Today is the first anniversary of Where the Crawdads Sing. I am grateful to my agent for finding Putnam (the best and most fun publishers), who launched Crawdads with a fabulous tour last August.
Only two weeks later, Reese Witherspoon chose my novel as her September Book; two weeks after that it landed on the NYT Bestseller List and is still there.
Book sellers, giant ones and tiny ones, recommended Crawdads. And then came my readers. I treasure the connection I feel with you all. You have filled my life.
Sometime along the way, Reese announced that she’s producing the movie! CBS Sunday Morning featured the story. Then Crawdads reached #1. What a year!
I cannot even express my gratitude, but I’ll try with a simple ‘thank you!’