Friday, June 26, 2009

A Late Announcement



I'm sure you've noticed I've been rather absent as of late. Things are fine. All my limbs are still attached, my kids are still alive, the house hasn't burned down, and I'm still writing. I guess the only excuse for my absence is that I have this amazing, stupendous, ridiculously awesome news and I don' t know how to share it. So, without any further ado, here it is.


On may 25th I opened up my e-mail to find a note that began--


"Karen,

It is my greatest pleasure to inform you that you and your manuscript “The Sapphire Flute” have been selected for publication by our new company, Valor Publishing Group, LLC. All the members of our acquisitions board were pleased with your writing ability, excited about your truly captivating story, and confident that your book will do well in this market. . . .

. . . We are all looking forward to working with you, and we’re excited … especially after watching you win contest after contest … to finally see you officially in print."



After 17 years of learning the craft, working so stinking hard to perfect and polish it, I got a contract.

Yes, people, The Sapphire Flute will be available in bookstores everywhere March 15th of 2010. Can we say Exciting? Happy? THRILLED???

Oh, yeah. We sure can. VALOR PUBLISHING GROUP ROCKS!!! I'm gonna be published!!! Woo hoo!!!!

17 comments:

Christine Bryant said...

YIPPEE! You sooo deserve this, Karen. I'm so happy for you. Ah-hem, can I get your autograph...pleeeease.

Tricia said...

Do you have a book tour city list yet? Do we get on a waiting list, or just buy the book and stand in line around the block for hours for our SIGNED copy?

I joined the Valor fan group on FB, so I can get all the fun updates! Can't wait to see their announcement for S.F.!

WHOOT WHOOT!

Josi said...

So excited for you, Karen--best of luck!

Nichole Giles said...

Can't wait to get mine! I knew it was coming soon, and am so, very happy it's finally happening for you. You totally deserve this, and so does your book. It's amazing.

Now, get to work on the sequel!

Nichole

Kristi Stevens said...

Yay!!!! This calls for a celebration! Happy, Happy dance! Hurray!

Love you,

Now comes the dreaded editorial letter. Yuck!

Pink Ink said...

Karen, that is so AWESOME! Congratulations!!! :-)

L.T. Elliot said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'M SO BLOODY PROUD OF YOU, GIRL!!

This is the very best news and I couldn't be more thrilled even if I was me getting published. (Serious!) I can't frickin' wait!!! Of course, you're totally dedicating it to me, right? Because we know I'm that awesome. (Just kidding!!!)

Diva Donna said...

Congratulations, Karen. How thrilling that must have been! And as I hear it there are tons of thrills coming your way. The edits the cover art, the ARCs, the tours, the signings, the conference panels you will now be on the other side of, and the knowledge that you have achieved a dream. You go get 'em.

Nikki said...

Woo hoo!! Although I have a copy, I'll be running to the bookstore to get an "official" copy that I can have you sign and have as a keepsake, that will be worth lots one day, but I'll never sell! :)

Valerie Ipson said...

Don't know if I've said it before, but CONGRATULATIONS, Karen. You're my new hero!

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

I know I've congratulated you a zillion billion times but I couldn't be left off the official announcement post.
I'm so proud of you and couldn't be happier if it were me!

Karlene said...

Great news! So excited for you!

Michael Davis said...

Well I'm running behind, but congratulations! Looking forward to seeing this hit the shelves. A nice feather in your cap with the upcoming reunion. :)

- Michael

Karen Hoover said...

Thanks, everybody!!!

I know, Mike! I'm excited to at least have something to show for the past 20 years. lol Are you going to be there?

Jaime Theler said...

Congratulations!!!! It's the best feeling in the world, isn't it?

Michael Davis said...

Actually I just found out I probably wont make the reunion. :( My company has me in an intensive training program until October. So while I miss the reunion, I get some more job skills. A mixed bag, like so much in life, but I still talk to most everyone so I'll just e-reunion myself :)
- Michael

Julie Wright said...

Congratulations babe! You so deserve this!