Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dear American readers...

Do you think my sense of humour is too dark for your fellow countrymen?
Thus goes the rejection from a major US publisher today.
While they loved the work *happy dance* and thought I had a great energy *happier dance* they just weren't sure the Northern Ireland sense of humour would translate to the US market and that my humour was too dark.
I suppose we northerners have a certain darkness to us (years of living under the threat of paramilitaries etc will do that to a gal)... but surely someone wants to take a chance on me?
Will keep you posted.

5 comments:

Jill said...

I think us Americans are pretty dark humored as well - I'm a little offended that they think less of us. :)
I LOVE your writing, so I hope they figure it out soon.

Claire said...

Aw Jill thanks, I was thinking of you when I got the rejection.
I thought "But, but, but Jill like me!"

Shauna said...

oooh... i hope someone will see the light soon! but it's kind of cool to be thought of as dark-humoured... very edgy and NOW, baby :)

speaking of american tastes, my US publisher told me the UK cover of Dietgirl was "just not attractive", which is really nice to hear when it's your own cartoon mug on the cover!

Ann Handley said...

Americans aren't dark-humored? Since when...? Perhaps I need to move to YOUR neighborhood...

(Stumbled on this blog. Nice to meet you!)

Claire said...

Shauna - the cads! How dare they.

Anne - nice to see you here!

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