Another publisher is reading Backstage. The reader for Grand Central (formerly Warner) said she really liked it, but didn't think the initial printing would be big enough for such a large house. So another bite and an encouraging rejection. You take what you can get in the writing world.
Jamie brought over Patricia Smith's new book Blood Dazzler, out sometime later this summer, and it's really fucking good. Like, canonically good. Like, whoa. Buy it buy it buy it when it comes out.
I need a job.
You know, it's funny, but I'm not really afraid of much these days.