No Rest for the Weary Author
I'd like to rest of my laurels, but like most authors, I have none. Having Amy Signs published by Gallaudet University Press in Washington, D.C. was a dream fulfilled, but I do not want to be a one-hit wonder like the Baja Boys who recorded Who Let the Dogs Out.
I've finished my YA coming-of-age humorous novel, The Whole Plot's Crazy, and now I must begin the odious task of finding an agent or publisher. Agents and publishers are in the business to sell profitable books, so before offering an author a contract, they want to be sure the book will sell many copies.
This is where you my readers can help me. Please read the first chapter on The Whole Plot's Crazy and send me comments. Do you like Rebel? Did this chapter hold your interest? Do you want to read more? Thank you. Send comments to: Rebecca Gernon
So far I've submitted to twelve agents, and have selected another ten who will soon be receiving a query letter from me.
I hope I do not have to receive over 200 rejections like Steven King did before he found a publisher for Carrie.
Amy Signs, a Mother, Her Deaf Daughter andTheir Stories marks a signature departure from other books about raising a Deaf child, because the story is told from two perspectives: that of the hearing parent and of the Deaf child. The book provides help and hope to parents who are raising any special needs child, not just a Deaf child.
Amy's sections of the book will give readers a first-hand account of what it is like to be Deaf in a hearing world. One reader commented that Amy Signs should be titled, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Deafness But Were Afraid to Ask." Should all Deaf and their families learn ASL? "Yes!" Amy says. Read her reasons in Amy Signs.
Read Amy Signs at your library or buy a personal copy at bookstores or online.