Monday, February 20, 2012

The Big Reveal

It was Friday, February 10th. I was a little down and out about querying. I had given a certain publishing company a look before, I knew who they were, I knew some of their authors, I knew they were very author friendly, and I knew that they were legit and making a big splash. After even more research, they seemed like exactly the type of team I wanted to be on. So, I thought, "Why not?"

I put together my query for Heather Howland, Senior Editor, and pressed the send button. Normally, when sending a query, I would hem and haw over clicking that button, but for some reason, I barely hesitated this time. Twenty minutes later, she responded with an enthusiastic full request.

One week and a day later, February 18th, I was having a phone conversation with her. She loved my book... Sigh... That feels SO GOOD to say!

Today, I signed the contract!



That's right... I'm an Entangled Teen author!!! My book, THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD, is slated for Spring 2013!!!

Wow... I still... I can't even... Yeah, I'm still in shock...

28 comments:

  1. Wow!! Huge congrats to you, Entangled is awesome.

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    1. Thank you! So excited to work with Entangled!

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  2. Congrats to you! Such an accomplishment to celebrate. I look forward to reading your book:)

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  3. Congrats, Leah! You little sneaky author, you. Hee. I've heard amazing things about this publisher!

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    1. I know, right?! I couldn't be happier! Thanks, Anita :)

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  4. Wow! Congrats! I sighed with EP two weeks ago. Hooray!!

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    1. Thanks and Hooray for us publisher buddies!

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  6. You're going to have to click here to see how I feel about this, because blogger won't let me post the image in this comment :P

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    1. Blogger also won't allow you to edit replies, hence why my face is now all over your blog. :D It took me three tries to get that comment right, lol

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    2. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! AND THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU! Oh, and because you're a great writer and funny and.... okay I'll stop with the cheese now... :D

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  7. Congratulations to you! I LOVE Entangled books and I can't wait to read yours :)

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  8. Congratulations! Heather is also my editor and she rocks! You're going to love being with EP!

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    1. Thanks! She does rock!!! I'm so excited to get to work :)

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  9. That's great. Entangled seems to be doing great things. I'd love to send my WIP to them when it's ready.

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    1. I highly suggest you do! I'm very happy with where I've ended up :)

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  10. I love stories like this! Thanks for sharing and big congrats!

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  11. Wow, congrats! That must feel so good. I'll be keeping my eye out for your book. :) Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate it!

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    1. Thanks, Aimee! And it's no problem, love the blog and I've made a note of Dangerous Favor. You gave it such high praise, it must be good :)

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