"Cassandra -- great news! Mazel tov! (Can you tell us what book, and/or who's publishing it and when?)
If you want to hear any thoughts on things to look for in the publishing contract, say so -- otherwise, I won't go on that tangent."
"I've worked with several editors through the years. They're as unique as their fingerprints, aren't they? The editor of my newspaper garden column is very low-key. She doesn't mess with my work. But I'm meticulous to the…"