May 1, 2008

So I just spoke to my lovely new editor at Crown (my lovely old one left last week!) and found out, among other exciting things, that the publication date for Godmother is March 2009. I just got the copyedited manuscript today and within a few weeks there should be a cover... I am very excited!

Also, here is a description:

In this stunning novel, Carolyn Turgeon tells the story of Cinderella’s fairy godmother – banished to earth for failing to bring Cinderella and Prince Charming together. Forced to live out the rest of her days on earth as an old woman (gone is her porcelain skin, flaming red hair and lush green eyes), Lil resides in New York City and works in a small used bookshop. Her greatest happiness comes from poring over 1st edition books and eating gluttonous meals at a local diner. All the while, Lil is forced to keep prying hands away from her delicate back—where her fairy wings hide beneath layers of clothing. When Veronica, a spunky hairdresser with a past of her own, brings in a book of fairy photographs (a “scam” she calls them), Lil is struck with the idea that a love connection between this young woman and her boss, the lonely George, will right her past and enable her to go back to the fairy world. Just as her plan seems to be working, and as Lil finds herself becoming more and more immersed in the human world, Veronica makes a shocking discovery that pushes Lil even further into her own world. Turgeon’s first novel, RAIN VILLAGE, was a Book Sense Pick for 2006.