Wow! It doesn’t even seem real yet. I just found out this evening that Booktrope is sending me a contract for my book! WooHOO………
When I first finished the book, I sent out queries over and over and was rejected so many times. It is hard to not take rejection personally. I kept praying that someone would just read it!
Luckily, I had great friends who read it, and encouraged me to keep trying. Ironically, it was a former student of mine, Laurel Matthews, who read it, loved it, and put me in touch with her friend Jesse James at Booktrope.
Believe it or not, it only took 5 days to get a contract. INSANE!
I should be sleeping but somehow I think sleep will elude me tonight. Perhaps I will write a little bit more on book 2.
I can’t wait for you to read about Emme, Charlie, Betsy, Oliver, Lilly, and Jack. Their world is as special as they are.