Monday, June 8, 2009

Shout Out to the Class of 2k9

I look at the Class of 2k9 in much the way I looked at seniors in high school when I was a freshman. They've traveled the road to publication, finding agents and publishers who love their work, and now they're "going out into the real world" with their books. They've generously shared information with the rest of us, and shown incredible support for each other. They are working in cooperation, not competition. And it looks like they've become good friends along the way. One day, I hope to be just like them.

They take care of their own. Albert Borris, author of Crash Into Me, suffered a stroke in December. The rest of the class has taken up the reins of marketing his book while he recovers. Tarie asked on her blog that folks help spread the word.

I'm one hundred percent in favor of writers helping each other out. After all, that's the spirit of the Slushbusters too.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Good to know. Thanks for passing it along.

Lauren Bjorkman said...

We all adore Albert, and want to make his book a huge success. And he's recovering nicely, btw.

franslayton said...

You Slushbusters are wonderful! As a member of the Class of 2k9 I want to thank you for your help in spreading the word about Albert's book, Crash Into Me, which releases July 7th. If you - or anyone reading this - would like a copy of our press release about Albert to put on your blog, please contact me at Fran at francannonslayton dot com and I'll get it to you right away. Many thanks for your support!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Fran. We're happy to help in any way we can.

Kathryn Fitzmaurice said...

Thank you very much for helping to spread the word about Albert, and for your kind comments about The Class of 2k9.

Jeanne said...

I'm a 2K9er who wants to thank you too.