Monday, June 21, 2010

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Well, I've got some news to share, so I thought I'd do it via vlog.

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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!!!!!!!!

Huge smiles,
sf

44 comments:

Christina Lee said...

WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So very happy for you, girl!!!!!!!

salarsenッ said...

I just hopped over here from Lisa and Laura's blog. Whooo!!! Many excited congrats!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go! :D

Kristi Valiant said...

Congrats! How super exciting. Can't wait to see your book in stores and libraries.

Irene Latham said...

Woohoooo, indeed! And writer-illustrator is SUCH an amazing title!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU! And yes, that Doni. Amazing gal! Congratulations, SF. xxoo

Christine Fonseca said...

WOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!! That is great news!

Lisa and Laura said...

YAY YAY YAY! I've been waiting for this moment FOREVER because I want to buy your book, like NOW. Could not be more happy for you, SF!

P.S.
The Regulator claims that the Plot This girls totally stole the show on our vlog. She's DEMANDING a regular Southern Belle Boot Camp Vlog Feature over here. And you don't argue with the Regulator. It's simply not done.

Katie said...

Awww... I am so excited for you SF! and I can't WAIT to buy your adorable book a thousand times over!

XOXO

*cracks open the champagne*

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Kimberly Derting said...

You go, SF, I'm so excited for you!!!!! HUGEHUGEHUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!

storyqueen said...

That is so awesome!!!

Yay SF!!!

Yay Jo!!

What a great way to start the week.

P.S. Ferdinand was the first book I ever wrote a book report on. I love him.

Natalie said...

Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news. I'm so happy for you.

Anna said...

Hurray!! Congratulations!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Really great news!!! Congrats!

Sarah Campbell said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to read it. Well done.

Joanna said...

Sqquuueeee!!

I just got back from CO and I've been DYING to see what you're surprise post was--it's PERFECT!!

Yaaayyyy!

:-)

Kody Keplinger said...

CONGRATULATIONS AGENT SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I"m so happy for you!!! And that vlog was awesome. And, um, you are INSANELY adorable!!!!

GO EAT LOTS OF CHOCOLATE!

Cate Gardner said...

Congratulations.

Linda Benson said...

Oh, huge, Huge Congratulations! And Major Hugs!! I am so excited for you! *jumping up and down* Can't wait to read it!!!

Monica said...

EEEEEK!!! So exciting!! Congratulations, Agent-Sister!!

It looks adorable--I can't wait to see the book!!

Brewski Newman said...

Congratulations! May this announcement prove to be but the first chapter of a long and beautiful relationship with Viking. My kids can't wait to see this book.

John said...

Best news I have heard in a long time!

Love the character voices.

John

Katie Ganshert said...

Congratulations!!! That's amazing! Got such a kick out of your video.

Jessica said...

That is so great!!!!

Shelby Bach said...

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!

Omg, CONGRATS! I'm so excited for you!

(And btw, this vlog was fantastic! I loved all your voices - your book is in such great company. :-D)

Robin Mellom said...

Champagne and cupcakes!!!!!!!! OMG, SF, I am SO happy for you!!! You both are so inspirational. *sniff*

Big hugs!!!!!!!
R

Weronika Janczuk said...

YYAYAYAYYAYAYYAYAYAY! Congratulations!

I will blog about this soon.

I am so incredibly happy for you, and I had NO IDEA Joanna was your agent! :)

Sarah said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you! And awesome way to announce it, too. :D

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow. Fantastic news and smiley vlog!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!!!!
Will you be sending those cupcakes and champagne glasses via UPS or the US Postal system??!!!

Sorry about the anonymous, I can't get the Google acct to take my username and password
Gail
http://writefromthesoul.blogspot.com

Jemi Fraser said...

I just popped over from Lisa & Laura's blog to say Congratulations! Exciting news :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! *balloons fall from ceiling, champagne corks pop,and cue the music!*

I am sooooo happy for you! :-)

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Late to the party (can we call it fashionably late?) but huge, HUGE congrats. I hope you're out celebrating. *tosses confetti*

Little Ms J said...

I am so excited for you I could just fall over. But, I might spill the wine I'm toasting you with...

THIS IS HUGE! Congrats, SF!

Christy Raedeke said...

I've been out in the woods for the past few days and when I came back my mom (one of your biggest fans) told me I had to go watch your vlog!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you I could weep!

Make way, indeed! You're going to be the next big Viking thing. :)

prashant said...

CONGRATS!!!!
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Elana Johnson said...

AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is too awesome!! I'm so excited for you!! So when? When can I buy it????

I have chills. You are awesome.

Jay Asher said...

Yayyyy!!!

Congratulations. I'm very happy and excited for you!!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Dude! This is AWESOME!!! SO excited for you, SF!!! YAY!!!

JESSJORDAN said...

hip hip hooray!!!!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Well, sheesh, I've been so busy eating your cupcakes and watching your very cute vlog that I forgot to post my congrats here and not just by email!

YAY, YAY, YAY,YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY, Sarahfrances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVED this book way back when in ms form and cannot wait to see it as a real book I can hold in my hands and give away to all my nieces!!!

Corey Schwartz said...

Wow, SF, that is SO exciting! Do you have a pub date yet??? I am thrilled for you.

Lindsey Leavitt said...

3 year old loves the video. Angelina!!
CONGRATS SF!!! Can. Not. Wait.

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