About a year ago, I posted about my BEST BIRTHDAY MONTH…EVER! Today, I feel s though I have come full circle in some ways. This has been the Best Summer Vacation…Ever!
As you know, I teach music to Middle Schoolers, and summer vacations afford me the time to delve even more into my writing endeavors than I can during the school months. This Summer vacation started off with a bang with my press release from REUTS Publications. That day, My novel, WORDS IN THE WINDOWSILL, was announced along with author Katie Hamstead’s latest book as well. Not only did my press release show up on REUTS’ own blog, but it was listed in Publisher’s Marketplace as well. That was a huge feeling!!!
A month later, almost to the day, I received another message that every author dreams about: Agent Jessica Schmeidler, of Golden Wheat Literary, sent me an offer of representation. Jessica is amazing, and it is a privilege to be able to call her my agent.
The reason I feel like I have come full circle, is that back about a year ago, during my amazing birthday month, I actually met my agent for the first time. She had requested to read one of my manuscripts based on a Twitter pitch I had made. I am fortunate in so many ways.
So, this has been an incredible Summer! In the span of a month, two of my writing dreams have come true, and I know this is just the beginning. Thank you all for coming along with me as I sail into these new waters. It is clear to me that I am in the best of company, with the most fabulous of followers. I am filled with gratitude.
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As a writer myself, I know how hard it can be to ‘break through’ that tough shell which shields success. Delighted that so much good is happening on the writing front. I’ve often followed your progress and appreciate the amount of effort you’ve put into your work. Many congratulations on all your joyous news. Long may it continue. Here’s to a prosperous 2017!
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Thank you, Joy. Many glad tidings to you as well.