Thursday, January 04, 2007

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.


michael snyder said...

Thanks, Jen. You are WAY too kine (but I'll take it). And you've definitely helped shape a better book. So thank you for that too!

Jenny said...

Snyderman, Snyderman,
Friendly neighborhood writer man
Got the contract in his hand
Crossing o’er to the Promised Land
To him, life is a great big book now
You gotta take a look now
Go read the Snyderman!

Congrats, Mike!

Abundant blessings,
Jenny Cary

Heather said...

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.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

LOL. Now I'll be singing it, too Jenny.

Congrats again Mike!

Dineen A. Miller said...

Very cool and exciting news!!! Way to go, Mike. The books sounds fabulous. Looking forward to featuring it on my blog. :-)

Malia Spencer said...

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. :)

michael snyder said...

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.