During my multiple school visits there is one question that the students always ask: How many books have you published? Proudly, I answer « 28! ». « Wow! 28? » they say. « That’s a lot! »
And they are right. 28 books is a lot.
But what I don’t say, what saddens me every time I think about it, is that out of those 28 titles, only 20 are still in print. The other 8 titles have died. A publisher closes its doors, a publisher no longer has a distributor, a publisher decides not to reprint… It’s heart breaking, but these things happen.
Today I learned that another one of my books is no longer available. Goodbye, Une Charlotte olympique. I wish we could have had a longer run. 4 years is a very short time.
You will be missed, my sweet, sweet book…