Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Shout Out to My Friends...

So many writer friends (online & in person) have had good news lately that I can barely keep up with it, but just thought I'd share a few highlights. To anyone I've forgotten, please forgive me. I'm working on 3 hours sleep here. :)

In no particular order:

Charles Allen Gramlich - his book, "Swords of Talera" is now available at Amazon. See his May 5th blog for the interesting story of how that came about. Like LaDonna, (see below) he kept it's contract a secret and I don't know how they do it. :)

Cynthia Eden received a 3 book deal from Kensington. Yay, Cynthia!

LaDonna Paulette has contracted two books with Tiger Publications. I am so happy for her! click on her name to read all about it.

Liz Kreger's "Forget About Tomorrow" will be coming out in paperback soon - Liz is an inspiration on many levels.

And last but not least, my dear CP, Amber , now has three books being published this year by various publishers. I am so happy and excited for her, but probably not nearly as much as she is - you see, not only is her dream of being published coming true, so is her dream of having another baby - a baby girl to go with her sweet little boy. Congratulations, Amber! :)

I know there are plenty of others - Stewart Sternberg has had some short stories published online recently; Mackenzie McKade just keeps churning them out - I've lost count how many she has now!

To all of you, congratulations. You make me want to do more. :)


  1. Kate, you're an angel! Thank you so much for the congrats here. It meant so much that you stopped by to cheer me on. Congrats to all those listed with me, and to those out there experiencing the joy!

  2. Congratulations to all of you! Your success makes it seem so much more approachable for those of us readying to plunge into the trials of getting published.

  3. You are most welcome, LaDonna.

    That's true, isn't it, Avery? I always felt that way too. Even now, when I see my friends becoming multi-published, it encourages me to write some more and keep at it.

  4. Kate, how cool to see 3 friends on your list! Yay!!!!

    Congrats to the ones I don't know too.

  5. Hey, I've also sold a short story for an anthology coming out this summer..but who's counting. Thanks for the mention.

  6. Hey, Stewart - I must have missed that news somewhere along the line. Congratulations! :)

  7. Oh cool! Congratulations to all of them. I just love reading about success stories!

    You know, Marcus Sakey (The Blade Itself) just sold another 4 books to ... Dutton? I forgot. But I was psyched! I loved his debut. I knew the instant I read his first page, that his books were going to be auto-buys!

  8. Oh, Kate, thank you! You are so great to post this list. :-)
    And congrats to everyone else on Kate's list! (Yep, I see several names I know!)


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