Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Congratulations to Josh

This is my son-in-law, Josh Gaylord, and he's a prince among men. (I have written letters to his mother telling her that).
We all love him to death and that is why we are incredibly excited to announce
:

FICTION: DEBUT
Manhattan high school teacher Joshua Gaylord's first novel, pitched as History Boys meets Blue Angel, about the intertwining -- and often darkly surprising -- relationships between the teachers and students at a school for girls, to Sally Kim at Harper, at auction, in a very nice deal, by Josh Getzler at Writers House (NA).

It's a terrific novel; witty, smart and true. Josh and Megan dreamed of being writers together in New York. Their dream came true. I am so happy for them.

I feel like Sarah Weinman today. And it's fun.

22 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congratulations, indeed. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Bryon said...

That's gotta mean you're next, right? Great news.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great book and Josh sounds like a great guy. Congratulations to him!

David Cranmer said...

A family full of writers has to be wonderful to be in the middle of! Extend my congratulations.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Many thanks.

Lesa said...

Congratulations to Josh! Very nice. And, he already has that great "author's look" in the picture. Publicists are going to love him!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Congratulations! Very exciting news.

pattinase (abbott) said...

He does look authorial. Thanks to all of you.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

How wonderful!

Congrats and much success to Josh, and to the entire family for that matter.

Can't wait to read it!

Terrie

pattinase (abbott) said...

It's a corker. (I think I know what that means). One of those nineteen forties words that only Cary Grant understood. Thanks, Terrie.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Cool news. Like Bryon said, it's your turn next.

JD Rhoades said...

Congrats to Josh!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks so much for your good wishes.

Sarah Weinman said...

And I am very much looking forward to reading this! Congrats to the Abbott/Gaylord clan!

Josephine Damian said...

Did not know Megan (1)had a hubby (2) who also writes.

Congrats to Josh!

As a former plant nursery owner, I am most impressed by Phil's garden!
Spectacular! Great job, Phil!

jab said...

That's extremely cool.

Chuck said...

We have very talented kids and kids-in-law.

Anonymous said...

Echoing others: Congrats to your son in law-- and you're next!

Regarding your previous post: Of all the people I've written to hell or salvation Sweaty Betty and my Hoboken haiku hit woman are two of my favorite characters. [The Hoboken haiku hitwoman stories actually started as a joke several years ago during an e-mail exchange with one of last weeks "Forgotten Books" contributors.]
John McAuley

pattinase (abbott) said...

You love the ones you have to stretch for.

susan259 said...

Is it a YA book? Just wondering...

pattinase (abbott) said...

Not a YA to my mind, but some strange books end up in that section. This is from the POV of a teacher, so I doubt it.