How Mistress of the Revolution got published: My First Sale at

Oh, how I hated to displace Poussin‘s Summer from the top spot of this blog! But that’s the way of all posts: they move down the line as time goes by.

And I couldn’t wait to tell you about the First Sale post I wrote for Check out that site. It contains first-person accounts of novelists like me, fascinating discussions about the ethics of writing and blogging, and also book reviews.

In My First Sale, I explain how I found my agent, Stephanie Cabot, and how I sold the rights to Mistress of the Revolution to Dutton. I had already spoken of my journey to publication in my website, but this is a far more personal account. Writing it was a very emotional experience and took much longer than I expected.

Many, many thanks to the Ja(y)nes at for their patience, for all the wonderful things Jane writes about me in her introduction, and for giving me this opportunity to tell the tale.

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