View Full Version : It's official: I kick butt.

09-26-2005, 05:32 PM
As some of you may remember, around April or so I got offers on both my children's book and my YA novel within the same week. Things are going well with the kids' book (which will be coming out from Keene Publishing next year), but a month or so ago I began having second thoughts about the publisher for the YA novel. I had never received a contract, so I withdrew my submission from them and decided to shop it around to other publishers.

The YA novel is intended to be part of a trilogy, and I began work on the second book a while back, but sort of set it on the back burner because I wanted to see what would happen with the first book.

Because I've been so thrilled with the way Keene Publishing is handling my kids book, I asked them if they wanted a peek at the ms for my YA book -- they did, although they encouraged me to send it out to other publishers as well, which I did.

Last week I received an email from the publisher. Not only do they love my YA book, they are interested in publishing the entire trilogy, a book a year beginning in 2007!!


09-26-2005, 05:36 PM
Wow! Congratulations in every possible way!! :)

09-26-2005, 05:41 PM
Perfect Gift for your special day, eh? :)

So happy for you!

Honey Nut Loop
09-26-2005, 05:44 PM
Fantastic. Well done you.

Sheryl Nantus
09-26-2005, 05:45 PM
you GO!!!

:banana: :banana: :banana:

09-26-2005, 05:47 PM
:hooray: :Jump: :TheWave: :Jump: :hooray:
WOOHOOO! Congrats!!!!

That is amazing Patti! I'm thrilled for you!

Go Patti!!!! Take the writing industry by storm! Wooo-hooo!:Cheer:

09-26-2005, 06:37 PM
Congratulations on your El Primo Buttkickin'!

Happy Birthday!


09-26-2005, 08:22 PM
Woah! That's wonderful! Congrats, you butt-kickin' thang, you!

David McAfee
09-26-2005, 08:46 PM
Wow, nicely done. Congratulations. :D

09-26-2005, 08:56 PM
Thank you for that vicarious thrill!

And congratulations on a job well done! :Clap:

09-26-2005, 11:25 PM
Wow, you are kicking butt. Best of luck with the trilogy. Can't wait to see it!

09-26-2005, 11:28 PM
Patti, that's a Grand Slam. What a birthday present. w00t!

09-26-2005, 11:54 PM
You DO rock. Did you 'spell' this into fruition? If so, please post on our other thread....hahaha.

09-27-2005, 12:54 AM
Congratulations, Patti! And Happy Birthday!

09-27-2005, 01:01 AM
Truly fabulous. Warm, warm, warm congratulations, Patti. Happy bday too!

09-27-2005, 01:17 AM
Congratulations! You rock!!! Wish you many more.

09-27-2005, 05:51 AM
Thanks everyone, for the congrats and the good wishes!!

09-27-2005, 08:10 AM
Congrats! You absolutely kick butts!

09-28-2005, 11:04 AM
:Cheer: Congratulations!

09-29-2005, 09:05 PM

09-29-2005, 11:25 PM
That is so totally official.

Congrats, woman! :D

09-30-2005, 12:18 AM
You are amazing woman! Keep sharing your success stories! :Trophy: