Monday, December 20, 2010

My Biggest Announcement Ever

As if December hasn't been fantastic enough already, there's one new development worth mentioning.

I have an agent.

(Yes, I really said that.)

I've signed with Josh Getzler of Russell and Volkening. And I really do believe we're the perfect "fit."

Best Christmas present ever!

165 comments:

Jane said...

Congratulation! That's really wonderful. It couldn't happen to a nicer person.

Bethany said...

I can think of few people who have ever deserved this more!! Congratulations a millions times over! How great!

bria said...

This is WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

And just think --> no more nervous interviewing phone calls. I thought of you this last round while I was doing them (again *sigh*)

So excited - can't wait to see all the great things you do together.

Loretta Nyhan said...

Super, super good news! Best of luck to you!

stickynotestories said...

Congrats! That is awesome for you! :D

SS said...

I could not be happier for you! Congratulations, and the very best of luck! Roll on 2011!

Monica B.W. said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!
I'm soooo happy for you!! :D

CONGRATULATIONS!

Danielle La Paglia said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Seleste said...

OMG! YAY! I knew it was just a matter of time for you :)

Loralie Hall said...

That's so fantastic, congratulations! If anyone has earned it, you have, and I'm hoping to see your book under my Christmas tree in a year ^_^

Krista V. said...

Congratulations, Authoress! That's all kinds of wonderful.

(So what are you going to do when you get a book deal? I mean, you're going to have to tell us who you are, right...? :) )

Kristin said...

*****MERRY CHRISTMAS*****

I saw Beth's accidental tweet and wondered if it was you! HOORAY!!!!!!!

C.M. Villani said...

Congrats girlfriend! Here's hoping that the future holds only better news for you.

Meredith said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Laura Pauling said...

Yay! It was only a matter to time!! I hope we get more of the story!!! Congrats! Enjoy the holidays! How could you not? :)

A. Grey said...

Oh. My. Gravy. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D So. Freaking. Excited. For you.

Merry Christmas!!!

Jess said...

*SQUEEEEEEEE* That's AWESOME! Nobody deserves it more :)

Congratulations!

Tami said...

Holy buckets! Congratulations!!!

dwkazzie said...

Congratulations! what a great accomplishment.

MG Higgins said...

This is fantastic!!! What wonderful news, wonderful timing, and you so deserve this. I'm truly happy for you.

Dawn Alexander said...

Congratulations! Awesome! I feel so proud of you and I didn't have anything to do with it! :) Merry Christmas!

erin f. danehy said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome news!

Misha said...

Congrats! That is a wonderful present.

:-)

Holly Bodger said...

WHAT? Really?! :-)

Lisa and Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! We're so happy for you! What a fantastic Christmakuh present! XOXO

Mandy said...

YAY!!! I was so happy when I heard. Congratulations!!! All that hard work has paid off and I can't think of anyone more deserving!!! Wooo Hoooo!!!

Keren David said...

Congratulations!

Margaret said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Devon Ellington said...

Congratulations! That is awesome!

emilyhainsworth said...

I cannot think of a single person who is more deserving. !!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! All is now right in the universe. :D

Courtney said...

Happy, happy news! You soooo deserve it! Yay!

Amanda said...

YAY! Congrats! That really is the best present ever! :)

Girl Friday said...

Best Christmas present indeed! HUGE congrats, so very deserved for everything you do for aspiring writers.

rhea said...

OMG! That is GREAT news! Congrats-congrats-congrats! So happy for you!

Sean said...

That is great news! Knew it was only a matter of time. Congratulations!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! I am just thrilled for you from the bottom of my heart. You've done so much for all of us...we're so glad to see you appreciated as you deserve!

Shannon W said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! You've worked so hard and it has paid off. What a great way to end 2010 and bring in the new year.

tarak said...

Congrats!

Amalia T. said...

AWESOME!! Congratulations!!! What a great Christmas/Holiday present!

pj schnyder said...

*squeeeeeeeeee!*

OMG! Grats!

Jamie Grey said...

OMG! Congrats! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more!!! What a great way to start a new year!

Mbkaley said...

*Throws confetti*

Fantastico! Happy holidays. I can't think of a nicer person to get this news.

Joy to you and your agent!!!

Berinn said...

Woot! And just in time for the holidays. Congratulations. Now get outta here and spoil yourself with chocolate.

Vicki Schultz said...

What a relief! That gives the rest of us hope!!! So glad that all the things you've been doing right are finally being rewarded. Congrats and please keep us posted.

Melissa Sarno said...

This is amazing news! Congratulations! And thanks for all you do helping others find agents and improve their work.

Kay Theodoratus said...

What a great Christmas present!! Hope the warm glow grows warmer when your book sells.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congratulations! I can't think of a better person to receive such a wonderful Christmas present! I hope you celebrate with some super-fabulous wine and cashews!

Michelle said...

This is a present to all of us! Merry Christmas, Authoress!!! Break out the cashews and chocolate!
WOO MEGA HOO! CONGRATULATIONS!

Kirk K said...

What awesome news, Authoress. Congrats.

elissacruz said...

I am so glad you said something today! I didn't think I could wait much longer for you to spill the beans.

Welcome to the family, agent-sister!

Nora Coon said...

What fantastic news - congratulations! Have a wonderful holiday...I can't think of anyone more deserving!

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Congratulations! That's a wonderful early Christmas present!

The Screaming Guppy said...

Yay!!!!!!! :D So happy for you!

beth said...

Hurrah! :D

Mel said...

EEEKKKK!!! I am soooo happy for you!!! Congrats.

Donna Gambale said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is stupendous. I just did a little happy dance for you.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats!!!!

Ebyss said...

You did it. And you deserve it. Grats on the fabulous news.

Happy holidays

Sonja said...

Yay for you!!! I'm so thrilled!

Leigh Ann said...

Wow, congratulations! Soooo exciting, and deserved! (Longtime reader, first-time commenter.)

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is made of awesome. I am soooooooo happy for you! Squee. Again. Squee! Can't you hear me? Put your ear to the screen! Merry X-mas, Authoress!

Merc said...

It was only a matter of time. ;)

Fabulous news, Authoress! CONGRATS!

patesden said...

I am so happy for you!

I hope your posting more good news of the sale variety in the near future!!!

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

Laura said...

CONGRATS! I'm glad all your hard work has paid off. Best wishes for the New Year -- I'm sure it will be wonderful!

Emily Harper said...

Congratulations! It is always nice to hear good news from aspiring authors.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations, Authoress! With all you do for the writing community, it's wonderful to hear this news from you.

Karen Denise said...

CONGRATS!!!! You do so much for us unagented authors it's about time something wonderful happened for you! I look forward to hearing more good news from you. Have a happy holiday!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats, Authoress! What an awesome Christmas present. I knew it would happen sooner or later. :)

Beth C. said...

YAY! Congratulations!

Miss Aspirant said...

YAY!!!

It's so inspiring to watch people succeed!!! What a great start to the New Year!!!

Kristi Helvig said...

You rock!!! Congrats on such a huge milestone. :)

Serenissima said...

I've already congratted you on the Blueboards, but this news is worth high-fiving twice!

Yay!!!

matril said...

As many have already said, no one deserves it more than you - not just because you're the nicest writer out there, but because you're disciplined, persistent, and passionate about your work. Many congratulations!!

rsgarcia said...

CONGA RATS!!!! All the best with getting published and here's hoping for a long and prosperous career!

Christian Young Adult Writers (CYAW) said...

YAY!!! Congratulations!

DJ said...

Woo-hoo! Happy dance for Ms. Authoress. Ooops- better close the curtains so the 'nabes don't think I've been topping off my breakfast tea with a shot of something...

Yay for our Miss A!

Beth Hautala said...

Seriously just cried some tears of joy for you!
You SO DESERVE this!
Congratulations!! *happy sniffs*

Abby Minard said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Anne R. Allen said...

This. Is. So. Awesome. Congrats!

Alexa said...

Congratulations!

Mystery Robin said...

WOO HOO!!! The caps aren't big enough to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I've been wishing for this for so long for you!!!! YAY!!!

(And I love him - I love all the baseball stuff in his bio - YAY!)

Buffy Andrews said...

Totally awesome. So happy for you:)

Karen Akins said...

Yeee!!!

Kelly said...

OUTSTANDING!! Congratulations! He's a lucky agent.

kathrynjankowski said...

Fantastic news, Authoress, and well-deserved. Congratulations!

S.Q. Eries said...

congratulations! indeed it's a wonderful Christmas gift!

Sharla said...

WOOT!!! OMG I'm so excited for you! After all you do for the rest of us, you DESERVE this awesomeness. Congrats a hundred times over, and relax and enjoy your holiday. You're the bomb and now your very own AA knows it. *clapping*

Lisa B. said...

Aaahh!!! Congrats! That is so fantastic! And on behalf of the entire writing community and all you do for us, this is so well deserved. :)

Jodi Meadows said...

You have worked SO HARD for this, and given so much to the community. IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALIZES YOUR BRILLIANCE!!! Good for Josh!

*loff loff loff* I'm so proud of you, Authoress!

Patti said...

You totally deserve it since you've helped so many other people.

Tiffany said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! That is a fabulous Christmas present and you deserve it! Wooohoooo!!!

JM Frey said...

Oh My God!

About time, my love!

Congradulations and I can't wait to pick up the book!

Welcome to this side of the insanity.

gideon 86 said...

I am SO thrilled for you Authoress. You have worked so hard for others and now it's your turn. CONGRATULATIONS! You so deserve it. Enjoy the holidays. You're off to a great start!

Michael

lynnrush said...

OMW. I'm so excited for you. CONGRATS!

K. M. Walton said...

Spectacular news!!!!!! I am so very happy for you! What a wonderful way to go into the holiday season. YAY, YAY, YAY, and YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

kellye said...

What a terrific way to leave 2010! Hearty congrats!

Mr. A said...

Everyone said everything I was going to.
But then I did get to say it all before any of them. :-)

So proud of you, my sweet Authoress. I love you!

sheryl gwyther said...

Brilliant news, Authoress. And you deserve it! Thank you for your hard work this year - especially thank you for the chance to win a second prize and have the opportunity to send my ms to the lovely Danielle Chiotti. Much appreciated! Have a wonderful 2011. :P

therealtwinmom said...

Wonderful news! Good for you, Authoress.

lvae said...

Congratulations! :) That's amazing news, and I wish you all the best!

Susan S said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

That is such wonderful news! It could not have happened to a nicer or more deserving person. What a wonderful Christmas present.

I'm so excited for you I can barely type!

Ashley R. Graham said...

Congrats, Authoress! So happy for you!

Jennifer Shirk said...

CONGRATS!!!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Seriously awesome. Congratulations!

Emily M. said...

I don't think I've ever commented--only lurked--but I have often thought what a great service you've given so many people through this blog. Congratulations on landing your agent! That is wonderful, and you totally deserve it.

Cat said...

Congratulations and good luck. Hopefully, the book-deal will wait for you in the next year. Wouldn't that be a nice spring surprise?

sbjames said...

Congrats!! Fantastic news. Can't wait to see your book on shelves and learn your real name!! You will tell us, right?

B.Lois said...

So glad to hear it! You work so hard and it paid off. Congratulations - truly inspiring!

Mags said...

Congratulations! Josh is my agent, and he's absolutely wonderful to work with. You've made a great choice there, IMO!

Charlie said...

Yowza! That's fantastic! Srs merry Christmas, no?

Writer Tessa said...

AWESOME news!!! So very, very happy for you :)

Anonymous said...

Congratuations!!

ellen

Gretchen said...

This news makes me so happy. Congratulations! Christmas came early.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Nobody deserves more than you.

Barbara said...

Congrats to you, Authoress! The hard work has paid off. Looks like all that good karma you've been spreading around has bounced back to you. All the best for your continued success!

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS!!!!! What a perfect holiday gift!

Patricia A. Timms said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so exciting. It even made my day that much better.

Happy holidays!

Adam Heine said...

WOO-to-the-HOO! Congratulations, Authoress. You rock.

sally apokedak said...

Yeehaw! Good for you!

Blee Bonn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

I am so, so happy for you! Hearing this made my day. :)

Melanie Hooyenga said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAYYYYYY Authoresss!!!! Please spill details. I am so hpapy for you! You deserve it.

--(An agented author who's gotten a lot out of Mssnarksfirstvictim)

RubyRed0 said...

That is wonderful! I'm soooo happy for you. ;-)

Amy Kinzer said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! That's great Authoress, super happy for you. Can't wait to read more about your road to publication.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Authoress!

I am a lurker, yet have always wished you well and sent positive vibes your way. What fantastic news!

Looking forward to sharing the nexts steps of your exciting journey.

What a merry, merry Christmas!


Tracy March

Jemi Fraser said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!! Nobody deserves this more. Nobody! Congratulations :)

I'm doing a happy dance for you :)

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Can't tell you how thrilled I am for you!!!!

Congratulations!

Merry merry Christmas!

The Writer said...

Yay for you! :) You deserve it! I'm sure you're over the moon! CONGRATS!!!

Francesca said...

There are very few people on the interwebs who deserve this more than you. Congratulations. So so much! Hooray!

Jamie said...

What Francesca said! I'm so glad it's finally your turn. You've done a tremendous amount to help writers improve and get published.

I can't wait to buy your book.

Kiriojo said...

Congratulations! Now you'll be able to give us even more information about how it all works!

Karie Langevin said...

What fabulous news - congratulations!

John K said...

Way to go!

You have to wear the red hat to your first book signing.

Jeff said...

Congrats! Best news a person could get. Happy holidays!

Transparent Mama said...

Glory! So excited for you.

Jon Paul said...

Congrats A! That's so awesome!

Kate Larkindale said...

Congratulations!

That's got to be the best Xmas gift ever!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Wow, that's amazing! That's the most awesome post you've ever made, woohoo! Congratulations and I wish you tons of success! :D

B.E. Sanderson said...

Congratulations!

lbdiamond said...

Congrats, Authoress!!!!!

midnightblooms said...

The best news! After watching you help so many others to representation and publication, it's great to hear you achieve the same thing.

Congratulations!

brendao said...

What happy holiday news! No one deserves it more! Congrats!

Jen J. Danna said...

Congratulations!!! Truly wonderful news! I'm absolutely thrilled for you... :)

Traci Van Wagoner said...

Yay! That is a great Christmas present. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

HGrant said...

Congratulations! Best of luck with your book!

Theresa Romain said...

WONDERFUL NEWS! Congratulations! I'm so glad you got this in time for Christmas. What an extra-fantastic holiday for you!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Woot! What a great Christmas present. I'm so happy for you! So looking forward to seeing your books sell. As you can see, you have a lot of fans already. :)

Angie said...

Congratulations! What a perfect Christmas present. :D

Elana Johnson said...

Aaaahhh!! Congrats! Can't wait to read about your next big announcement: a SALE. :)

sue said...

Congratulations Authoress! That is fantastic news. I wish you all the best and a very merry Christmas.

Jenilyn Tolley said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful Christmas present!!

Jean Davis said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

Blodwyn said...

Congratulations!! No one deserves this more than you!!!!

littlescribbler said...

Congratulations!! That's amazing!

Kate said...

Yay! The universe is a little more balanced today.

Mayaah said...

:O
About time! Congratulations - you deserve it! :)

JKB said...

YAY!

Congrats!!

Justin D. Herd said...

Congratulations!

I remember at the OWFI last May him mentioning your contests. Should've known somewhere down the line it would've clicked.

LeighS said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! Dare I say it? AWESOME!

TKAstle said...

Awesome! Congratulations times ten, or a hundred, or...you pick the number!

Lyla said...

I don't know how I missed this post--I saw your next one. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS! I was so happy to hear this :) I'm looking forward to your books!

Trish said...

Fantastic news Authoress, can't wait to see your real name in print and a front view of your photo when your books are published.

Congratulations, you worked hard for that, and what a great Christmas present.

Maurene J. Hinds said...

Congratulations! Great news!

bfav said...

I can see I'm late to this party but just wanted to say congrats. That is the best news ever. You deserve it.