My BIG, BIG News!!

Yesterday while I was driving through the forest (because to get anywhere from my house you pretty much have to drive through the forest), Agent Jenn called. 

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

Children’s:
Young Adult

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


 

Since then I’ve been alternating between this:

 

(It’s a lot funnier if you imagine it with my big, pregnant belly) 

 

And this:

 


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. 


 


 



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