It's a book birthday! March 8, 2011 12:12 PM   Subscribe

Congratulations to metafilter's own changeling, whose debut young adult novel, Like Mandarin, was released today!

In case you were wondering, it's book1 on this post, and her summary--"Western setting. Confused (young, possibly ff) love. Lonely, moody, poignant" describes it perfectly. I was lucky enough to snag a review copy, and it's an absolutely gorgeous, accomplished novel about the complications of adolescent female friendships.





Also, trophy heads.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi to MetaFilter-Related at 12:12 PM (43 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Awesome! Congratulations!
posted by zarq at 12:13 PM on March 8, 2011


that is really and totally kick-ass
posted by angrycat at 12:14 PM on March 8, 2011


Congrats, add her to this page on the wiki.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:17 PM on March 8, 2011


Wow! From AskMe to Amazon in 2.5 yrs - impressive! Congratulations, changeling, you are an inspiration to me.
posted by Mister_A at 12:23 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congrats, add her to this page on the wiki.

Done!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:32 PM on March 8, 2011


Congratulations, changeling! I look forward to reading it.
posted by sculpin at 1:01 PM on March 8, 2011


Fantastic. And congrats!


And yes I did just favorite the linked AskMe post for future reference, why do you ask?

posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:06 PM on March 8, 2011


Because obviously those are the people to ask when I have a similar question
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:07 PM on March 8, 2011


Does she mistakenly use hyphens instead of en-dashes?

Cause that's a dealbreaker.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:20 PM on March 8, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by Kevin Street at 1:21 PM on March 8, 2011


Awesome. Congratulations!
posted by inturnaround at 1:25 PM on March 8, 2011


Yay! Congrats, changeling!
posted by Kattullus at 1:30 PM on March 8, 2011


Wooo, congrats!
posted by jtron at 1:34 PM on March 8, 2011


Hooray changeling!
posted by tangerine at 1:56 PM on March 8, 2011


Awesome!
posted by katillathehun at 2:04 PM on March 8, 2011


Congratulations! I'm very much looking forward to reading it! (btw changeling -- I used to have your agent!)
posted by Jeanne at 2:05 PM on March 8, 2011


Well done! You have brought honor to MetaFilter.

We get a cut of the royalties, right?
posted by languagehat at 2:42 PM on March 8, 2011


WHEEEEEEEEE! Congratulations on your debut! I also book partied you on Twitter, but this crowd is much more sedate. :D
posted by headspace at 2:48 PM on March 8, 2011


Congrats and keep writing!
posted by clavdivs at 2:56 PM on March 8, 2011


Congrats changeling it must be an awesome day for you. :)
posted by smoke at 2:56 PM on March 8, 2011


Wow, thank you so much, Phoebe, and everyone else!!

I'm more of a lurker on this site, so I know you guys better than you know me -- I intellicrush on Greg Nog and Astro Zombie and yes, PhoBWanKenobi with the best of 'em. But I've been here a pretty long time. And I've found that no matter how much recognition I get in my niche industry, you guys are the ones I keep in my head, the ones I hope to impress someday. So it's really exciting to be here, at what feels like long looong last. Truly, in the past two years, I discovered the real way to make time slow down -- getting a publishing deal.

(p.s. here's a guest post where I talk about the Like Mandarin playlist. Thanks again for the recs, guys!)
posted by changeling at 3:04 PM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Jeanne: I did know this! Your book was listed on her sales sheet back when she was courting me, and I totally Googled you like a creeper, and found the query you posted here :)
posted by changeling at 3:06 PM on March 8, 2011


Congratulations. That's a huge undertaking, and it must feel pretty good to have it behind you.
posted by Stagger Lee at 3:19 PM on March 8, 2011


IN STOCK.
posted by granted at 3:33 PM on March 8, 2011


Way to go, changeling.

For what it's worth, Borders introduced a thing last year where they openly solicit books to put on a "customer recommendations" endcap. I'll be sure to write up a blurb for the book next time I'm in my local store.
posted by mintcake! at 3:44 PM on March 8, 2011


Congrats, changeling! As someone trying to break into the world of children's book writing, I know how monumentally difficult it is to get one published. I will most certainly read it!
posted by ORthey at 3:44 PM on March 8, 2011


That's brilliant, congratulations changeling.
posted by WPW at 4:13 PM on March 8, 2011


I may have to read that. Fabulous!
posted by restless_nomad at 4:16 PM on March 8, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:21 PM on March 8, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by interrobang at 4:39 PM on March 8, 2011


Great news! Congrats!
posted by snsranch at 4:46 PM on March 8, 2011


Living the dream! Congratulations!
posted by ooga_booga at 4:46 PM on March 8, 2011


Wonderful! Bask in your success to the fullest! :)
posted by Nixy at 5:11 PM on March 8, 2011


Excellent. Congratulations! :)
posted by darth_tedious at 5:50 PM on March 8, 2011


Huxah!
posted by The Whelk at 6:34 PM on March 8, 2011


Congrats! Sounds like exactly my cup of tea, too -- going on my wish list now, and I'll pick up a copy as soon as I have an address it can be sent to.
posted by kyrademon at 7:02 PM on March 8, 2011


Congrats!
posted by klangklangston at 1:40 AM on March 9, 2011


Sweet!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:09 AM on March 9, 2011


Congratulations! I've been on something of a books-set-in-the-West kick, and this one will be added to the pile!
posted by rtha at 6:29 AM on March 9, 2011


Congratulations! So nice to hear someone's good news. :D
posted by bardophile at 10:40 AM on March 9, 2011


Congratulations! :D I'm all over anything "possibly ff" so -- oho, Kindle version, let's DO this!
posted by Nattie at 3:39 PM on March 9, 2011


Congratulations! I love YA.
posted by Duffington at 11:44 PM on March 9, 2011


Well done you, changeling!
posted by toastedbeagle at 7:15 PM on March 10, 2011


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