The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

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Post by Mira » August 31st, 2012, 11:49 pm

cheekychook wrote:Two and a half years ago I started coming to this forum because I'd written a book and I wanted to know everything there was to know about getting it published.

Today it officially released from Turquoise Morning Press! For anyone who's curious, MEANT TO BE is now digitally available at Amazon, B&N, AllRomanceEbooks and Smashwords. The trade paperback will be available in about a month.

I could never have accomplished this without the help and support of several members of this forum and I'm grateful for all of you.

Hugs and chocolate for everyone! :)

That's wonderful, Cheeky! Mega-congratulations, and good luck with the book!! :D

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Post by bcomet » September 7th, 2012, 12:32 pm

Cheeky! Yeah!!!!

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Post by HillaryJ » September 13th, 2012, 11:04 am

I'm so pleased to finally be able to announce CARNIEPUNK, an anthology "which combines the carnival setting with the world of urban fantasy, a place of deception where monsters wait silently in the dark". My short story Recession of the Divine will be in it, alongside authors such as Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne and Jaye Wells. It's coming from Pocket Books in August 2013.

*deep breath* Squeeee!
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Post by cheekychook » September 13th, 2012, 9:09 pm

Congrats Hillary!

And thanks for the good wishes Mira and BComet!

I actually have a new SQUEE.

In April I attended the RT Booklover's Convention and I pitched some agents and editors. After multiple full request, an R&R from an awesome publisher and two offers of publication, I'm very happy to announce that I signed a contract with Samhain Publishing on a full length contemporary romance novel.

Very excited to be working with another wonderful publisher, especially one I've heard such good things about from other writers.

Oh, and I'm very proud to say that this book was my 2011 NaNo book----so that means both of my NaNos have earned publication contracts. NaNo ROCKS! Can't wait until NaNo 2012 starts---have a brand new project ready to go. Hope some Bransforumers are planning to NaNo with me again. The more the merrier! :D
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Post by HillaryJ » September 15th, 2012, 3:03 pm

Thanks, Cheeky!

And congrats to you! Over the years, I've developed a very good impression of Samhain. This will go to print as well, yes?
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Post by Mark.W.Carson » September 17th, 2012, 10:45 am

As it stands with my WIP, and the insights I have made in my process (I hope it is fixed now), I may be on that NaNo bandwagon. I hope it still counts, as I have spent a ton of time on it already.

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Post by Sommer Leigh » September 17th, 2012, 11:21 am

cheekychook wrote:Congrats Hillary!

And thanks for the good wishes Mira and BComet!

I actually have a new SQUEE.

In April I attended the RT Booklover's Convention and I pitched some agents and editors. After multiple full request, an R&R from an awesome publisher and two offers of publication, I'm very happy to announce that I signed a contract with Samhain Publishing on a full length contemporary romance novel.

Very excited to be working with another wonderful publisher, especially one I've heard such good things about from other writers.

Oh, and I'm very proud to say that this book was my 2011 NaNo book----so that means both of my NaNos have earned publication contracts. NaNo ROCKS! Can't wait until NaNo 2012 starts---have a brand new project ready to go. Hope some Bransforumers are planning to NaNo with me again. The more the merrier! :D

WOW YOU ARE ON FIRE!!!

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Post by bcomet » September 20th, 2012, 5:05 pm

Congratulations, CheekyChook!!!

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Post by cheekychook » September 27th, 2012, 11:45 pm

Thanks Hillary, Sommer and BComet! :)
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Post by Margo » October 9th, 2012, 2:27 pm

HillaryJ wrote:I'm so pleased to finally be able to announce CARNIEPUNK, an anthology "which combines the carnival setting with the world of urban fantasy, a place of deception where monsters wait silently in the dark". My short story Recession of the Divine will be in it, alongside authors such as Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne and Jaye Wells. It's coming from Pocket Books in August 2013.

*deep breath* Squeeee!

Well and TRULY impressive!
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Post by Margo » October 9th, 2012, 2:38 pm

Oooh, shiny new toy!

Amazon just made it possible for authors to see their author rank (versus book rank). I'm pleasantly surprised to see my pen name is in the top 5000 (about 4750) for all authors on Amazon (that includes trad authors, by the way), the top 2000 (about 1880) for all fiction authors, and bouncing around between #100-130 for all authors of my genre.
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Post by HillaryJ » October 14th, 2012, 12:18 am

Margo wrote: Well and TRULY impressive!
Thanks, Margo!
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Post by trixie » October 27th, 2012, 1:56 pm

My SQUEE good news has nothing to do with writing, but here's the place to share it...

I GOT A NEW JOB!

When I returned from the BransforumFest in Vegas last March, I learned our research center was closing. After a few weeks of number crunching (and crazy amounts of stress), my boss thought he had enough $ to get me through June, 2013. I wasn't as optimistic and figured I had until the new year.

I had some leads and interviews and it all came together about a week ago. I start on Oct 31st!

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Post by HillaryJ » October 29th, 2012, 1:14 am

trixie wrote:My SQUEE good news has nothing to do with writing, but here's the place to share it...

I GOT A NEW JOB!
Congratulations, Trixie! A new job and a Halloween start date to boot. Outstanding. :)



I'm pleased to announce that RUNNING IN THE DARK, the first novel in my urban fantasy Night Runner series will be released in a matter of hours. And I received word this weekend that DON'T BITE THE MESSENGER, the prequel novella, is a finalist for the EPIC e-Book awards!

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Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by Mark.W.Carson » May 31st, 2013, 11:55 am

Almost a year ago, thanks to a post someone on this forum put up, I watched the 2010 BYU Brandon Sanderson lectures. I sent him an email, thanking him, and told him I had plans to be a writer, and that the information he gave me made me feel better prepared to go ahead and do it, to make it happen, and that one day, he might see my book somewhere because of him.

Yesterday... he responded, offered me more support and told me to keep at it.

Brandon Sanderson took time out to answer a cold email with encouragement for someone who he has never met, never made a nickel off of in the sense of his lectures. It was a small gesture, but it re-emboldened me after worrying that after 2 years of trying to get this WIP under control, I might actually be near the finish line.

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