I’d sort of been expecting this call as I knew some things were in the works, but it sounded like this:
“Becky, Simon and Schuster *crackle, crackle* deal. One hour *hiss* *buzz* pre-empt.”
Then I got the chime that alerted me the call had been dropped. I immediately turned into this:
trying to get to a break in the trees so I could call Jenn back.
When I did, she sounded a bit like this:
And I could, but my brain went like this:
So she explained again, and we both did a little of this:
Here’s what she was trying to tell me:
April 18, 2013
Becky Wallace’s debut THE KEEPER’S PRINCESS, a magical adventure in which a case of mistaken identity exposes a young performer to a danger she could have never imagined and a secret her father died to protect, to Dani Young at Simon & Schuster Children’s, in a two-book deal, in a pre-empt, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency
(It’s a lot funnier if you imagine it with my big, pregnant belly)
YOU GUYS!!! I have a book deal!! It’s a real, literal dream come true (see…now I’m doing the feelings again). It’s been a crazy road made possible by so many wonderful writing and publishing industry people. Thank you all!
More later with specifics. I’ve got to go dab my face before I cry out my contacts.