Six months ago, I wrote a book manuscript.
Two months ago, I crossed my fingers and sent it off to my dream publisher.
And three days ago, after a 60-minute Google Hangouts teleconference, I officially received word that these very same publishers — the amazing people over at Dave Burgess Consulting — the upstart outfit behind the New York Times bestseller Teach Like a Pirate, and dozens of equally amazing education titles like Matt Miller’s Ditch That Textbook, George Couros’ The Innovator’s Mindset, Michael Matera’s eXPlore Like a Pirate, and Alice Keeler’s 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom (just to name a few) — have decided to publish it.
Received the contract in the mail this afternoon, which means that I will formally begin the manuscript editing and revision process tomorrow.
And copies will be available on Amazon and in bookstores in the Spring of 2019.
More details to come down the line, but for now — I’m simply excited to share this news, and humbled, honored, and overwhelmed by the roller coaster that has led me to this incredible and unexpected milestone in my professional journey. More importantly, I’d especially like to take a moment to thank my family, my students, and the amazing team of professionals who I get to count as both colleagues and friends.
You made this possible.
To anyone reading this: thank you. For your enthusiasm. Your love. Your support. Your comments. Your questions. Your tweets. Your emails. And all your other insight along the way. For listening. For brainstorming. For conferencing. For challenging me to become a better version of myself as both an educator and as a three-dimensional person both in and outside of the classroom.
I can’t wait to show you all the cool stuff we have in store.