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xiaotien
05-27-2008, 08:40 PM
the fabulous agent said it was okay to
share the good news.

last thursday, i accepted a three book offer
from greenwillow, an imprint of harpercollins.
my editor was so enthusiastic and wonderful
from the start. the book went to auction, but
in the end, i felt she would be the best fit
for me and my books.

the offer is for spirit bound, its sequel, as well
as a childrens picture book. she had googled me
and found my blog, saw my brush work and a random
post i had made the previous day about my dream
to do a picture book with my own art one day. and
she put that in the offer!

to say i'm amazed and astounded is an
understatement! don't let anyone tell you that
having a blog under your writing name
isn't worth doing!!

i can't thank my fellow absolutewriters enough--the ones
who made me laugh and brought cheer when i
was feeling hopeless and down. i picked myself
off the floor and kept going because of your words
and encouragement.

you know who you are.

/bootay shake!!
/bootay shake!!
/bootay shake!!

my first novel is getting published!!!!!

Vandal
05-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Wow! Fantastic news.

alleycat
05-27-2008, 08:45 PM
Congratulations!

mscelina
05-27-2008, 08:45 PM
Congratulations! After all of your hard work, you deserve it.

best of luck to you and happy publishing!

*squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!*

Marian Perera
05-27-2008, 08:46 PM
How super is that? Very very pleased for you. :)

Bubastes
05-27-2008, 08:46 PM
That is wonderful news!! Congratulations!

Tasmin21
05-27-2008, 08:47 PM
ZOMG Xiao!!!!! Ok, I'm happy dancing at my desk here at work, and my co-workers all think I'm crazy, but I'm so HAPPY for you!!!!!!

melaniehoo
05-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Holy cow! Congratulations!!!

JoNightshade
05-27-2008, 08:49 PM
Oh my gosh!!! CONGRATSSSSS!!! Sooooo awesome!!!

xiaotien
05-27-2008, 08:51 PM
:Sun::Sun::Sun:

THANK YOU!!!

*dances with tas*****

Paichka
05-27-2008, 08:52 PM
Oh hon, that's AMAZING!

Congratulations! HUGE bootay shakes! :Hug2:

Nakhlasmoke
05-27-2008, 08:57 PM
OMG CINDY!

I was expecting good news, but that is just awesome!

I am so happy for you. :D

qwerty
05-27-2008, 08:58 PM
Oh wowsie-wowsie! That is brilliant news. Thanks for sharing with us.

Many congrats and good luck vibes are coming your way from France.

mikeland
05-27-2008, 09:00 PM
Three book deal? And they bought a book you didn't even know you were selling?!?!?!? That is totally crazy and awesome.

Congrats!

Harper K
05-27-2008, 09:02 PM
Yowza! That's fantastic! And what a wonderful surprise the addition of the picture book must have been. Big congrats! :D :D :D

xiaotien
05-27-2008, 09:06 PM
:partyguy::partyguy::partyguy:

words cannot express my astonishment!

/bootay shake!!!!!

yay!!!!

dawinsor
05-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Oh. My. God. That is so wonderful. I'm speechless. Congratulations, Xiao. You're an inspiration to us all!

Gray Rose
05-27-2008, 09:10 PM
That is seriously AWESOME!!! Bootay shake!!

dolores haze
05-27-2008, 09:16 PM
Mega bootay shake! Congratulations!

xiaotien
05-27-2008, 09:16 PM
groug hugs and rubs for good luck!

only the PG bits, please!

i am a YA author, afterall.

thanks everyone for the well wishes!!!

TrishD
05-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Cindy, that's such amazing news!! Congratulations!!

Calla Lily
05-27-2008, 09:19 PM
:snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray:

Oh-my-gosh, xiao! Totally fantastic!

:snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray: :snoopy: :hooray:

*rubs xiao's head and fingers for good luck*

Head for the ideas, fingers for the typing, of course!

C.bronco
05-27-2008, 09:20 PM
That's awesome!

caromora
05-27-2008, 09:22 PM
!! That is AMAZING! Congratulations! :)

stormie
05-27-2008, 09:23 PM
Congrats and snoopy dance! :snoopy:

donroc
05-27-2008, 09:34 PM
A trifecta! Wonderful. Good for you.

roskoebaby
05-27-2008, 09:37 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wickeddj
05-27-2008, 09:38 PM
Fantastic! Now is the time to *honestly* acknowledge to yourself if you haven't before that you are a talented and amazing individual--what you just accomplished is almost unheard of.

If you don't uncork the champagne (or sparkling cider) and howl at the moon over this tonight, you're a madwoman. :D

Congratulations!
DJ

jhtatroe
05-27-2008, 09:41 PM
Oh my gosh! What an amazing offer! I'm so very happy for you... you've been working so hard and you deserve this success! I can't wait to see your works in print. Congratulations!

Dreamer3702
05-27-2008, 09:43 PM
OMG XIAO THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*HUGS*

xiaotien
05-27-2008, 09:47 PM
aww, thanks everyone!

thanks for celebrating with me so
it feels a little more real.

!!!!!!!!!!!!

:e2cookie:

Red-Green
05-27-2008, 09:48 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

[rubs Xiao for good luck]

seaaircarol
05-27-2008, 09:51 PM
Soooo extremely awesome!!!!

Many, many congratulations!!!!

DWSTXS
05-27-2008, 09:56 PM
wow! You are cooler than a polar bear's toenail!


congrats!

clara bow
05-27-2008, 09:56 PM
Congratulations!!! How exciting that your editor went to the effort of googling you. Many happy sales!!

nevada
05-27-2008, 10:05 PM
Congratulations. And your children's book will be amazing. Your brushwork is absolutely superb. What a fantastic contract.

Soccer Mom
05-27-2008, 10:09 PM
I'm totally doing the Bootay Shake at work and folks think I've gone crazy!

OMZ! Xiao!

:snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

xiaotien
05-27-2008, 10:10 PM
dancing snoopies attack!

dancing snoopies attack!!

*hugs*

thanks so much soccer mom!

you were there in the house of pain from
the beginning!

smlgr8
05-27-2008, 10:30 PM
Fabulous news! Congratulations

lkp
05-27-2008, 10:33 PM
OMG, that's amazing!

Southern_girl29
05-27-2008, 10:51 PM
Congratulations, that's wonderful news.

rachel.moore.hawkins
05-27-2008, 11:05 PM
Xiao, I am SO SO excited for you!! That rocks, and you TOTALLY deserve it! I love when good things happen to good people! And I can't wait to buy Spirit Bound! :)

Robin
05-27-2008, 11:21 PM
:snoopy: Much of the shaking of the bootays here for you! :snoopy:

Congratulations! That is awesome news!

Cranky
05-27-2008, 11:29 PM
That is wonderful news! I saw your artwork on your site, and I drooled. So pretty!

:partyguy:

Little Red Barn
05-27-2008, 11:31 PM
:snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::s noopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::sno opy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::PartySmil:PartySmil:P artySmil:PartySmil:PartySmil:) Way to Go, sa whettie!!!! AWESOME!!!!
hugs

Claudia Gray
05-27-2008, 11:32 PM
Congrats!

Irysangel
05-27-2008, 11:39 PM
I think we are going to see a lot more bootay-shaking around this joint. ;)

Congratulations!!!!! Very exciting. :)

Esopha
05-27-2008, 11:40 PM
I had to run into the official thread.

CONGRATS CINDY!!! :partyguy:

xiaotien
05-27-2008, 11:42 PM
thanks so much for celebrating with me!

it makes it a little more real. just a little. =D

xoxoxo

Ken
05-27-2008, 11:54 PM
gets up and does bootay dance for xiaotien.
(Hmm, perhaps I should've let snoopy do the dancing.)
Big Congrats. You rock :-)

Julianne Douglas
05-27-2008, 11:55 PM
Cindy, what awesome news!!! Your success story has been amazing to follow. Your persistence paid off big-time--what an example for the rest of us. I wish you all the best and can't wait to dog your footsteps through production and publication here and on your blog. And to buy all three books, of course!! Way to go!!

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 12:02 AM
jill from the blueboards posted my official PM announcement!

May 27, 2008
Children's:
Young Adult Cindy Pon's SPIRIT BOUND, set in an ancient kingdom based on Chinese folklore, myth and magic, to Virginia Duncan at Green Willow Books, in a three-book deal, for publication in April 2009, by Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman (NA).

sheadakota
05-28-2008, 12:07 AM
WOO HOO!!!!! wow and fantastic!!!! I am sooo thrilled for you!!!:partyguy:

LLivingston
05-28-2008, 12:10 AM
I just wandered over to your website and had to come back to say - your stuff is marvelous!

Congratulations on the deal!!! (As a fellow Harper author, I can assure you that they are absolutely awesome people to work with - enjoy!!)

Cheers,
Lesley

dawinsor
05-28-2008, 12:34 AM
That's a relatively quick publication date too! You rock.

triceretops
05-28-2008, 12:38 AM
Good for you, girl! You came, you saw, you conquered! WTG!

Tri

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 12:42 AM
That's a relatively quick publication date too! You rock.

i'm trying not to think about it.

must discuss with editor. haha!

it is very soon, i thought fall 09 would
be soon, but she seems to want the book
out in time for summer 09.

/tries not to faint or boof.

Blondchen
05-28-2008, 12:45 AM
Holy crap, girl, that is ROCKIN! And fast, too. Hasn't it only been out a few months? Congratulations!

kristie911
05-28-2008, 12:49 AM
I'm doing a booty shake for you! You rock!

Congrats!! :snoopy:

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 12:54 AM
thanks blondchen and kristie!

blond--it was on sub for six weeks.

kristie, my work outs at the gym have been
keeping me sane!!

Esopha
05-28-2008, 12:57 AM
Cin I just told my mom and we had like a mini-celebration for you. :D

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 01:01 AM
sophie, please tell cranky to bake or
eat something chocolatey or pie for me!
you, too!

yay!!!! *hugs*

Esopha
05-28-2008, 01:10 AM
It's a little too hot for baking, but we'll be sure to pick up a cake later this week. :D

Stew21
05-28-2008, 01:11 AM
congratulations! wonderful news.

IceCreamEmpress
05-28-2008, 01:17 AM
Oh, my gosh. Fantastic (and clearly well-deserved) news.

That's great. Go, you!

JJ Cooper
05-28-2008, 01:36 AM
Sensational news.

I agree about the website/blog thing too. My new publishers checked mine before they offered the deal. Any author submitting to an agent/publisher would be crazy these days not to have one.

So happy for you and look forward to the updates toward publication.

JJ

Vincent
05-28-2008, 01:40 AM
Amazing news, well done.

Karen Duvall
05-28-2008, 01:49 AM
I read your news this morning but only now got the chance to come in here and offer you my

http://www.arenaflowers.com/product_image/large/307-congratulations_balloon.jpg

I'm so happy for you I can hardly stand it! This is almost exactly like Stephanie Meyers' first sale story, and I hope you have equal success (if not more). Movie deal! Yeah! And action figures! I can't think of a more deserving author than you! 8^)

(_/_) (_\_) (_/_) (_\_) (_/_) (_\_) (_/_) (_\_)

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 01:59 AM
karen, hha! oh man.
i wish! i just want my debut to do well enough
to turn some (modest) profit ...

and i look to you for writing more books.

i've only done one! and i'm scared about writing
the second as a contracted author. *faints*
hold me, karen.

and /bootay shake! to you for good luck!!! =D

Gary Clarke
05-28-2008, 02:12 AM
GOOOOOOOO Xiao!!! I am soo happy for you!

IHeartWriting
05-28-2008, 02:58 AM
Mega congrats!

Hope you celebrated all weekend long!

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 03:02 AM
iheart, i actually was in a dazed sort
of befuddlement all weekend.

you never know how you'll react when
your dreams are handed to you!

it's slowly very slowly sinking in.

thank you!

IHeartWriting
05-28-2008, 03:30 AM
lol, that's okay, you'll have plenty of other chances to celebrate like --

once your edits are done

when you see your cover

when you actually hold your book

PUBLICATION!

getting a great review

visiting your book at the local store

REPEAT

Susan Breen
05-28-2008, 03:35 AM
That is amazing news! Congratulations.

Pike
05-28-2008, 03:57 AM
Some days I hate going to work because I miss out on all of the fun. CONGRATS!!!!

Damn girl, that little ray of sunshine of yours just keeps getting bigger. I'm going to bask in its glow. *saying this while bouncing enthusiasticly in his chair* Balls off!

Pike

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 04:04 AM
pike, erm, i always say BALLS OUT!

but balls off, too, if it works for you.

hahaha!

/bootay shake for good luck!!!!!

Pike
05-28-2008, 04:20 AM
Doh! I started early on the "sauce" so that's my sorry excuse for not editing my post better. Balls Out it is!

Pike

oarsman
05-28-2008, 05:19 AM
Awesome news! Congratulations!!! http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Huepfen/smilie_hops_009.gif

Maui Author
05-28-2008, 05:40 AM
Congratulations!! I am SO EXCITED for you! I haven't been on AW most of the month until today and this couldn't have been better news to return to!!! Congrats!!! I'm doing a bootay shake for you!!!

Pisarz
05-28-2008, 06:04 AM
:Jaw:Wow! A three-book deal? Auction? First novel?

You're living every writer's dream. Enjoy it.

JennaGlatzer
05-28-2008, 06:14 AM
Holy tomatoes, that's amazing news!! Congrats! The picture book thing might be the coolest thing I've ever heard. I wanna sell a book I only blogged about in theory. :D

Williebee
05-28-2008, 06:18 AM
That is such wonderful news! Congratulations!

astonwest
05-28-2008, 06:43 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!

jgold
05-28-2008, 07:02 AM
That's fantastic news! Congrats! I'm so happy for you!

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 07:05 AM
thank you everyone for your good wishes!

quick, head rubs for good luck!!!

/bootay shake!!!

i couldn't have done it without your support
through the rejection dark times.

Susie
05-28-2008, 07:12 AM
Way2go an congrats, xiaotien. That is so super!

Chumplet
05-28-2008, 07:18 AM
Holy Toledo! That's fantastic news. I'm always thrilled that a fellow AWer gets recognition for great work. Congratulations!

Appalachian Writer
05-28-2008, 07:20 AM
HURRAH! I just saw this! Oh, happy day. My heartiest congrats my friend. See, hard work does pay off!!:snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy:

That's 3 dancing Snoopys for the deal and one for the deal yet to come!

Susan B
05-28-2008, 09:41 AM
Wow, that is amazing! Congratulations!!

donut
05-28-2008, 02:06 PM
Xiao, you are a rock star! You know I haven't been online much the past couple weeks, but I just had to log on to see whether your news was official yet. And now I find it's even better than expected! AMAZING.

I'm so ridiculously happy for you, I really have no words. And it couldn't possibly have happened to a nicer person... Just promise not to forget about us little people now that you're a megastar! Some of us could still use a few of your patented good luck booty shakes. :)

RoccoMom
05-28-2008, 02:12 PM
Wow, that's great. Let me rub your head for luck :Hug2:

Stacia Kane
05-28-2008, 02:45 PM
Cyn, I'm so thrilled for you!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Susan Lanigan
05-28-2008, 03:44 PM
Congratulations, Xiao!

Saundra Julian
05-28-2008, 04:07 PM
How wonderful, congratulations!!

Phaeal
05-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Many congratulations, xiaotien! It's always great to read a story of patience and perseverance repaid.

:e2cheer::e2cheer::e2cheer::e2cheer::e2cheer:

Just Me 2021
05-28-2008, 06:09 PM
That's such wonderful news! Whoo hoo! I'm so happy for you!

ChaosTitan
05-28-2008, 06:58 PM
Excellent news!!! :D

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 07:01 PM
thank you fellow wonderful writers.

after so many well wishes, it's nearly becoming
real to me!!

:e2bear::e2cookie::e2bear:

ink wench
05-28-2008, 09:19 PM
Woohoo! With your determination it had to happen! Congrats!!! :hooray:

Dragonfly45
05-28-2008, 10:14 PM
Xiao, no kidding...I started tearing up when I read this thread. This is so unbelievably amazing, because it makes me know it CAN happen. Congratulations to you...I can't wait to see all of the amazing things in store for you. Way to go!

cate townsend
05-28-2008, 10:27 PM
BOO-TAY!

Wow. Just saw this. I remember when you first came to AW. It's been a wild ride, watching you go from queried 100 agents to three book deal from HC.

Boo-tay. I don't know what else to say.

Perks
05-28-2008, 10:29 PM
That's really, really wonderful. Congratulation time three (hundred).

dgiharris
05-28-2008, 10:31 PM
I just saw this and am probably way late in offering you a congrats,

this kicks ass. If anyone deserves it, you do.

Mel...

dawinsor
05-28-2008, 11:41 PM
BOO-TAY!

Wow. Just saw this. I remember when you first came to AW. It's been a wild ride, watching you go from queried 100 agents to three book deal from HC.

I was just thinking about this. One day, you're in query hell, getting rejected and beating your head against the wall. And a few weeks later, you have a three book deal. Same manuscript. Same author. But what a change. It's like a roller coaster climbing that first hill. Then suddenly you're over the top and going 100 mph.

xiaotien
05-28-2008, 11:54 PM
thank you so much, everyone!

and i don't feel i "deserve" this more than
anyone else. we all work hard. and the
dream is possible.

dawin, you're exactly right. i heard all
sorts of contradictary things about whether
my writing was good, whether the book
could sell to a publisher, etc etc.

i remember being so crushed after a particular
full R i got, telling me i was a talented writer
but the book wasn't for him. but i still
believed in my story, so i kept going.

as long as you believe, keep going!
and if not for this book, write another.
we are writers and we will always write
and learn and grow!

gerrydodge
05-29-2008, 12:43 AM
absolutely fantastic! I am so happy for you. You must feel on top of the world!

Jcomp
05-29-2008, 12:49 AM
Congratulations!

finewritingfinewine
05-29-2008, 04:18 PM
Aw, Cindy congrats congrats congrast!!! What wonderful news and so well deserved. You must tell how you celebrated!!!

(sorry for the lateness, I've been out with the summer flu the last few days).

xiaotien
05-29-2008, 07:53 PM
thank you guys!! /bootay shake!! yayayyaa!!!!!

finewriting, i "celebrated" by wandering around
all weekend in a state of dumfounded amazment--
vacillating between being utterly thrilled and
completely terrified.

haha!

it took a week for it to sink in.

all your celebration with me has helped
to make it more real.

Hobbes
05-29-2008, 08:24 PM
This is exceptionally cool! Congratulations!

KikiteNeko
05-29-2008, 08:25 PM
How exciting!

Barber
05-30-2008, 06:51 PM
i heard all
sorts of contradictary things about whether
my writing was good, whether the book
could sell to a publisher, etc etc.

i remember being so crushed after a particular
full R i got, telling me i was a talented writer
but the book wasn't for him. but i still
believed in my story, so i kept going.

as long as you believe, keep going!
and if not for this book, write another.
we are writers and we will always write
and learn and grow!

That's awesome, xiao. It's a huge inspiration to the rest of us. You really worked hard, and this is well-deserved.

Also, I can relate to where you were just a few weeks ago. Woohoo!!! :D

Congratz on a wicked deal!!!!

Kasey Mackenzie
05-30-2008, 09:32 PM
Woo hoo! That is so freaking exciting! Congratulations!

And now you have me even more eager to get my book out there to submission land!!! (Tho I'm sure I'll come back down to earth once an editor or two rejects it. LOL)

Seriously though, good for you! =)

aliajohnson
05-31-2008, 01:17 AM
:snoopy: Congratulations, Xiao! :snoopy:

Wonderful news! I have to second Cate--it's been a blast watching you go from query flurry to sale.

WAY TO GO!:hooray:

xiaotien
05-31-2008, 03:40 AM
:snoopy::Sun::Sun::snoopy:

Jill
06-02-2008, 04:33 PM
Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!

Lots of congratulations and good wishes winging their way from the not so sunny Costa Blanca

Jill

vfury
06-03-2008, 10:50 PM
Ack, I'm late, but congratulations! That's fantastic news, well done. :D

xiaotien
06-03-2008, 11:03 PM
it's NEVER too late for congrats!

hee!

thanks vfury and jill!!!!!

yayyaa!

lkp
06-04-2008, 12:38 AM
::sneaks back in again at the last minute to grab some of xiaotien's booty-shakin' book-sellin' lucky dust::

chopper
06-04-2008, 12:48 AM
neat! always good to hear that someone's getting published. a 3-book deal too!

yay!

icerose
06-04-2008, 12:56 AM
Wow! Congratulations on the three book deal, that is absolutely amazing.

K1P1
06-04-2008, 03:52 AM
Wow! I just saw this. Congratulations!

xiaotien
06-04-2008, 04:21 AM
thanks all!

/sprinkles lucky dust on everyone!!

*sprinkle***sprinkle***sprinkle***

/bootay shake!!

Chumplet
06-04-2008, 07:22 AM
What beautiful art, and a lovely concept for a book. I wish you all the best, and I'll keep an eye out for your work when it's released. Congratulations!

MelancholyMan
06-08-2008, 01:34 AM
It is hard to imagine what the moment must have felt like, and what you must feel like walking around your home now.

You have a magnificent and gentle spirit that shines through your work. It makes my soul glow to know that sometimes people who put so much of themselves into their creations, have that energy return to them a thousand fold.

-MM

Cathy C
06-08-2008, 02:36 AM
CONGRATULATIONS! It's been a great month for AWers! :hooray:

Bluestone
06-08-2008, 07:59 PM
Just saw this, but surely never too late to acknowledge and celebrate someone who achieves this dream.

Multi multi congratulations! And yes, you deserve it! Of course you do. You worked hard to achieve this goal and reach this pinnacle of validation. Woo hoo!

I went to your web site and your paintings are beautiful! I hope you continue to combine both art and writing in your published life.

scope
06-08-2008, 09:37 PM
A belated WAY COOL!!!

VGrossack
06-16-2008, 06:31 PM
Just got here - how absolutely grand!

HorsebackWriter
06-17-2008, 06:18 AM
A huge belated WOW! Good for you! Hooray!

Em

Tika
06-17-2008, 08:34 AM
What wonderful news :)) Congratulations :)

xiaotien
06-17-2008, 11:21 PM
:partyguy::LilLove::LilLove::partyguy:

awww, thanks everyone!
i'm still celebrating! =DDD

marie2
06-18-2008, 04:25 AM
Congratulations! :) That is really wonderful news! Can't wait to get my hands on it once it comes out!

quickWit
06-19-2008, 12:02 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know I'm late to the party and all, but look ^^^ I used all caps to display my enthusiasm. :D

Congratulations!