Friday, December 07, 2007

The News

I am not pregnant.

I am not moving to San Francisco.

I am not engaged to Stephen Fry. I am not America's Next Top Model. I am not playing Xerxes in O, Leonidas!, the upcoming Broadway musical version of 300 by Stephen Sondheim.

I am not joining the Benedictines, the Rockettes, the Sisters of Mercy or the Foreign Legion.

I am writing a book to be published by Interweave Press in the fall of 2008.

I am excited. I am grateful to all of you for your encouragement.

Thank you for asking.

The Literary Life

247 comments:

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Longhorn Diva said...

YAY!!!

J4 said...

educational interesting(1) funny(1) agree(1) disagree

datatech57 said...

Okay, so I haven't read all the multitude of comments, but allow me to join what appears to be the general chorus so far: Yay! Yahoo! Yippee! About freaking time a publisher got the word! Please, please, please come to Northern Virginia on your book tour! Or, at least, DC! I will buy a copy! Really! I will!

Ruth

Gayle said...

Wow, Franklin! That is fantastic. I am so happy for you. It is really nice to see that good things happen to good people - such as yourself!

chandra said...

AWESOME!

Samina said...

So, where's the preorder list?

Loren T said...

You just made my day.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

yarnaholic said...

Congratulations! Hope it includes some of your inventive cartoons!

Betsy said...

I am so glad that others saw the greatness in you that we all did...may it evolve into a "real job" so that you may control your own destiny!
Congratulations...you earned it!

canknitian said...

WOOHOO! Congratulations! If your book tour (!) brings you to Eastern Canada, I'll be first in line.

BIG HUG!
j

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Since I guessed it in the comments, do I win your autograph? It's great but you would have had a lovely time with the Benedictines.

Gerrie in St Paul

Anonymous said...

So I guess you, too, will be needing better underwear.

:-)

Lee Ann

Angela said...

I'll take two! Can't wait to see it on the bookstore shelves!

Yvonne said...

Heartiest congratulations! (glad you're not pregnant)

Crochet Goddess said...

Congrats to you. I can't wait to see your book.

schrodinger said...

That's phenomenal!! You must be so excited. Congrats.

nurhanne said...

At last! Congrats.

Carodawn said...

YAY! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to buy this book, congrats Frankline. I love your blog

Carol said...

Congratulations!! About time someone gave you a deal!

Rooie said...

Okay, there are 200+ people ahead of me and I'm not even reading there comments....but hurrah! I am so pleased!

Oh wait, this might mean we don't get as much blog time....boo!

But a book! Hurrah!!

Wily Jeneric said...

Adding my voice to the choir: congratulations!

Speculations abound: lace and the history of lace? photography? I'll try to be patient.

Liz said...

Wonderful news!!!!

Cortster said...

Can't wait til it hits the shelves! Yaaay, Franklin!

AuntyNin said...

Yay, hooray!

Jena the yarn harpy said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear about the process... and to read the book when it's published. :) Will there be a book tour?

Em said...

Congratulations Franklin!! I look forward to reading it.

Angie said...

Its about time! Contratulations! I have actually met a BIG TIME author! Pre-Orders????

Zelda said...

waHOO! Congratulations!

I don't actually care that much what kind of book it is. Illustrations a plus, but not required. Knitting content a plus for me; easy on the knitting content would make it easier to justify foisting copies on all my friends and relations.

But really it's very simple: you write it, I will buy it and love it.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. I hope that it is a collection of your cartoons and drawings so I can tidy my desk. I have several lying about. I also will be eagerly awaiting the release date. Looks like Harry has been taking lessons from Delores.
Wow, so far from where you were: Abigail,Tom, 1000 Knitters, better job responsibilities, a book... all after that dark period. Katrina

Tracey, in MI said...

Whew. would have been ackward to explain that I frequent the blog- of a pregnant, homosexual, photographer/knitter.....

it's really the pregnant part that would be weird.

Many congrats! When can we pre-buy on amazon?

http://traceysolomon.wordpress.com

penguingirl said...

Oy... and here i am comment #233 saying mazel tov! good luck. have fun.. pass the wine. ;)

--
ps my verification "word" is knggyms is that a hint that we need to go to the gym for our kng?

Petunia said...

Congratulation! You get fame - we get to read the book!! Sometimes, it's closer to a perfect world.

Big Alice said...

Congratulations!
(what's it about, huh, huh, huh?)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

I have been wondering why other bloggers with less talent have been writing books, and you haven't - now, I can relax and wait for an enjoyable book!

seizuresalad said...

Congratulations Franklin! You deserve it :)

Seanna Lea said...

Congrats! I'm looking forward to it! Though from what I've heard about writing for a living, you'd probably make better money if you were pregnant.

The Soapy Knitter said...

DAMN i'm good! I knew it! Even tho you never reply to my messages can you please send me an autographed copy to one of the tall buildings in New York City?

kthxbai!!!

PS: congratufreakinlations!! :o)

Tracey, in MI said...

Hmm a little worried about dolores and this project....... I don't see her as conducive to writing on deadline....

kt said...

There are already 240 comments ahead of mine, but I must say

"Hooray!"

and

"Well done you."

So proud. You're fab.

Spinknitty said...

Congratulations!! This is one book I will be pre-ordering the minute Amazon lets us do so.
If it's even a shadow of your wonderful blog, it will be a best-seller.

Ina said...

Congratulations! Now you'll HAVE to come to the NYC area to give a reading or something.

Yvette said...

Stephen Fry - the original Norfolk Broad - says to tell you he is devastated - he thought he was engaged to you - and when did it stop?!

congrats - well done - looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Franklin - a belated congratulations - I look foward to reading it!!!
Margie in Maryland

The Mad Crocheter said...

Many congratulations and well wishes! I'll be looking forward to your book.

Blaise said...

It can't truly work, I think this way.
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