I always call My Life as a Rhombus, “the little book that could.” When it was published, I had no idea what to expect. Would people like it? Would I be brave enough to talk about it? Would anyone even notice the book?
I’m happy to say that this is the five-year publication anniversary of the book. And it’s still in print (either the third or fourth printing…not sure). Even though I’m older – and more cynical when it comes to the publishing biz – my heart always warms a little when I get a message from a reader about Rhombus. I’ve gotten the gamut of responses about the book, from people telling me that the book is pro-choice or pro-life or great or horrible…or that they’re so glad to read about a character like Rhonda. A character like them. And that really means a lot.
Of course, the royalty checks are nice, too. Every six months, I get to supersize my Wendy’s combo meal.
Seriously, for all of you out there that have read Rhombus – or any of my books – thank you. I am honored that you would take the time to read what I have to write.
Hey Varian– My son used the word 'rhombus' on me the other day, and I thought he was talking about the book. Actually he was correcting me when I said a certain car was square-ish, and he said no, it's a rhombus. Hm.
Congrats on the 5-year anniversary!