We’ve Got Some Ketchingup to Do

We’ve Got Some Ketchingup to Do

Had enough of the Anticipation theme?  Me, too. No condiments this time, just real news.

This has been in the works for a week, and I’ve been about to pop the whole time. Monday, my wonderful agent sold SOUL TACO ENCHILADA to Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow/HarperCollins, as part of a two-book deal.  Publication is set for Winter ’09, with ARCs available sooner.

To say that I’m delighted is like saying that cheesecake is, oh, pretty good.

The deal will be announced in PW and PMP later. This is all new to me, so I’m taking advice on how to handle this whole “I’m a soon-to-be published YA author” thing.

By | 2007-12-19T09:37:00+00:00 December 19th, 2007|Inklings|56 Comments

56 Comments

  1. lisa_schroeder December 19, 2007 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Greenwillow and a 2 book deal!!!!! WOW!!!

    What a wonderful holiday present. 🙂

  2. jbknowles December 19, 2007 at 9:49 am - Reply

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    Enjoy the ride! It’s fun! Just hang on tight.

    🙂

  3. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 9:56 am - Reply

    It’s such a great present, I don’t want a gift receipt!

  4. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Hanging on tight. Fortunately, I still have my Kung Fu grip.

  5. davidlubar December 19, 2007 at 10:28 am - Reply

    This is great news. I’m truly happy for you. Now you can afford to upgrade from a crab hat to a lobster one.

  6. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Absolutely, now that I’ve clawed my way up the ladder.

  7. newport2newport December 19, 2007 at 10:34 am - Reply

    The condiments were nice, but I love hearing this meaty bit of news! CONGRATULAIONS!!!!

  8. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Thanks!

  9. cynthialord December 19, 2007 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Wow, that’s WONDERFUL! Congratulations!!!!

  10. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks! You rule!

  11. sdn December 19, 2007 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    that is fucking awesome. GO YOU.

  12. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Yeah! Even better than ham!

  13. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    I’m framing your comment, by the way.

  14. jmprince December 19, 2007 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    My face STILL hurts!!!!!

  15. dlgarfinkle December 19, 2007 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!

    As to the advice, don’t stress too much. Enjoy all the good stuff. And see if someone can get you on an ALAN panel. It’s good promotion.

  16. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Hmm, I’m not sure I can swing that last one.

  17. janetgurtler December 19, 2007 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Hey!
    I recognize you from the Blue Boards…
    Congrats soon to be published YA author!

    Fab news!

    J

  18. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks!

  19. sarazarr December 19, 2007 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    My advice: ENJOY IT

    There will be plenty of time for stress and anxiety and fear and nervous breakdowns later. 🙂

  20. tamarak December 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Huge congratulations. 🙂

    YOU get the day’s Dancing Cow!

  21. jennifer_d_g December 19, 2007 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Oh, finally! I have been waiting with fingers crossed just in case this was indeed what we were waiting for. I am so happy for you, David! Congratulations!

  22. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Too late!

  23. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    “I like the way you mooove it, mooove it”

  24. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks!

  25. tamarak December 19, 2007 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Yeah? Then watch this!

  26. afraclose December 19, 2007 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!

  27. pamm December 19, 2007 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, David!!!

  28. jenny_moss December 19, 2007 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Yay!!

  29. kristydempsey December 19, 2007 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    WOW! A sale and to Virginia Duncan to boot! That must be some great book, baby! Many congrats. I’m happy for you!

  30. idaho_laurie December 19, 2007 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Dump out the ketchup. Time for chocolate and champagne!

  31. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I heart chikin legs.

  32. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Yeah! Who’s buying?

  33. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks!

  34. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks!

  35. idaho_laurie December 19, 2007 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    My treat. But you’ve got to come to Idaho.

  36. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Idaho? I’ve never been there, except for that whole being born there thing. We left before my eyes were open.

  37. idaho_laurie December 19, 2007 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Wow really? You were born here? It’s your birthright, man! Don’t you hear it calling to you?

    I can’t claim the same. I was born in Wisconsin. Flat. Flat. Flat. There are some beautiful places here, though. If you like mountains and lakes, north and central Idaho are spectacular.

  38. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Oh, yah, in Pocatello, don’t you know.

  39. idaho_laurie December 19, 2007 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Not too far from the derriere of the Tetons. It’s not too shabby down there either.

  40. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Thanks!

  41. nancy_v December 19, 2007 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Many, many congrats!
    Can’t wait to hear more!

  42. seaheidi December 19, 2007 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    congratulations!! i heard your good news from julie–welcome to 2k9! =)

  43. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks!

  44. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Good to be here!

  45. eclectic_writer December 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Congradulations!!! That’s fantastic news, good luck with everything!!

    (btw, found you from and friended you, hope you don’t mind)

  46. seaheidi December 19, 2007 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    i’ll bet. i was so excited. =)
    jackson pearce just started a 2k9 community. it’s on my ‘friend list’ check it out. =)

  47. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I know Jack.

  48. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Why would I mind? You have a leaping cat icon! Thanks!

  49. seaheidi December 19, 2007 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    oh good!

  50. marypearson December 19, 2007 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! That is SO awesome!!! Being left dangling was so worth it! Congratulations, David!!! And yes, you DO have an awesome agent! ; ) I am so happy for you!!
    And now I have used my allotted exclamation marks for the day!
    Nah.
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Use any many as you want. There’s a !!!!!!!!!! sale at Staples.

  52. kellyrfineman December 19, 2007 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    WooHOOOOO! Congratulations!

  53. quiller77 December 19, 2007 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Arriving via ‘s blog to say, “Congratulations!” A two book deal yet. Awesome.

  54. annemariepace December 19, 2007 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Yay! I’m so very happy for you!

  55. thunderchikin December 19, 2007 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    🙂

  56. jodyfeldman December 23, 2007 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I hope you love working with Virginia and everyone at Greenwillow as much as I have. What a dream team! Congratulations!

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