Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spilling Secrets: My Epic News

If you’re my friend on Facebook or if you’ve seen me around lately, you might have noticed I’ve been in a rather chipper mood. You’ve probably wondered about my unusually goofy grin, and why I do things like sing at the doctor’s office while my kids are getting x-rays or whatever.

It’s a side effect of keeping a really great secret. Or two.

But with this blog post, my secrets are secrets no more. That’s right, you get to read it here first.

So, my first secret:
Me, signing my agency agreement.

As of last week, I am officially represented by Brittany Howard of the Corvisiero Literary Agency! (And okay, if you're my friend on Facebook, this wasn't so much of a secret.)

*cheers, dances, claps, dances, cheers some more, sings*

This is huge and exciting for me, as Brittany and I hope to be submitting my newest manuscript to publishers very soon.

But that’s not all. Oh no. There’s more. And this one has also been in the works for several weeks. (Two bits of equally huge news—no wonder I’ve been extra happy, yes?)

With Brittany's help, I have accepted an offer of publication from Rhemalda Publishing. They’ve picked up my YA paranormal romance, Descendant, and we’re aiming for a May 2013 publication date.
The cool thing about being an author?
You can sign important documents in your pajamas.
Me, signing the Rhemalda Contract.

*dances more, does a cartwheel, cheers, sings, cheers, flips*

I cannot tell you how hard it has been to keep all this to myself. At times, my brain has been at risk of exploding. But now you know, and I don’t have to keep secrets anymore.

None of this would have happened without massive amounts of support from the writing community and certain friends who held my hand all along the way (you know who you are) or without hundreds of visits to my local gym. To those of you who have supported me, thank you. Thank you so much for all your loving support.

Also, I'd like to thank the makers of Dr. Pepper and the good people at the Black Forest gummy company for making my favorite writing-time snacks, and the long list of amazing singers and songwriters who perform the inspiring music that has kept me going for the last several years.

I hope you will all be watching for launch party dates in May, because we are going to celebrate BIG. And everyone’s invited.

Oh, and also, stay tuned next week for giveaways and partying. There will be much celebrating in blog land.

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57 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!!

And I've read quite a few books from Rhemalda Publishing and have enjoyed them. :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congratulations!!! :D

Kasie West said...

WAHOOOOOOO!!!!! Seriously awesome news!!

Ruth Josse said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!

Karen Adair said...

SO excited for you!!!! Love the pjs!!! :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so excited for you!! Yayayayayayayay!

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations Nicole! So very cool! :D

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I'm so excited for you, Nichole!!!! <3

Bethany Wiggins said...

Hoo-freaking-ray!!! That is the best thing I have heard all week!!! I can't wait to read your book!

Katie Dodge said...

So happy for you!!!! Yay!!!! Congrats!!!! :D

L.T. Elliot said...

HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO! *fanfare, dancing, cartwheeling and backflips* Congratulations, Nichole! When you do news, you go BIG, baby! I'm so, so, so, SO happy for you!!!!

kbrebes said...

Yipee!! I can't wait to read your book, too!! Congrats!!!!

Mary Campbell said...

Yay - so happy for you. You've worked hard and deserve this. Congratulations!!!

Sara B. Larson said...

Congratulations!! I'm so so excited for you!! Glad everything worked out so well. :D :D

Stephanie Black said...

Congratulations!!! That is AWESOME!

Lisa Asanuma said...

Congratulations, Nichole!!! This is SO SUPER EXCITING!

Daron D. Fraley said...

Awesome! Congrats!

Angie said...

Hooray, Nichole! You deserve to party big time!

Stephanie McGee said...

Congratulations, Nichole! So excited for you.

Tristi Pinkston said...

*singing, clapping, doing the splits* This has been a long, hard journey for you, but now it's time for the whole world to understand the awesomeness that is you!!

Cindy M Hogan said...

Wahoo! so happy for you!!!

David P. King said...

Oh my gosh! That's amazing! This is like "I got an agent" month because you're the 5th person I've known for years who has been picked up. So proud of you. You're going to do amazing things. Congratulations! :)

Donna said...

Congratulations! That is amazing news!

Maria Hoagland said...

Yay!! [Clapping and twirling with you!] You've worked hard for this!

Sheila said...

I'm so incredibly happy for you!! What wonderful and exciting news!! I can't wait to read and review your book. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration you provide for all of us!
~~Sheila

Josi said...

So happy for you, Nicole. You have been such a great cheerleader for so many people for a long time, what a privilege it is for us to cheer for you! And what a great idea to take those pictures. Way to go!

Karlene said...

Wonderful news!!! You absolutely deserve it!

Renee Collins said...

Amazing news!! I'm so excited for you, Nicole! HUGE congrats!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Oh Nichole that is so fabulous!! I am so happy for you :)

Keith N Fisher said...

Wow! You rock. congrats.

Monique said...

Fabulous news! Congratulations!

Christy said...

Yay yay yay! So much fun! Congrats!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Squeee Nichole! Welcome to the family!

Cathy said...

Wonderful news. This is awesome. You certainly deserve it. Booyah!

Carolyn V said...

WOOHOOOOOO!!!! Congrats Nichole!!! That is fantastic news! I'm totally jumping up and down for you. Count me in for your release party in May.<3

Rachelle said...

So thrilled for you! You totally deserve all this goodness and more!

Heather B. Moore said...

I love that you are signing in your pj's. Only writers can be cool like that :-)

CONGRATS!!! So happy for you!

Debbie Davis said...

this only proves even more than before how truly awesome you are! I am so excited and happy and thrilled and know how much of a dream come true this is for you and I am so greatful for our friendship! I love you and I can't think of anyone who deserves this more after all your never ending dilegence! YOU ROCK!!!!!

Tapper said...

You know that moments in life that are pure joy with nothing else mixed in? I think you just got one! I love those moments. Congratulations!!

Nichole Jarnagin said...

I don't know you but as a fellow writer I know how huge this news is. Congrats on such an amazing feat! Don't you feel like getting an agent is half the battle? Or at least one if the major writing milestones.

Ruthe said...

Hi..Tristi's Mom here. She has always said that you had a great "voice" and thought you had a wonderful future. I am really happy for you, it is about time for more LDS authors to become more well-known. Do us proud!!!

Kellie said...

This is awesome! Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and can't wait to read your books!

ali cross said...

Hurray and Huzzah!!!

Anna Maria Junus said...

Congratulations! Getting an agent and getting published is way harder than writing the book.

Carolyn Twede Frank said...

Congratulations, Nicole. That is so awesome!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Wahoo! Congratulations on all your good news.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

Yay! Congratulations, Nichole! This is great news-news. :)

Joyce DiPastena said...

Oh, Nichole, I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!!!

Valerie Ipson said...

AWESOME! So thrilled for you!!!!!

G. Parker said...

Oh Nichole, that is so cool! No one deserves it more, you have been working so hard. You're an inspiration to us all. Just remember us when you're in the big time...lol

Randall said...

Congrats Nicole. Awesome!

Randy

J.R. Johansson said...

OH! My family is in town so I'm sorry I didn't see thus sooner, but HOORAY!!! Congratulations, Nichole! I'm SO SUPER excited for you, my friend!

Janice LeFevre said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you . . . and not a bit surprised!

Tanya Reimer said...

Congrats!

Rachel said...

Congrats!! I was sent here by Jenn. What great news, Nichole!!!*does snoopy dance for you*

Jessie Humphries said...

I heard about this through the grapevine before I found this post! Congrats Nichole:) You deserve huge success!!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Nichole, I am so thrilled for you! You've worked so hard for this. You have EARNED that goofy grin! Whoohoo!