Wednesday, September 23, 2009

KATIE'S BIG NEWS!!!

You know how fun and weird it is when you first get to say, "My husband did this?" Or, "My daughter did that?"

Well, the same holds true for "My agent is calling."

HOLY COW, I HAVE AN AGENT!!!!!!

It has been a mentally exhausting couple of weeks. I've lost track of when it all started. But, to make a long story short, I found myself discussing representation with several different agents over the course of one week. All were in agreement that KISS needed a new plotline, and all had different ideas about which direction the story should go. But in the end, only one made me want to sit down and write. One energized me creatively. One made me want to sign the dotted line.

And that ONE was CHERYL PIENTKA with JILL GRINBERG LITERARY MANAGEMENT!!!!!!!

**All are incredible agents - dream agents, really. And I felt honored that they were so interested in me and my book. It was a scary and humbling experience at times but I am positively thrilled with the outcome :-)

Okay, now I have to get to work!

33 comments:

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I get to be the first one to congratulate you, Katie!!!!! I am SO very thrilled for you and proud of you and honored to know you! KISS is going to be fabulous - and how great is it when you get to have a fabulous agent guide you through revisions!?!? Doesn't get better than that, girl!!!
YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristi Valiant said...

Congrats!

storyqueen said...

Katie,

I am so happy for you! I am beginning top think that I am magic.....everyone whose blog I read has something good happen to them!

Yay for you!!


Shelley

Irene Latham said...

Go, Katie!! SO happy for you! :)

Shelli said...

so i can tell people now? i am about to pop! congrads - you made it thru a crazy week. se eyou tomorrow :) we can celebrate!

Lisa and Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for you! You've worked so hard for this and you really deserve this amazing agent you've landed.

P.S.
Shelley - When are you going to send some of your mojo our way? Um...soon? Please?

Kimberly Derting said...

CONGRATS Katie!!!!!!!!!

I knew in LA (when agents were pulling you out of the conference to chat) that something big was brewing for ya! I'm SOOOOO excited, you totally deserve it!!!!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

How freaking awesome! Congrats!

Casey McCormick said...

Congratulations!!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

HOW EXCITING!!! congrats, friend!

jeannie
The Character Therapist

taralazar said...

Wow! Congratulations! (My friend Corey Schwartz repeatedly tells me to check out your blog, and I'm glad I did on this day!)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations, Katie!!!
Woo-hoo!!

Denise said...

Hi Katie-- Found your blog through Casey. Just wanted to say Congrats! Hope you spend the weekend celebrating!

Corey Schwartz said...

WOW! What AMAZING news!!! So happy for you, Katie!

Katie said...

Y'all are gonna make me cry! How fun to hear from so many new faces. And I must tell the truth that I already know who all of you are!

So funny, this business. I have come across all of your names either on your own blogs (which I periodically stalk) or on comments on other people's.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I swear, this children's book writer world is made up of the greatest group of people on earth. What other profession does this?

You guys rock! And have given me just the encouragement I need to sit down and write the book. The durn thing isn't even written yet!

Please keep checking in and we will make sure to keep up with y'all too!

Hugs!!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! That is such awesome and exciting news!

Anna Claire said...

Woot woot! You rock!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Katie - soooo happy for you!

I knew it was just a matter of time.

Now, as my hero Tim Gunn says,
MAKE IT WORK!!!

jessjordan said...

Katie has big news indeed! YAYYYYY, Katie! And to think I can say I knew that girl way back when ... Okay, not WAY back, but can I say it anyway?

I shall come and rub your blog for good luck whenever I'm submitting. And no, I did not mean that as creepy as it sounded! :D

Sarah Campbell said...

Fabulous news! Onward and upward.

Laini Taylor said...

Yay yay yayyyyyyy!!! So happy for you!!!!!! Can't wait to hear the NEXT big news: book deal!

:-)

Renee Collins said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats!!! What awesome news! :)

the nike nabokov said...

congrats!

storyqueen said...

Er, um, Katie...um, I just kind of totally took credit for your success on my blog.....

thought you should know...

Shelley

Christina Lee said...

Katie- congrats!!!! I am now just putting your name and your book together (like you were saying, I have seen you on other sites etc. and ALWAYS loved the premise of your book!!!!) so congrats from a new fan!

Katie said...

Guys,

Y'all are the best! Seriously.

SF and I are at a writing conference in Nashville and I'm telling you what - I have NEVER received so much great writing advice in all my life!! We are in the midst of brain overload and anxious to get home and get writing :-)

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your well wishes. I am beyond flattered that so many of you have popped by :-)

Be home soon!

Katie

Anne Spollen said...

OMG!!! That's WONDERFUL!!! I'm so happy for ya' -- an agent!!!

Carrie Harris said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more!

ElanaJ said...

I can't believe I missed your big news! Congrats Katie!! You will be awesome. Can't wait to read KISS.

christine said...

Congrats Katie - that is so awesome!!!

Jill Corcoran said...

Fabulous! So happy for you:)

Lindsey Leavitt said...

Oh man I'm behind on my blog reading and I somehow missed this. CONGRATS Katie! So happy for you!!!!

lkmadigan said...

Katie, I'm thrilled to hear this! I'm only sorry it has taken me so long to read the exciting news.

Looking forward to seeing you at another conference someday, when I can have you sign YOUR BOOK.

:-)

!!

Lisa

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