When my amazing (and patient) (and reassuring) agent, Kent D. Wolf, told me who the offer was from, I set off to google Toni. I was so excited to read about her commitment to multicultural literature, and to find out she is an author herself. Her short fiction collection THE BOLERO OF ANDI ROWE, winner of the Miguel Marmol Prize, explores the world of a young woman of Mexican and Irish descent and "one family's passage from the immigrant story to the American story, and the cycle of loss, adaptation, and rediscovery that is innate to that experience." I ordered her book rush delivery and cannot wait to read. You should order it too, so we can talk about it!
I am so grateful to Toni for her interest in my novel and am looking forward to working with her. I am also incredibly grateful to Kent for believing in the story in the first place and for all of his good work in placing it.
The target publication date is Spring/Summer 2013.