Thursday, September 29, 2011

Secret Revealed...I HAVE AN AGENT!!!

Wow, it feels amazing to reveal this little HUGE secret! I've been bursting like an overfilled balloon - all stuffed with helium that makes my voice sound high and squeaky - to tell you the news and to use this picture...


My writing partner, Yelena Casale, and I accepted representation from literary agents, Frances Black and Jennifer Mishler, at Literary Counsel this week. We couldn't reveal the news until we had spoken with the other agents reading our novel, Blood Bond, and agonizing over the possibilities. But, in the end, we knew we couldn't sign with anyone else. The passion and enthusiasm these two SUPER agents have shown since the very first query letter has surpassed all of our expectations. We're thrilled to be a part of the Literary Counsel team.


Although we are reveling in this achievement, we are looking to the next steps in the long road to publication - including writing more books together - with gusto. So, what’s next? How about...


I hope you'll join the party and help us celebrate!  In honor of this achievement, I'm giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner's choice. All you have to do is comment on this post, and if you want some extra points, follow the rules below. Yelena is giving away a gift card too! So you have double the chance to win. Check out her contest HERE.



15 comments :

  1. WOW, congrats to the both of you! That's phenomenal :D

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  2. Yes, it's true!!! We are super excited and are looking forward to working with Fran and Jennifer. This is a big step on the road to being published and we couldn't be happier!

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  3. Congrats! Hope you have a sale to announce very soon!:)

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  4. Congratulations--it's about time your hard work paid off! Are you going to do more of a "how we got our agent" post? I'm curious whether you got this agent through a trad query or a contest or something.

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  5. Yay!!! Congratulations! *throws confetti and streamers* I'm SO happy for you both and can hardly wait for your novel to sell! It sounds like you're in excellent hands.

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  6. Congratulations! :) That's so exciting!

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  7. Thank you all so much!

    @Angelica, I'd love to do a post like that down the road. But, I'll tell you this was from a traditional query. It went from query to partial to full to offer all within a week. So, while we'd been querying this book for some time, the offer was quick!

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  8. Tina how AWESOME! And to be able to share this with a writing partner makes it doubly better! I know, that's how I did with my first book. Having that partner with you is just wonderful.

    Congrats to you both!

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  9. Congratulations, Tina & Yelena!!! Fantastic news and a well deserved achievement. Best of luck when you go on sub and I can't wait to read the book.

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  10. YAY!!! Congratulations, Tina! I'm so excited and happy for you and Yelena! :)))))

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  11. Wow! How great to click on your blog and see this news. Congrats to both of you. *throws confetti* What a thrill. Love the pix on the post, especially Vader Kitty.

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  12. WOOOO! So you realize we have millions of questions, right? I'm going to peruse your blog to see if they're already answered, but now we all want to see the query, and hear the process, and how the phone call went and how you made your decision and and and... :)

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