I got the call…!!!!
Well, lots of calls. And emails. This has been one crazy week. But this afternoon I finally got THE call (which I missed) from my new editor! I’ll be replaying that voicemail message all weekend, let me tell you…
I am extremely excited to tell you all that Goddess of the Hunt and two other books will be released as a trilogy in 2009, from Ballantine!
There are so many people I have to thank. I think I’ll be spreading the thank-yous out over the coming week. First and foremost, I have to thank the wonderful Mr. Dare, who has supported me financially, emotionally, and in every other possible way over the past year. Some of you may remember that almost exactly a year ago, he totaled his car. Instead of buying a new one, he’s been driving an 18-year-old VW for the past year so we could use the money to pay bills. He’s worked overtime on weekends to make ends meet. And never once would he let me entertain the idea of giving up writing to go back to a ‘paying’ job. He is truly my hero.
Second, I must thank my amazing CPs, CM and India. These are two of the most brilliant, talented, and kind-hearted women I have ever known, and I am so proud to count them as friends and critique partners. None of this of would be happening without them. Many of you have helped me and supported me and critiqued for me over the past year, and I appreciate you all – I’ll thank you all personally and publicly soon – but CM and India are in a class of their own. They’ve held my hand daily through this whole process, and I can’t wait to return the favor for them. And I’m certain that time will come soon!
And then there is my agent, the amazing Helen Breitwieser of Cornerstone Literary, who believed in this book and in me, and found editors who felt the same. She took it to auction Wednesday morning, thinking she’d wrap it up in plenty of time to leave on vacation Thursday. Heh. It took three days. She’s been emailing and calling from airports, airplanes, cars (and probably boats and trains) to see this through. I can’t thank her enough.
Like I said, I’ll get to more thank-yous soon… right now I want to go celebrate with my family. But if you’re reading this, I thank you!
Hugs and kisses,