Do You Think This Is Strange?

Do You Think This Is Strange? Brindle and Glass, Aaron Drake, Colin Thomas

Aaron Drake’s new novel is a thing of beauty.

I am so proud to be associated with this novel that I cried when the hard copy arrived in the mail this morning.

Do You Think This Is Strange? is narrated in the voice of a 17-year-old autistic boy. It’s funny, it’s heart-wrenching, and it’s beautifully structured.

Brindle and Glass (Victoria) is the publisher: http://brindleandglass.com/index.php. Buy it.

And, shameless self-promotion (because I want to edit more books that are this good), here’s what Aaron, the writer, had to say about me in his acknowledgements: “[Publisher] Taryn demonstrated some kind of genius when she paired me with Colin Thomas, my editor, because he turned out to have an unnerving knack of knowing where the bullshit was. My book has been a lengthy process of cutting off the unnecessary fat, and Colin was a master of separating the tissue from the bone.”

Brindle & Glass is looking for new Canadian novels

My pal Taryn Boyd, who’s a publisher with Brindle & Glass in Victoria is looking for new Canadian novels. She’s got great taste. The ms I’m substantive editing for her right now is VERY exciting. Here’s the link: http://www.brindleandglass.com/submission_guidelines.php

Apparently, I’m a superstar at substantive editing. (Thanks.)

Just in from Taryn Boyd and Brindle and Glass: “The author letter is fantastic. So great. Gosh, you’re good at what you do…You’re a superstar.” This is about my edit of a truly exciting new novel. I’ll post more about it when it comes out. VERY glad to be working on this book.