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(Serendipity & Me, Judith L. Roth, Viking, Penguin, 2013)


Book launch music


A week from tomorrow (3-22), Serendipity & Me will be festively launched at my church (Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, 800 E. Hively, Elkhart, Indiana–7:30-10:00 p.m.).

The best of the festivities come in the form of a cover band called Re/Issued. These guys always do my book parties, and I am extremely grateful to them for that. It helps to have a husband in a band when you’re throwing book launches!

They are quite a collection of loveable guys with talent and wit. In the picture below, they pause briefly from practicing last night for the event. From left to right: Byron Warkentin, Paul Boers, Bob Birkey, Marc Roth. Come for the books, stay for the music. (Or just come and stay for the music!)

Re/Issued 2013

Re/Issued 2013

Final cover


The galleys have arrived with the final cover, so I can share it now. Here is what the cover of Serendipity & Me will look like.

Release date: February 7, 2013 from Viking. We are now working on first pass pages to make the insides as perfect as possible. Final editing of novels written in verse is a little different than regular novels because the placement of words has to look right on the page, line for line. This involves some tweaking, some cutting, some smooshing. (Not really. At least, I don’t think they do any smooshing.) Interesting work.