.)

    And thanks to Jenny (I think?) for the song. I mean, I love the idea of annoying the fire out of people. But I guess I don't like being on the receiving end.

    Thanks to all the rest of you crazy kids for the nice words too.

  2. michael snyder says:

    Wow, first thanks to Jen for the super cool and groovy congrats. (Sorry I'm so late with the thank you's…I just crawled off the couch. Been battling–and losing–a battle with the flu since Friday.)

    And thanks to Jenny (I think?) for the song. I mean, I love the idea of annoying the fire out of people. But I guess I don't like being on the receiving end.

    Thanks to all the rest of you crazy kids for the nice words too.

  3. Malia Spencer says:

    Okay, can someone clue me in what tune this is? I think it might be a generational gap thing. Or maybe it's a cultural thing since Heather and Michelle got it. LOL

    Congratulations, Mike! Can't wait to read it and see how bad I mangled Russell on that round robin story we all did. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Malia Spencer says:

    Okay, can someone clue me in what tune this is? I think it might be a generational gap thing. Or maybe it's a cultural thing since Heather and Michelle got it. LOL

    Congratulations, Mike! Can't wait to read it and see how bad I mangled Russell on that round robin story we all did. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Heather says:

    Thanks, Jenny. Now I'll have that tune stuck in my head all day.
    I'm jealous that you've had a sneak peek into the second book, Jen.

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