Thursday, July 08, 2010

good news galore

Hello from sunny, temperate England (utterly unlike the New York I left, which was somehow both overcast-muggy and 8,000 degrees). And apologies again for the neglect in this time of Busy. But in the meantime, I have tons of things to announce.

First, you still have until midnight tonight to enter the contest! And let's be totally honest--I'm not going to be back at my computer again until Sunday, so if you're running a little late--like three days late--I'm probably not going to notice. No one has suggested a prize yet, either, so I'm still open for suggestions.

In other mischief, lots of of old friends have great news!

Ebony McKenna's debut novel, ONDINE, a fairytale-mystery, was just released in Canada. Congrats, Ebony, and I can't wait to see it in BNN as well as Indigo :)

Anita Laydon Miller, our friendly Colorado book reviewer, has landed a literary agent--she's just signed with Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary. You go, Anita! Let us know how your adventures unfold!

It's a hot day in Colorado. Stephanie Blake (also known as Colorado Writer) has just landed a book deal! Robin Benjamin at Marshall Cavendish has bought Stephanie's debut, THE MARBLE QUEEN, for publication in 2012.

I feel a special victory here because all three of these ladies have been online friends for a long, long time. It's, like, victory for everybody. Congrats, everybody! Keep making me proud :)

16 comments:

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Hey, congrats to everyone. England! I know someone else who is in England. Say hello to the queen for me, and tell her we're ready for independence down under.

Have fun, Simon.

Matthew Rush said...

Congrats ladies! Enjoy England.

Barbara said...

Oddly enough, the Queen has been in New York and probably couldn't be given these colonies back with interest. So warm under that ermine.

JES said...

Great news all around -- way to go!

(Laughing at Barbara's comment, too. :))

Are you in England for one of those weddings you recently squeaked about?

Anita said...

Awwww, thank you! :)

Karen Carr said...

Awesome news! I'm moving to Colorado, something in the water?

lyndalepress said...

I didn't realize ONDINE was a book! I was eager to see the movie and am now even more excited to read it.

Ebony McKenna. said...

Oh Moonrat thank you so much!
I am having a dream run with Ondine, the reviews have been so positive I can't believe my luck.

Except for people confusing it for the movie. :-)

I'm sorry, it's not a tie-in for the Colin Farrell film. (Even though he's gorgeous) We began editing and then found out about the movie. The timing was just one of those things. Ah well.
*mwah* and have a wonderful time in England.

Ebony McKenna. said...

Silly me, forgot the best bit

Congratulations Anita and Stephanie.
Such fantastic news!!!!

Heather Snow said...

England?!?!? First time I've been jealous of a (moon)rat :)

Have a fabulous time. I totally need a scone...

Stephanie Blake said...

Thanks, Moonie! Have some tea for me.

Anonymous said...

Prize? Why the shoes, of course.

I want those slippers!

Glynis said...

Enjoy England, the land of my birth.
Congratulations to all those with exciting book news.

THE INTERN said...

Moonrat! INTERN is in England too! Let's wave at each other from our respective castles!

Bernita said...

The very best mischief!
Congratulation to the trio!

Dawn Simon said...

Congrats, ladies! I'm happy for all three of you!