The Lady Speaks

Cool News!

I meant to share this sooner, but forgot!

Last week, I received the following email:

May 2, 2008

Author

The Lady Speaks blog

theladyspeaksblog@yahoo.com

Dear Author,

I am writing to request permission to reprint the material listed below in my forthcoming college textbook, Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader, sixth edition.

Pearson Longman plans to publish this college composition anthology in August 2008. It will be a soft-cover volume of about 700 pages and should retail for $50. The first printing will be 5,000 copies. I am seeking to clear permissions for its distribution throughout the United States.

You may forward permissions and replies directly to me at the above address, fax number, or email address. Should I need additional permission, please let me know to whom I should apply. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

[Name]

The blog post he’s requesting permission to reprint is from February 22, 2007 and is entitled, Is YOUR Mascot a Racial Stereotype?

My first reaction was “HOLY Hannah!” The second was, “Is this legit?” (It is. [Name] is a professor at Northeastern University in MA and also writes fiction novels under a pseudonym.)

My third reaction was, “OHMIGODSANDGODDESSES! I’m going to be in a college textbook!” I then called every single family member and I think I might have gone out and shouted it to the neighborhood.

I suppose it’s likely that my post will be in the “What Not To Do: When Blog Posts Attack!” but I suppose being in print as a bad example is still good. Like the D-list and lower actors say: “As least they spelled my name right.”

One thing I absolutely must say is: Thank you Marie Petronchak Parks! Without you as my 9th-grade English teacher, I’d be lucky to write a single coherent sentence.

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