3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Action!!
Thanks to all of you who suffered through that horrible first part of the video. I had originally planned to talk about all of the Viking Children's books that touched me throughout my childhood and all of the people who helped me along the way . . . until I realized that such a post would be totally maudlin, sappy, and self indulgent. So I kicked up the blah at the beginning and finished with the fun video that an announcement like this should be. Those of you who stopped watching after the first ten seconds can now go back and look. :-)
A huge thank you to my uber-supportive family (all of you!!!), this entire fabulous community of children's writers, my super-amazing agent Joanna Volpe, and everyone at Viking Children's who believes in my book (especially my main cheerleader Doni!).
And, most importantly, thank you Katie. If it weren't for you, I'd still be a "closet writer."
Champagne and cupcakes all around!!!!!!!!