Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day 3: Calling Kristin

There's nothing better than a good "call" story and Kristin has one of the best!

Okay, I’ve shared this story here before, but it’s gotta be one of my all-time favorites. So, back by popular demand: the absolutely true story of where I was when I got The Call:

The scene: Early February, 2007. My editor, Wendy Loggia, calls my cell phone. I am nine months pregnant. I am AT THE OB/GYN.

Wendy: "Hello, Kristin? It's Wendy Loggia from Random House."

Me: "Oh my gosh! It's so good to hear from you! I'm at my gynocologist's office right now."

Wendy: silence

Me: "Oh, um - I should say, I'm not in the office right now - I mean, I am, but I'm checking out. I'm done." Shut up Kristin. "I mean - I'm scheduling my induction for my new baby. I was newly pregnant when we met, remember?" Shut UP, Kristin. "Everything's great! Healthy baby! I'm scheduling his arrival right now. That's why I'm's office..."

Wendy: laughing "I think this is a first for me."

Me: unbelievably mortified "Uh, me too?"

Wendy: "So I wanted to talk to you more about this wonderful story you sent me..."

And that was that! There, in my OB/GYN's office, I was offered my first book deal. Two weeks later, my son was born. It was one heckuva month.

Bet your editor has a hard time topping that story! Tune back tomorrow when Kristin tells us what FAMOUS author personally inspired her to become a writer.

1 comment:

daphne grab said...

i love this story, kristen!