First Book Deal from Muse 2012

Every year after the Muse, we're thrilled when the news starts coming in about book deals, agent signings and other good publishing tidbits.  This year, it's happening even sooner than usual.   Elinor Lipman, one of the presenters at the conference, has inked a deal with Beacon Press to publish a book of political rhyming tweets.  If you're already following Elinor on Twitter (@elinorlipman) or Facebook, you know she's writing a rhyming poem a day until the 2012 election.  They're timely, hilarious, and soon to be compiled into a book, coming out in September.  Congrats, Elinor!

As she  told us, "It happened quickly and socially--at Zachary Schuster Harmsworth's welcome party Friday night over a white wine spritzer and a lucky conversation with Helene Atwan, who'd been following me online.    I'm so delighted, especially because  I've always been such a fan and admirer of Beacon Press."

Be sure to follow Elinor on Twitter and/or Facebook so you don't miss any of her poems.  In the meantime, here are three of our favorites:

Advice down south for northern Mitt,
Be seen enjoying shrimp'n grits.
"Y'all" is good & NASCAR's great.
Healthcare's bad  & sushi's bait.

Bit by penguin at the zoo,
What's a candidate to do?
Soon the bird wrote in his blog,
"Newt tastes like an underdog."

Michele we hear is prone to migraines,
So what's the giant ballyhoo?
Flesh to flesh with Mr. Bachmann,
I might get a headache, too.

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