Hey, How’d You Get a Book Out of That Modern Love Article?

Amy Sutherland on how her NYT column prompted a book deal

In the spring of 2006, Amy Sutherland was looking for ways to promote her second book, Kicked, Bitten and Scratched. When her first idea—pitching magazine and newspaper editors stories related to her book’s subject—didn’t pan out, Sutherland took a different tack: targeting The New York Times’ Modern Love column. A regular reader of the feature, Sutherland studied it intently….