So Germany lost in the semi-final. I'm bummed about that. My husband went to high school in Berlin and his father still lives in Bavaria so I have family connections in Germany that sway my soccer loyalties.
Now the final is Netherlands vs. Spain: who to cheer for?
I've decided to let my foreign sales choose for me. Those of you who regularly peek at the left sidebar of my blog might have noticed that the rights to Nightshade have gone increasingly global. With the most recent additions of Thailand and Indonesia, Nightshade will be published in 17 territories and counting! I can't believe it!
I'd like to give a huge shout out to my goddess of foreign rights, Lyndsey Blessing, at InkWell. Not only is she brilliant at international book relations, but she's an all around lovely person. Thanks, Lyndsey :)
I'm beyond thrilled that Nightshade will reach so many readers and I can't wait to see it printed in foreign languages - I've already been having fun exchanges with publishers about translation. It's a hoot!
If you're wondering when Nightshade might show up in your neck of the woods, keep an eye out on the publishers' web site. At this moment I'm only sure about the UK/Commonwealth date: January 6, 2011.
Getting back to the World Cup final - Spain has acquired rights to Nightshade, but the Netherlands...not yet. So for now I'll be cheering on Espana. Holland, if you want to change my mind, call Lyndsey before Sunday ;)