Now that Martha is in the hands of the publisher, inevitable changes are happening to make the book ready for debut. First, the title. After the last new title, I indicated there could be yet another change. And so there is. Editor Erin Turner found what she called the seeds of a title in what I already had, but by shifting the words a bit she came up with something much stronger, more dynamic. Here’s the new:
A Place of Her Own: The Pioneer Journey of Martha Poindexter Maupin
I love it. I got misty when Erin first presented it to me, knowing Martha’s story.
People often ask me what the title is. Some write it down. I’m excited to be able to share this one. I like that the main title has impact by itself, and I like that Martha’s full name is included in the subtitle. A lot of Poindexters and Maupins will no doubt appreciate that as well.
While I may continue to give a shortcut reference to the project as Martha, I’ll start talking more about A Place of Her Own, so when the time comes people will know what to watch for.