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azbikergirl
08-22-2005, 02:30 AM
Today, I was offered a hardcover publishing contract for my fantasy novel, The Kinshield Legacy, from small press ArcheBooks Publishing Company, following the conclusion of its 2005 novel contest.

My novel has a release date of Oct, 2005! It'll be available through brick-and-mortar bookstores as well as online, and direct from the publisher. This will be my first published novel.

This is me:

:snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
http://www.archebooks.com/Contest2005.htm

William Haskins
08-22-2005, 02:33 AM
congratulations bikergirl!

robeiae
08-22-2005, 02:39 AM
Wow, that's spectacular!! Way to go!!

Rob :)

triceretops
08-22-2005, 02:55 AM
Woa, way to knock em' dead. That is fabulous news. We're right behind you.

Tri

akelsey333
08-22-2005, 02:56 AM
Congratulations :banana:

Cathy C
08-22-2005, 03:02 AM
Way to go! October is really fast. You must be excited! :)

triceretops
08-22-2005, 03:08 AM
Side note: She took first place (best in show I guess) for the sci-fi/fantasy category. What a promo op!

Tri:Jump: :hooray: :tongue :Trophy: :TheWave: :cool: :Thumbs: :Cheer: :Cheers:

Perks
08-22-2005, 03:13 AM
What else is there to say, but congratulations!! That's really fantastic. You'll float around on this for quite a while!

alaskamatt17
08-22-2005, 04:39 AM
Congratulations!

Pat~
08-22-2005, 04:47 AM
You are living the dream...enjoy!!

azbikergirl
08-22-2005, 04:57 AM
Thanks, everyone!! I'm having a hard time sitting still. :D

Simran
08-22-2005, 05:44 AM
WOO HOO! WTG bikergirl! Congrats! :Clap: :Trophy: :partyguy:

Sheryl Nantus
08-22-2005, 06:20 AM
you GO, GIRL!!!!

w00t!!!!

just remember us little people, 'kay?

:D

JennaGlatzer
08-22-2005, 12:58 PM
:TheWave:

Congratulations!

aruna
08-22-2005, 01:22 PM
Well done and good luck to you!

brinkett
08-22-2005, 03:37 PM
Fantastic news!!!!

:PartySmil

JAlpha
08-22-2005, 04:39 PM
http://www.chip.co.id/forum/images/smilies/extra/rapper.gif (http://www.chip.co.id/forum/misc.php?do=getsmilies#)Yo.

I heard the good news from a friend of a friend of a friend.

Ain't suprised

Cause I also heard your the kind of girl that sees

things through to the end

Congrat "yo" lations

rowriter
08-24-2005, 10:54 AM
That's wonderful!!! Congrats!!!

:Cheer:

gina
08-24-2005, 11:42 AM
Congrats!

aadams73
08-24-2005, 01:41 PM
That is SO fantastic!! Congratulations!!!! May this be the first of many successes!

azbikergirl
08-24-2005, 05:40 PM
Thanks a bunch! I'm hunting frantically for an agent now.

DivaWriter
08-25-2005, 06:37 AM
Hi! :hi:

I just wanted to add my congrats as well! Great going and continued success! :Clap:

David McAfee
08-26-2005, 08:16 PM
Major congratulations, Bikergirl! Way to go!!!

La Reine
08-27-2005, 03:35 AM
Congratulations! :Clap:

I've followed the story for quite a while. I'll be looking out for the book!

Saanen
08-28-2005, 01:13 AM
Congratulations in a humongous way! And lucky you, you'll get to hold your book in your hands as early as October! What a reason to celebrate! :)

Pencilone
09-01-2005, 04:58 PM
Congratulations and best of luck with finding the right agent!

:Jump: :Thumbs: :Jump: :hooray:

aka eraser
09-01-2005, 05:57 PM
:Clap:

:)

maestrowork
09-01-2005, 06:45 PM
Congrats! But October release? That's too quick (it's already August) Do you have enough lead time for editing, reviews and marketing?

Azure Skye
09-01-2005, 07:02 PM
Wow. That is fabulous news. Congratulations!!

azbikergirl
09-02-2005, 05:00 AM
Congrats! But October release? That's too quick (it's already August) Do you have enough lead time for editing, reviews and marketing?
It's already SEPT!! Ghaaaack!

This publisher only puts out 3 books per month, and has two editors. I guess it can be done -- I'll let you know! They don't send the galleys to reviewers like Kirkus, obviously (there's no time in the schedule for it), but since it's a small press, hopefully Midwest Book Review will take a look.

awatkins
09-02-2005, 05:40 AM
:TheWave:

Yay!!

Elwyn
09-14-2005, 11:46 PM
:partyguy:
I am excited for you! So, do you care to tell all of us about the trials and tribulations you went through before now? Is this your first novel? What's it about? Do you have a Web site?

scullars
09-15-2005, 12:41 AM
Today, I was offered a hardcover publishing contract for my fantasy novel, The Kinshield Legacy, from small press ArcheBooks Publishing Company, following the conclusion of its 2005 novel contest.

My novel has a release date of Oct, 2005! It'll be available through brick-and-mortar bookstores as well as online, and direct from the publisher. This will be my first published novel.

This is me:

:snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
http://www.archebooks.com/Contest2005.htm


Congratulations!

azbikergirl
09-15-2005, 02:55 AM
Thank you!

I'd started a blog back in Feb to document my journey to publication. I didn't think it'd be such a short trip! So, I'll journal my experiences with this small press as I muddle through.

Here's the URL: http://fantasyauthor.blogspot.com/
My book has a web site too: http://www.kinshieldlegacy.com/ but there's currently no content. :)

eldragon
09-15-2005, 03:42 AM
Congratulations! I can only imagine how it feels .........and someday I hope I'll know .....!