Well, folks — I got a book deal on Friday. My roommates will tell ya, it's been a lot of weekends staying in, a lot of Friday and Saturday nights at the coffee shop typing away. But it will all be worth it when I finally fulfill my dream of writing the first caveman diet romance novel, Legumes I Have Known: Peapods on Fire.
When milestones like this happen, you suddenly realize how much other people have helped you along the way. Whether it's my sister Maggie helping put on the NYC Barefoot Run, Chris McDougall being willing to do the Harlem-to-Brooklyn run, my roommates for putting up with bloody cuts of meat thawing in the fridge, Robb Wolf for providing advice and encouragement, my agent Mel for seeing the potential of this back in January, Erwan Le Corre for so much, Art De Vany for original inspiration, and everybody in broader paleo community who is churning out good ideas and fresh thinking (Sisson, Cordain, Nikoley, Harris, Vlaskovits, McEwen, and now hundreds and hundreds of bloggers), everyone in Eating Paleo in NYC and Barefoot Runners NYC. And yes, my grandmother who gave me Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma years ago, where I got the idea of buying a freezer chest — and look where that has gotten me. And of course, readers of this blog. And many more, this is far from comprehensive.
Over the past year, I've been working very hard to build this community online, in New York, and around the country. But that was all with a day job. Caveman on nights and weekends. But now it's time to step it up from amateur to professional. From side show to the big show.
Put down the gourmet cupcake, and buckle up.
IT'S GAME TIME, BABY.
Update: Here's more info on the book