Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wickedly Wonderful News on a Wednesday

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I'm trying to think of a clever way to say this, but I'm all giddy and jumpy and I just can't hold it in

so I'll blurt it out and hope you'll forgive the sloppy presentation.

Steven (super-duper cool agent dude) sold my novel With A Name Like Love!

It will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Macmillan) and is slated to come out in Fall 2011 (eons and eons away..but I'm not complaining)

Now, pretty pretty please put this coming Monday (Dec 7th) on your calendar to check back in because I am cooking up a rockin' blog party to celebrate. There will be prizes, treats, music, dancing (well, I'll be dancing here)

I promise a good time for all.

Now excuse me, I'm off to celebrate by stealing candy from the kids treat bucket and watching trashy TV. That will have to do until Friday night when we can get out as a family to properly celebrate.
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Wa-hoo!!!!!!!!

76 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

AWESOME!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!! This is a dream come true!!

Susan Fields said...

That is wickedly wonderful news!!! It's such a great novel, Tess, and I'm so thrilled it's found the home it deserves. Congrats!

Tabitha Bird said...

YEAAAAAAH! Oh that is such great news! Congrats! I will be back to celebrate with you.

Jennifer Shirk said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So happy for you!!

Wendy said...

OMG That is fantastic Tess!!!! Congratulations!! Wow!!!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Yaba Daba Dooooo! Excellent news. If you think about it we are almost to 2010...so not so far. My whole head is smiling.
~ Wendy

Tess said...

Thanks, friends! -- it's still surreal. I'm pinching myself so much I've got a bruise :D

Scott said...

Woo-Hoo! I'm so happy for you!!

S

Robyn Campbell said...

That is NOT far away, but I know it seems like it to you. CONGRATS PAL. I' am SO HAPPY for you. I can't wait to be able to say the same.

Have a WONDERFUL time out Friday, and make sure to mention to the waiter that you are a soon to be published AUTHOR. He might even want your autograph. :)

MeganRebekah said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Tess! I've enjoyed watching your journey, from writer to agented writer, and now a contracted author :)

Can't wait for the blog party!!

Jackee said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Tina Lee said...

Awesome news! Good work.

Tamika: said...

OMGOODNESS! I am so happy for you Tess! Can I join you in the happy dance- yipee!

Can't wait for the party...

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, Tess, that is so awesome!!! I'm ecstatic for you! So, so exciting! I want more details! In fact, I'd love for you to Guest Post on blog- "Concept to Contract." Let me know if you are interested!

Janice said...

Wahoo is right. It is so wonderful to see you have success after many years of hard work.

Ann Victor said...

TESS! This is indeed terrific news. Sending you many congratulations and best wishes for the amazing journey that awaits you! :)

Davin Malasarn said...

Tess, That's the best news ever!!! Congratulations!!!! I'm so thrilled! I don't ever read MG books, but I'm so excited to buy and read yours. I know I'll enjoy it. You have to keep us all posted, okay. When it gets close to your release, we'll do a full spread at Lit Lab!

Linda Kage said...

Oh, WOW, oh WOW, oh WOW! Congratulations. This is so awesome. And sold to Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Macmillan)? That's such a big name! Yay for Steven.

I can't wait till Fall of 2011, so I can read it!

Matt said...

That is incredibly awesome! Congrats!

Solvang Sherrie said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!

That's awesome news, Tess!! So excited for you!! WOOHOO!!! Congratulations!

beth said...

WOW! Congratulations!!!

Melinda said...

Oh, congratulations! I am so thrilled for you.

Tere Kirkland said...

WAHOOO!!!!

What wonderful news to start off my Wednesday morning.

Congratulations!

Charlie said...

Who's better than you? That's amazing news.

Now you have to do a blog tour! lol

Michelle said...

YAY!!! Wonderful, wonderful news, Tess! Congratulations. I can't wait to hear the progress as you travel down the publication road.

Janna Qualman said...

Tess, how wonderful! Congratulations, lady, I'm dancing here with you!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll definitely swing by on Monday to check out the party. So exciting!!!!!!!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

You can bet I'll be dancing with for the Par-tay! omg, I am so wickedly excited for you. It simply doesn't get better than this, and you SO earned it! I shall start my list of children I must buy it for. :-D

JenniferWalkup said...

I just followed your blog link from Lit Lab blog. Congrats to you!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh! Yay, Tess! Congratulations. I'll definitely be celebrating for you here :D

JKB said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul Greci said...

Great News! Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and look forward to seeing your book in print!!!!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! I'm jumping up and down for you!!!

Jill Kemerer said...

Tess---TESS--YOU SOLD YOUR BOOK!!!!!

Way to kick off December!! This is incredible! Awesome! Fabulous!!!

I'm so happy for you!!

Karin said...

Congratulations!!!! What a fabulous Christmas present :)

Of course, now you'll have to get new business cards ;) that have the title of your novel on them.

Karen said...

Congratulations!!! So, so exciting! Can't wait to come to your blog party. :)

Susan R. Mills said...

Congratulations Tess! That is awesome news. Fall 2011? That is a long time away, but who cares? Have fun celebrating.

lotusgirl said...

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for you. I knew it wouldn't take long for someone to snap that book up. It's wonderful. And you are such a professional that anyone who gets the chance to work with you is lucky. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux are lucky to have you. Congratulations!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Thank goodness this is OUT!! I was dying keeping it a secret!! YAY TESS!! :) I'm so happy for you, but I knew it would happen, so I'm not surprised at all.
xo

Yunaleska said...

Awesome! You so deserve this. Count me in for reading and reviewing when it's published!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! Tess, I'm so happy for you! Wonderful, wonderful news.

scott g.f.bailey said...

Congratulations! FS&G is a fab publisher, even if your pub date is 2 years off. Good on you!

Lisa and Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I couldn't think of a more perfect home for With a Name Like Love. So so so excited for you Tess!

Crystal said...

OMGoodness!! TESSSS!! WHAT AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS PRESENT!
I am SO HAPPY for you . . . WHOO-HOO! And . . . CONGRATULATIONS!!

And no, 2011 is not that far away. Can't wait to read your novel (and see it on the shelves at B & N) . . . I knew this would get published from the first time I read that excerpt in the Secret Agent's contest . . . you go, girl! You've been blessed with a great publisher . . . and I have a feeling we'll be hearing about awards in 2012 . . . :)

Can't wait for the party on the 7th! :)

Stephanie said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so wonderful!!!

SJDuvall said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy the celebrations, you deserve it!

ElanaJ said...

I cannot make this font big enough: CONGRATS!! That is awesome news! Way to go Tess!

Tess said...

I'm all veclempt with the shared joy - thanks writerly pals. Nothing is better than you guys! :D

Kat O'Keeffe said...

Wooo! Congrats!!!!!

Suzyhayze said...

I'm crying like a baby in my office. I'm SO happy. You did it. No words, no words.

Lady Glamis said...

Tess, HUGE CONGRATS! We already spoke, but here's more *hugs* and squeals! I told you that book would sell. I knew it.

MG Higgins said...

This is fabulous!!! What wonderful news. Big, BIG congratulations!!!!!

dellgirl said...

OH WOW! OH WOW! This is sooooooooo fantastic! Congratulations on the good news! I'll be dancing over here right along with you! And, will be excited to get progress reports and updates.

Yeaaaaaa...way to go, Tess!

Joyce Wolfley said...

YAHOO!!! I'm so excited for you. My first real blog follower has sold her book. Way to go!!!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Tess,
Congratulations! Now I just have to wait for my next prediction about Ollie...a Newberry. You have an exceptional voice and the whole world will get a chance to hear it now. Three cheers for Steven too!

Abby Annis said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

PJ Hoover said...

So freaking exciting, Tess! I am so happy for you!

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Tess!! What fantastic news! I'm so excited for you!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! You must not be able to contain yourself! What stellar news! I'm so so happy for you!

Hermione said...

Such good news!!! I just got here via Random Thoughts, that's so great! Looking forward to reading it.

Tess said...

I feel so blessed to be able to share this journey with so many amazing people.

thank you all for your kind words and support. it means the world to me.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Hi Tess, I just joined your blog. I was intrigued by your comment on Jody's blog, was drawn to the picture of someone kissing you and your happiness, and then I looked at your info and your first fav book is also one of mine! Congrats to you on your book success!!

Patti said...

Congratulations, that's awesome. It will be here before you know it.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That is the best. news. ever!!!! I'm super-duper happy for you! :)

Paige said...

you rock! SERIOUSLY, YOU ROCK!

L.T. Elliot said...

CONGRATULATIONS, TESS!!!! I'm so happy for you! Hooray! Hooray! What a KILLER day!!

Kelly H-Y said...

WOW!!! That was FAST!!!!!!! So, so awesome! You must be on Cloud Nine!!!! Yay, yay, yay!!!

Natalie Whipple said...

Don't know how I missed this but YAY! What great news! Congrats, Tess!

c said...

Hope you are stealing the Reeses - don't mess with the Tootsie Rolls on this kind of day!!! Congrats friend!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Good for you.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

WWWWAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Thats was my so-excited-for-you scream. :) CONGRATS. Cant wait to buy the book in 2011. Don't worry, it will be here before you know it.

Dawn Simon said...

Wow! I am so excited for you! I'll bet 2011 will come pretty quickly since time flies when you're having fun/having a dream realized! :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Tess said...

how very very wonderful to have such great blogging friends to share this time with. I've read every single comment here ... laughed, smiled, even got a little chill here and there from feeling the love.

thanks, guys -- you're swell :D :D :D

Shelli said...

i know ive said this but congrads!

Amber said...

Congratulations, Tess!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Okay, I am obviously very late to this party, but I was so happy to read this and just wanted to add my CONGRATULATIONS!