I’m very touched by all the support sent my way these past few days. The idea I’ve actually sold a book is still pretty surreal.
A friend who now heads up a book club I started (back in my Northern Virginia days) told me she’d sent out an email to all club members, sharing my good news and suggesting MAY B. as a read for their 2011-2012 list (that lady plans ahead!). I could stop by via Skype to answer questions. A classmate from middle/high school (isn’t Facebook great?) said her book club would have no choice but to read MAY in 2011. My former principal informed me my book will be required reading in the upper grades! Still so hard to fully comprehend.
I know many of you follow Jody Hedlund. One of the things I love about her blog is the way she’s walked us through her publishing experience. I’d like to do much of the same.
Today I have my first phone meeting with my editor, Nicole Geiger. I am not sure all we’ll discuss, but those things that will be of benefit I’ll be sure to pass on.
Kristi Faith says
Oh how exciting! I can’t wait to hear about it!
Jennifer Shirk says
Awesome news!! I can’t wait to hear more, too. 🙂
PJ Hoover says
Hey! I’m just checking my blogs after vacation and saw your awesome news. I am so happy for you! Congratulations!
I’m also late to the party, but wanted to say, nay, shout CONGRATS!!
Looking forward to hearing about the next steps in your journey and picking up lots of tips.
Required reading? Awesome! And you deserve it. Your blog is always so informative. Love it.
Heather Kelly says
Caroline, this is such wonderful news. Congratulations!
Wow! You are getting great support from the communities you’ve spent time building. Good for you!
Karen Strong says
I do love following writer journeys. I’m so happy for you — especially after all the hard work you put in.
Exciting! Please share.
Frankie Diane Mallis says
Yay cant wait to hear more!!
Because I haven’t said so yet–been away–many congratulations! I look forward to seeing your perspective as you continue to delve further into the literary world!
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Wow Caroline! I’ve been on a break and missed your wonderful news! Congratulations!
Shannon O'Donnell says
I look forward to sharing in your wonderful and exciting journey, Caroline. I couldn’t be happier for you.
Dayle James Arceneaux says
Now you have alot to speak about at the conference.
Maybe I’ll win this year and I can follow in your footsteps. But then again, Bonnie will probably win.
Elana Johnson says
Very cool! Congrats again. You are gonna be a big star…. 🙂
Caroline Starr Rose says
Tara, I imagine when some of my former students find out about the required reading business, they’ll say, “Oh great, Mrs. Rose, thanks a lot! 😉
Dayle, Did you enter?? Did Bonnie??
I’m behind on all the news. I have to admit, it’s nice to have a bit of closure before the conference talk.
Oh my gosh! Congrats on everything! I’ve been off the Internet for a bit and missed the news until now. I am so excited for you and inspired by your dedication to writing and seeing this through. I look forward to hearing how your path continues.
Congrats again and I know what I’ll be reading in 2011!
Piedmont Writer says
I am so happy for you!! And please do let us know if your editor has any secrets she can share with us.
Dayle James Arceneaux says
I think Bonnie entered. I submitted mine last week.
How wonderful that your former principal is giving you such support. Lucky kids!
Jemi Fraser says
You’ve obviously been leaving good karma floating around – because lots of it is coming back to you 🙂
Lisa and Laura says
So exciting! Now you just need to post your profile on the Elevensies. No pressure…ha!
Sharon Mayhew says
Great news! I’m so excited for you…bask in the momment…
Julie Dao says
Caroline, I’m so sorry I missed the big news. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is all kinds of amazing and awesome and I am so, so excited for you. It seems like it’s been a really good week for writers in general!
out of the wordwork says
This is all so very, very exciting!! Congratulations – I can’t wait to hear how your journey proceeds!! YAY!
Lola Sharp says
Again Congrats, sweet Caroline.