Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My Big News...

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My stars, do I really sound like that? I hate the sound of my own voice. This took about 10 takes, LOL.

So there you have it!! I have a contract to write my first book!! YOOO HOOOO!!

Those stressed out days the past few weeks were about waiting to have phone meetings and going through contract negotiations. I was told not to announce anything until I had the contract in my hand. It arrived by FedEx this morning from Interweave Press!! AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!

Okay...so what is it going to be about? Basically, Glass & Wire... all wire projects, all done with glass beads. It'll be tailored to beginner wire workers, but have projects ranging from beginner to intermediate. I'll have lots of tips and tricks... lots of "alternative" (aka self-taught) ways of doing really basic skills... and the best part... there will be a HUGE focus on COLOR. Tons of color info. How to work color into design, inspiring color combos, and coloring dos/don'ts.

Are you gonna make all the beads? Now that wouldn't make much sense now would it? I couldn't make all the beads for all the people who would want to try out these projects (though I'll try). Then who would want to buy a book that you can't get the beads to make the projects for? So what I'll be doing is putting a call out to some of my favorite glass artists to see if I can't get them to contribute beads for me to work into my projects. What fun we'll have picking artists!!

When will the book be out?!? Publishing takes time. My first deadline is in January 09 (just about 3months away), then again in April 09. I'll be doing a photoshoot of how to make pieces step by step out in Loveland CO where Interweave Press has an office. And tenatively, the book should be out in March of 2010. I know, it seems like ages away. But it'll come sooner then you think. And in the meantime... I contributed on two books due out August 09 remember... so you'll have that to tie you over.

What does that mean for the blog? Well, what fun would a book be if you already saw every project in it before it was published? I'll be keeping things under wraps. I want the book to be a BIG surprise when you first open it. I want it to be viusally stimulating and creation inspiring. But, I can't leave you completely hanging, so there will be sneak peaks here and there leading up to the publication.

I hope my big news was worth the wait. I am so so so so excited about this!! It is going to be a fun year and a half.

29 comments:

Debbie said...

Congratulations Kerry!!! This is BIG and GREAT news. High Five!!! I can't wait for it to come out in print. I don't think 2010 can get here soon enough. I know, I know....patience! That word annoys me sometimes....blech!!! Again, congratulations on the wonderful news.

Lori said...

Woo Hoo
Congrats Kerry!!!!

Cindy said...

Hey Kerry
Glad to hear the big news is out!!! Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to hear more tid bits every step of the way!
~ Cindy

Jo said...

That is absolutely fantastic news Kerry! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the sneak previews.

Christine said...

GREAT NEWS!!!! I am so so SO happy for you!! Congratulations! You must be over the moon with joy. :)

I'll be waiting as patiently as I can to buy it. ;)

Kristen said...

Kerry! Congratulations!!! That's wonderful news! Best of luck to you! I too will be waiting as patiently as possible to purchase it! Good for you!
Kristen

Anonymous said...

That's awesome!!! your very own book (of course I'll be waiting for my copy!!!)
Kim (Texas)

Angela said...

Congratulations Kerry! This book will be worth the wait for me I'm sure!, good luck and enjoy the journey!

rosebud101 said...

Congratulations, Kerry! I'm already looking forward to the book! Wow!

Lisa said...

Congratulations. How exciting....it does seem like publishing books takes forever but it's the nature of the beast unless you do it yourself.

Robin said...

Congratulations Kerry!!! That's very exciting news. I know it'll be a terrific book and I can't wait to read it.

Lori Anderson Designs said...

It just goes to show, you're an ORIGINAL and you rock!!! Can't wait for my autographed copy! :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kerry,,
I am so happy for you. WooHooo!!!!
I agree with Lori, I would like a signed copy too.
Kathy

Kim said...

Congrats Kerry, that is so cool!! And that little girl of yours is beautiful!

Jenn said...

Sweet!!! I've been lurking recently and love your work, especially because you love color and it's so saturated in your work. Can't wait to see your book!!!

CreekHiker said...

It's about darn tootin' time! I said the day I first saw your work, "This girl needs to write a book!" And now you are!!!! Yeah!!!!

Congratulations!!!

Jenn said...

Sweet! Congratulations! I've just started lurking around your blog and LOVE your enthusiasm for color. :-D Looking forward to the book!

sarah hornik said...

That's awesome, Kerry! Congrats! :-)

Kristine said...

Congrats!!!! I'm thrilled for you and already know I'll be buying a copy. I'm so excited for you and thrilled to know you'll be sharing wire ideas. Yeah!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kerry! Can't wait to see your kaleidoscope of projects and beads!
Marcia

grandmacarnes said...

put me down for a book, and congratulations. I love you work! I wish I made beads good enough to be in the book itself. I am going to be anxious to see the wire tips, I love to make the beads, but struggle to work them into jewelry. You do an incredible job at it.

Laura said...

Wahey! Big huge congratulations, Kerry! How exciting! :o)

Sharon said...

That is great news, and inspiring! I'll be first in line for your new book...how does it feel to be published artist? Pretty darn good, I bet!

Sharon

Kerry said...

Thanks so much everyone!! I am relishing your enthusiasum (sp?). I really am floating on Cloud 9. It is going to be a great adventure.

Carmen Isaacs said...

Oh WOW well done, congratulations.

Nonie said...

Wooohoooo Kerry! WOW! This is so exciting! Congratulations. And your little girl is so adorable.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Kerry!!!! How exciting!!! You should be so proud!

glassbeadfairy said...

awesome kerry! good for you- way to show you can be a wife, a mother, an artist, AND an author!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!!