Thursday, June 24, 2010

I have an AGENT!!

Yes, I've been sitting on this for the eternity that it took for the contract to come all the way from California! My spectacular news -

CARYN WISEMAN
has offered to represent me! 
*cue sun beams shining down from the heavens and warblers singing*

She read ICE DOGS, and said she loved it! I really can't believe it -

MY DREAM AGENT!


The phone call from Caryn took the shock out of turning forty last week. (as in what the... I'm FORTY? How did that happen?) and I couldn't ask for a better way to celebrate!

celebrating with Mr. Crabby is a good way to not feel forty.

We're still celebrating over here if anyone wants to come for brownies, skinny dipping and Crabby dancing. (everyone except the dog who is deathly afraid of Mr. Crabby for some reason. I have no idea why, it's not like I've chased her around the house with it or crawled to her bed and woke her up with it.)

I'm just VIBRATING with joy to be able to share this news with all my blogging friends. I may even post a vlog in the near future involving an attempt to do a celebratory roll in my kayak.

Cold querying DOES work. Yes, you too can get discovered in the slush. If I can, so can you!

51 comments:

Jen said...

Congratulations!!!!! I was just looking at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency so how funny is that!!!

TerryLynn I'm so excited for you! CONGRATS AGAIN!

David J. West said...

Congrats and happy birthday!

Medeia Sharif said...

Omg. Congratulations. It feels so good to get what you want. I was also a slush pile gal.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!

Elana Johnson said...

Ahhhhh!!! CONGRATS!!! That is awesome. You deserve it.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I'm so thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!

Laura Pauling said...

That is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Terry!!!

Natalie said...

Congratulations Terry! I'm so happy for you!

Kim Harrington said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!

paulgreci said...

Congrats, Terry!!!!
Ice Dogs rocks!!
Great hat, too!!

Anne R. Allen said...

I love a success story. It gives hope to us all. Many congrats!

Mary Campbell said...

Wow - very awesome Terry Lynn. I actually thought you already had an agent. But this is great news - congratulations.

I want to wear Mr. Crabby and come to some crabby dancing with you.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Woo-hoo! *happy dance* Sorry I can't do a kayak roll but I'll dance the floor and sure want to see that video. Now you've gone and said it, you're dared! I'm so happy for you. May this be a great relationship with more good news riding the wake!

Jemi Fraser said...

This is the awesomest (new word alert!) news!!! You so deserve it!

Congrats to both you and Caryn!

Good luck with the roll too :)

nanmarino said...

Hurray, TerryLynn!

Congratulations on your news and happy happy birthday! Hope the decade ahead is filled with great happiness and many book deals!

Heather Kelly said...

Terry--awesome news!!!!! You totally deserve it!! And, happy birthday! YAY! You ROCK!!!! WOO-HOO!!!

Julia Karr said...

Yay, here, too!!! This is awesome Terry!

Buffy Andrews said...

I am doing a Happy Dance. Way to go, girlfriend! Totally awesome. And I loooove the hat. Your great news gives us all hope. And don't fret about turning 40. It's just a number.

out of the wordwork said...

Saw this massive announcement on Verla's and had to pop by and share in the Crabby Hat dancing! Congratulations TerryLynn! This is a HUGE achievement!!!!
Nelsa

Sarah said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!!!!!

Aubrie said...

Wow, congrats!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! Andrea Brown Literary is such a great agency. I'm SO excited for you.

Anna said...

I already threw around a bunch of exclamation points on the Blueboards, but I can continue the party over here. Hooray!

Sonia Gensler said...

Congrats, Terry! :)

Ron Smith said...

Congrats! Read your news on the Blueboards. Here's to quick revisions and a lot of sales!

laurel said...

Congrats, Terry! What a fabulous way to celebrate a milestone birthday! (and the 40s are fabulous I'm finding so far--because its a decade when we discover our inner strength and how to use it).

brian yansky said...

Congratulations, TerryLynn. It's great to have someone on your side in the sometimes confusing world of publishing. Love your pictures and all the dogtalk.

Lizann Flatt said...

This is such awesome news, Terry! Congratulations on being agented!!!!
And happy belated birthday! I'm SO there for the brownies...you might be on your own with the skinny dipping thing, though. :>

Stephanie Thornton said...

I just popped over from Paul's blog from his post about the good news.

Congratulations! The Andrea Brown Agency sounds wonderful- I've read nothing but glowing things about all the agents there.

Yahoo!

Valerie Geary said...

Whoo hoo!!! :D Happy dancing for you over here!

nomadshan said...

Congrats again! As another new 40er, I'd say Crabby dancing and kayak roll attempts sound like an awesome way to celebrate! (I'll also second your advice on the slush pile - worked for me.)

Robert Guthrie said...

Major congrats! Just heard the great news from Paul Greci.

Thank you for sharing and keeping the wheel of positive energy spinning for all of us.

Alissa said...

Terry, this is great news! Congratulations!

Marcia said...

I figured your big news was something along these lines. Congratulations!! An agent for your birthday? How cool is that?

Lisa and Laura said...

AHH!! How did we miss this fantabulous post! CONGRATULATIONS! We are so freaking excited for you. AB is THE agency for us kidlit folks. Can't wait for more exciting announcements from you!

Christine Fonseca said...

Congrats! Awesome agency!!!

Janet said...

that is wonderful news, Terry! Hey, I had a birthday yesterday, wish I had just turned 40. You've got a ways to go before you catch up with me. Congratulations!

Lori Degman said...

Congratulations - I'm so happy for you! Andrea Brown Lit is a wonderful agency! I hope you make a sale real soon! And, happy belated birthday - 40's looking pretty good from where I'm sitting :-)

Susan Fields said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you!!! And happy birthday, too! Forty's not so bad, especially with great news like this!

My name is PJ. said...

Congratulations, Terry!!!!!

And happy belated birthday!!

Love the hat. Love it.

Jonathon Arntson said...

You're forty...? No way.

Also, that two weeks of not telling anyone about your news was difficult since we share so many friends! But I can repay the favor when I have good news I'll make sure you're one of the first to know but cannot tell anyone. Ha!

Kelly said...

CONGRATULATIONS, TERRY!!
So excited for you and I've heard wonderful things about Caryn!

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's wonderful news!!
That just goes to show you, you don't need any tricks or need to know anyone. You just need to write well and have a great story. :)
CONGRATS!
(And happy birthday) :)

Christina Farley said...

Thrilling!!!!! Fantastic agency. So happy for you and wishing you a quick sale too. Happy Birthday!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I am soooo late with this, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! How incredibly exciting and wonderful! Oh, and happy birthday, too! Love the Mr. Crabby hat and hilarious that doggie doesn't (snicker, snicker). I'm so happy for you! I'm off to find a crabby hat and bake brownies so we can celebrate in your honor here. ; )

Samantha said...

That's amazing!! Congrats! Can't wait to read your book. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congrats!! So excited for you :D
And welcome to 40. It's not too bad ;P

Stephen Macquignon said...

I am so happy for you

Mayra Calvani said...

Dear Terry,
That is SPECTACULAR news!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Patti said...

I'm a little behind, but WOW and congrats, Andrea Brown is on my list of dream agencies.

abitosunshine said...

Fabulous for you, congratulations! This makes me believe it is truly possible for me, too, one day!

Blessings & a bit o' sunshine!
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