Congratulations Kerry Schafer! Book Country's First Published Author

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Since Book Country hit the scene earlier this year I've been watching eagerly to see who from their ranks would become the first published author. The wait is over! Read about how it played out for Kerry Schafer the first Book Country author to land a major book deal.

I was at work on a Tuesday, just doing another regular day. During a break, (and it was a sanctioned break, in case my boss ever reads this) I checked my email in the corner of my co-workers office where my laptop sometimes gets a signal. And found an email from Danielle Poiesz of Book Country. An editor had read my chapters and was interested in reading the rest of the book. Would I mind sending it on?

As you can imagine, I had no particular objections to an editor wanting to read my book. After work I engaged in a rather feverish formatting session because I wanted everything to be as perfect as possible, and sent the document on to Danielle. And then I waited. There is a lot of waiting involved in this particular tale, so I won’t go on to describe just how long and interminable that waiting can be.


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Disclosure: Book Country is a subsidiary of Penguin Group, a Pearson company. The BlogHer Book Club is currently sponsored and supplied by Penguin Group USA and its subsidiaries.

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