While writing Room 702, I always had a chapter written in another language in mind. As I have zero language abilities (besides English), I wanted to find someone to write a chapter in something other than English. After my mini writers retreat the fabulous Ms. Elena Sandovici (author of Dogs with Bagels, and speaker of five languages), I felt she could be the right person for the job. I asked, and she said yes! Now, given all the travel I’ve been up to this summer, I kind of forgot about this conversation. So much so, that when I logged into Createspace and saw that (gasp!) the first print copy of Room 702 had been sold, I immediately went into a panic (why, I still don’t know). For some reason, the book didn’t feel ready (even though it’s been out and available for months). When I learned it was Elena who had the book and that she was using it to research where her chapter might fit in, I felt infinitely better.
Yes, I need a copy of my own, but it’s a happy thought that the one current copy in the world is with a good friend. I look forward to her contributions to the book!