Hello, friends. How was your week? I’ve been writing, weeding, baking, and judging a teen writing contest, among other things. A few days ago, I received a large parcel from my former literary agency. Most peculiar! Most mysterious!
I opened it and found these, to my great astonishment:
I’m extremely embarrassed to confess this, but I’d pretty much forgotten about the Korean edition of A Spy in the House, which is published by the delightfully named Tomato House.
Can you make out that gorgeous embossed key motif? The keys seem to dangle from the top of the cover.
Here’s the spine:
I can’t read a word of Korean, but I do love poring over the first page:
And I adore these endpapers.
Sometimes, I get a bit too accustomed to being a working writer. My daily life of creativity starts to feel very normal. And then something like this arrives and elbows me
sharply beautifully in my over-privileged ribs.
Thank you, readers of the world! I’m so very fortunate to do what I do, and it’s because of you.