Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BOOK DEAL KELSEY!

It seems like just yesterday that I was congratulating my amazing friend Kelsey on landing herself an agent. And here I am again with more congratulations for Kels...this time on announcing her book deal!



CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BOOK DEAL, KELSEY! YOUR BOOK IS GOING TO BE A BOOK!

I'll let her tell you all the fun details (because HOO BOY, there are some FUN details), so just head on over to her blog and check it out, won't you?
AND she's gorgeous!
It's crazy to me and Kels and I are both navigating this world of YA publishing together. We met before either one of us had started writing - just two teachers on our online book club board who gravitated toward each other with some of the same interests. (My online book club board is home of so many of my writer friends and reader friends and IRL friends.) But then I started writing and she started writing and I now have someone else to cling to and cheerlead for on this crazy journey.

And let me tell you about Kelsey, those of you who don't know her. Kelsey is that girl who is so mad talented at everything. Everything. And she makes it look easy. You kinda, sorta want to hate her a little bit. But then you talk to her and she is so sweet and fun and genuine, you know that you couldn't hate her if you tried. You just enjoy her amazing friendship and hope that some of her awesome rubs off on you.

Kels is one of my very special friends, and I could not be more thrilled for her. I'm so happy to have her in my corner on this journey through the world of publishing. (Mixed metaphor, but you know what I mean.) Make sure you give Kelsey some love today, either on her blog or on Twitter (she's @KelsNotChels)

Congratulations, Kels...I can't wait to see what else is in store for you. xoxo

7 comments:

  1. I've said it before, and I'll say it again... one of the main reasons I ever wrote one word is because you were brave enough to get started before me. :D I love you terribly and thank you so much for inspiring me and encouraging me. I can't wait for our books to sit on shelves beside eachother. As they should. <3

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  2. This is awesome and I can't wait to read her book! :)

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  3. Awesome news! Just added her book to my Goodreads list. :)

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  4. Yay Kels! I pinky puffy heart both of you :)

    And Jess, I'm with Kels on this - I realized I wasn't crazy to want to write because you started writing first and I figured if this awesome girl is a writer why can't I be one too?

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  5. Saw this on twitter, and her book deal is in Publisher's Marketplace. Yay! I saw her pitch/first words on blog contests last year, or Write On Con--it all blurs together--and I've been hoping to see good news for awhile. Congrats!

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