If you’re a Facebook fan, then you’re getting the updates on the foreign rights that have been sold for my next novel, FRIENDSHIP BREAD (not a fan yet? Join the party now!). So far rights have been sold to Allen & Unwin in Australia in a pre-empt, Leya Brazil (for Portuguese language rights) in a pre-empt, Blanvalet Random House in Germany at auction, and Piemme in Italy in a pre-empt. FRIENDSHIP BREAD will be published in the U.S. in hardcover by Ballantine Books in 2011 — even I don’t know the pub date yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know!
So, in honor of this news, I am hosting a contest to bring a little world music into our lives. For each of the four foreign deals that have been done so far, I am giving away one CD to four lucky winners. I’ve listened to all of these CD’s and they’re fabulous — they put you right in the spirit of the country, the language and the people.
To qualify, all you have to do is tell me if you’ve ever had or heard of Amish friendship bread, and if so, what happened (did you bake it? Share it? Toss it? Run screaming in the other direction? Would you do it again? How many loaves have you made? Favorite recipes? The possibilities, like friendship bread, are endless!). That’s it! I’ll draw four names next Tuesday, April 13, by noon HST (that’s 6 hours behind NY, 3 hours behind CA). Good luck and have a wonderful week, everyone!