Monday, November 24, 2014

My BIG Announcement!!!

My agent and I have decided Halloween is our lucky day.

I signed with her on Halloween day in 2011.

I sold my second book, 25 Roses, the week before Halloween last year.

And this year, I sent her the final revisions for my chapter book series, Piper Morgan.

Guess what?

I SOLD THE SERIES!




Simon & Schuster has bought the rights to Piper Morgan Joins the Circus, as well as three more books in the series (still to be written). I'm over-the-moon excited.

Here's the Publisher's Marketplace announcement. (Those of you who follow me on Twitter already know this news, so forgive the repeat of Friday's excitement!)




98 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That is your lucky day. And sold so quickly - awesome!!

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    1. Thank you, Alex! We'd been revising it for a while, but this last part did go very quickly!

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  2. Congratulations Stephanie... this is awesome. It might be luck but I also think it is all the hard work you put into it too...Enjoy ♡

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    1. Thank you, Launna! I started writing in 1995, so I'm definitely one of those people who put some time in!

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  3. What a wonderful announcement! Congratulations! May you continue to have much success on this journey.

    I'm going to go follow you on Twitter.

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie!!! What a great start to the week :)

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  5. Awesome news! Congratulations!

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  6. oooh, now that is huge, Simon and Schuster are so huge! Let us party all night long! Call the paparazzi!

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    1. S&S is awesome. Thank you so much, Dezmond!

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  7. Wonderful, wonderful news and it couldn't happen to a nicer gal. Congrats times a million!

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  8. Congratulations Stephanie, you are so deserving of this. I'm as excited for you as that dancing lady kicking her heels, lol.
    You'll have something to be really thankful this Thanksgiving.
    Big hugs,
    JB

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    1. I think Elaine dances better than I do, actually!

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  9. Whoop whoop! Congrats, Stephanie! What a terrific way to close out the year! :)

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    1. Thank you, Quanie! Yes, it is, for sure.

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  10. I SQUEALED SO hard just now--I missed the twitter announcement! how AMAZING is this, Stephanie??? Celebrate!!!!!!!! so exciting and so well deserved!! xoxo

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  11. Wonderful news to hear this Monday morning!! WTG and congratulations!! Wishing you much success with the series and in your writng days ahead!!

    betty

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  12. Congrats, that is all kinds of awesome.

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  13. how incredibly exciting for you!!! way to go, stephanie!!!

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  14. Hi Stephanie! WHOOOHOOO!! I'm so excited for you! Not only selling your book, but for them seeing the promise in your writing and asking for MORE from you! What a wonderful time of year for you, not spooky at all!!!!!
    It's going to be a wonderful Thanksgiving for you :)
    Ceil

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    1. I know, I'm so excited! Lots to be thankful for, as Julia mentioned above!

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  15. How wonderful!!! So happy for you. Congratulations!!!

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  16. Congratulations. This is indeed wonderful news. Now all you have to do is do everything on or near Halloween.

    Have a fabulous day on cloud nine. :)

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    1. So true! I don't even write scary books (although the one that won my agent over was a scary one, so that part of it was appropriate). Halloween's my favorite holiday, so I love that it's my lucky day, too!

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  17. What wonderful news!! You have earned it and deserve it! Have a beautiful week:)

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  18. Congratulations and may there be many more successes in your future!

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  19. Congrats! That's amazing news, Stephanie! I'm so happy for you. :)

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  20. Woo Hoo -and happy dances. Congratulations.

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    1. Lots of happy dances here. Thanks!

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  21. I am so excited for you and I would definitely say that seems to be a very lucky day for you! Congrats Stephanie!!!

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  22. Woot!! Congrats!! What a perfect holiday gift.

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    1. It's the best gift ever. Thanks, Brenda!

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  23. That is awesome news! Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations! This is fantastic news!

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  25. I didn't see it on Twitter, so it was news to me. Congratulation!

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  26. That is terrific! Congrats to the nth degree... or something... Ha.

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  27. Congrats! That's awesome. You must be thrilled. It's always nice to make a living doing what you love. :)

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    1. Thank you, Holli. (<----I got it right!!!) It is awesome. Although right now I'm trying to finish all my articles so I can take Wednesday through Sunday off...

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  28. Congratulations, young lady. I am pleased for you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you, Janie! And thank you for calling me YOUNG!

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  29. Wow, Stephanie. This is something to celebrate!! Congratulations and I wish you nothing but success with the series!

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  30. congrats, it is your lucky day

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    1. It was, indeed, Adam. Best news ever!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! Maybe your brand new little one will one day be reading my books!

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  32. I am so very happy for you!! Well done. :)

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    1. Oh my goodness - is that Julia Dreyfuss dancing on your blog?

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  33. Congratulations!!! That is such great news!!

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  34. Woots! Congrats Stephanie!! That's so awesome <3

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  35. Congrats! Halloween is your lucky day! :) Simon & Schuster's a big one too!

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    1. And they send the BEST electronic Christmas cards each year. It's the writing highlight of my Christmas season, I swear! I know it sounds crazy, but any time I get one of those "Simon & Schuster" emails, I feel like I'm in some elite group. It is...it's just a group I worked for about 20 years to be a part of!

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  36. Oh my gosh, that is INCREDIBLE!!!! Huge congratulations to you!! :)

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  37. Congratulations, that's awesome news!!

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  38. yay congratulations, that's a great news!

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  39. That's wonderful! Congratulations.

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  40. Woohooo! It's better than Halloween candy!

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  41. Woot, woot! That's amazing awesomesauce. I'm doing a happy dance for you, with cheese.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  42. Huge Congratulations to you Stephanie. Very, very happy for you. Hugs.

    I will definitely email you about my school visit experiences that you wanted to know more about. It will definitely come in handy when you promote the chapter book series.

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  43. Celebrating with you, in your good news. :) Dance if you want too. LOL

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  44. So, so, so excited for you!!!! Congratulations, Stephanie! You are my inspiration to NEVER give up. :)

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  45. OMG, Stephanie, that's wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Stephanie, a million times, congrats!!! :) What wonderful news and what a fantastic way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Big hugs!

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  47. Congratulations! May you go from strength to strength.

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  48. raise the roof, Stephanie!! can I party dance with you??

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  49. So excited for you, Stephanie! What a great day to have for a lucky day! The new series sounds intriguing. Can't wait to read about Piper. :)

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  50. That's WONDERFUL news, Stephanie! A HUGE congratulations to you! You must be over the moon. :)

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  51. That is fantastic news. I am so happy for you.

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