Last week, I accepted an offer from William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, to publish my book, Unprocessed.
Here’s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace:
Founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona Megan Kimble’s UNPROCESSED: My Busy, Broke, City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Food, the story of her year-long journey of eating only whole, unprocessed foods, intertwined with a journalistic exploration of what “unprocessed” really means, why it matters, and how to afford it, to Trish Daly at William Morrow by Mackenzie Brady at Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency (World).
Yup. That happened.
I wrote my first book when I was six. It was called How You Can Save The Planet and it was bound together by yarn. A couple of years later, when my sister, Katie, wrote a short story about a girl who moved to Alaska, I up and filled a blank, rule-lined book with my own story about a girl who moved to Alaska. I was the aspiring writer, after all, not Katie. (Or so I thought: A couple of years ago, my mom unearthed a lost third-grade report card, in which the lovely Mrs. Healey reported that “Megan says she wants to be a writer but she doesn’t apply herself in English class.”) I kept dreaming in books. Kept dreaming and I suppose I started applying. (Hidden in an electronic desk drawer somewhere, there exists a book-length manuscript about my year in Nicaragua … 10,000 hours and all.)
And the dream is coming true. I’m honored and excited and can’t wait to reunite with the manuscript I’ve spent two years with—to shepherd all my typed words into something tangible.
There are a lot of people that have supported me between my first yard-wrapped book and this one (which is not bound by yarn). And so, a big thanks to you, in the most plural of ways. Most recently, it’s been Mackenzie Brady, my most amazing, blazing agent. And I’m so excited to work with my new editor, Trish Daly.
But there has always been Katie (ever since I stole her idea of an Alaskan adventure). A first reader & enduring editor.