One fun thing about being a writer is having your books translated. I had news that The Care & Feeding of Pirates was recently sold to an Italian publisher (it was picked up by a Russian publisher earlier this year as well). What happens is, the new publisher buys the right to re-publish the story then translates and publishes it, often with a completely different cover. Pretty cool. Hopefully I'll get to see a sample copy of one of these books, I'd love it for my collection!
I am within spitting of mailing in another manuscript (yay!!). Or I will be if I start working and stop blogging! :-)