Mabel’s House Re-Post: A Real Book

*originally posted November 2010

My agent, Laurie Abkemeier, sold the book I wrote. I’m still reeling.

My sister Rachel summed it up when she said, “Liz, you’re going to have a REAL book.”

In honor of such a huge announcement I thought it appropriate to revisit the “Monkey Face” picture. Not because it’s related to the news. It’s just horrifyingly funny.

So what’s it about? The announcement went out yesterday and said this:

“Mabel’s House blogger Elizabeth Owen’s WHO STOLE MY GREEN GABLES? A Tale of Friendship and Faith — and Learning to Love What You Have, a humorous memoir about what happens when the quest for domestic perfection meets reality, and comedy meets tragedy in the form of a best friend with cancer, to Mary Norris at Skirt, at auction, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (world English).”

Anyone that’s read my blog for the past few years knows about Angela. And yes, she’s a central part of this book. I wanted to write a book that would make you laugh. I wanted to write a book that would make her proud. I wanted to write about losing her in a way that would leave a reader smiling and feeling hopeful, not sad. I hope you’ll like it.

 So that’s my news. I’ll keep you posted as the process gets started and let you know the release date (which will be at least a year). In the mean time, I’m going to search the house for my smelling salts. Or more realistically, pregnant-friendly Tylenol.

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