Carpentrix

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It’s official-like now and I can share the news with you guys. I sold my book to Norton, and I am very, very excited.
Here’s the little descripto that appeared in Publishers Lunch.
"Former Boston Phoenix editor and freelance book critic Nina MacLaughlin’s account of how she left a life of the computer screen for one with hammer and nails, capturing the pleasures and challenges of making things by hand, how carpentry affects one’s view of the world, and what it’s like to work as a woman in a trade that is 98% male.”
I’ve got big gratitude for the people I read (and the people who read me) here on Tumblr.
[This great hammer drawing is by Portland, Oregon artist Joseph McVetty III.]

It’s official-like now and I can share the news with you guys. I sold my book to Norton, and I am very, very excited.

Here’s the little descripto that appeared in Publishers Lunch.

"Former Boston Phoenix editor and freelance book critic Nina MacLaughlin’s account of how she left a life of the computer screen for one with hammer and nails, capturing the pleasures and challenges of making things by hand, how carpentry affects one’s view of the world, and what it’s like to work as a woman in a trade that is 98% male.”

I’ve got big gratitude for the people I read (and the people who read me) here on Tumblr.

[This great hammer drawing is by Portland, Oregon artist Joseph McVetty III.]

Filed under W.W. Norton holy crap

  1. davidquigg reblogged this from carpentrix and added:
    She blogged about it way back in March. Somehow I missed it. To get a sense of why I consider this forthcoming book a...
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  4. addingtonfurniture said: very cool! when it’s available post about it and I will definitely buy a copy!
  5. nhersey said: Congrats!
  6. willacmiel reblogged this from mcnallyjackson and added:
    Yay! (Does this go so far down the line, to brother’s roommate? (Ahem, no it doesn’t.)) Congratulations, Nina!!
  7. rachelfershleiser reblogged this from mcnallyjackson and added:
    A Tumblr writer gets a much-deserved book deal! I am extra-special excited about this one, you guys.
  8. mcnallyjackson reblogged this from carpentrix and added:
    Also though before I go: I could not be prouder of my sister. Needless to say, she couldn’t have done it without me.
  9. meaghano said: wooooo