I Got a Book Deal!

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Not the cover we'll be using in the end
I've been sitting on this news for a while already, until everything was set in stone and it was a done deal, but now I can finally share... my book, Penniless Foodie in the Wild, my adaptable cookbook suitable for foragers and frugalistas alike... is not going to be self published like I originally planned! I had tried to upload it to Amazon to be available to download it in the kindle store as an ebook, and then do it as a print book self publishing... but I was having technical issues and I wasn't able to upload it.

So while I was trying to figure out the technical issues to be able to upload it, I got contacted by a publishing company offering me a book deal, and they'll be publishing this book, a print and ebook version, and I'm really excited about this one!

To be honest, I hadn't bothered with even looking for a publishing company, was just going to self publish, since I know how much heartache and heartbreak people have when trying to find agents to represent them, and then trying to find publishing companies to be willing to accept their book, and I had no interest in going through that. But this company contacted me, simply based on my blog (the best resume as a writer is a successful blog!) so I got to do things the official way, without the heartache and headache involved.

I have to finish all the last details for the book within the next month, including getting the professional photography finished (and, of course, that means foraging the ingredients and making the various dishes to be photographed), so I assume I'll be busy busy busy getting that done... but I'm really hoping that this book will be out, in print, by the time the foraging season gets into full gear in the US!

I just had to share the good news!

Penniless Parenting

Mommy, wife, writer, baker, chef, crafter, sewer, teacher, babysitter, cleaning lady, penny pincher, frugal gal


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  1. Please let me know whe it is available! I love the title!

  2. That's fantastic news! Congratulations, and well deserved.

  3. Wohooooo!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you - you absolutly seserve it. :)

  4. Congratulations!I can't wait to get my copy!

  5. Many congratulations! I'm sure you have lots of good info and advice to share in that book!

  6. Congratulations! Penniless Foodie is a terrific resource as is, but I'm looking forward to the trad-pubbed version too. You deserve it after all your work

  7. Awesome! Can't wait to read it! =)

  8. I can't wait, even if I never forage, I want to get it just in case I need the knowledge. Thanks so much for creating this book and CONGRATS!

  9. Congrats! Which publisher?

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