Saturday, December 10, 2011

ICE DOGS announcement

photo credit www.sleddogcentral.com

Today I finally get to spill the beans and tell you my exciting news.

I've been waiting impatiently to be able to share, but now that the day is here, I'm actually a bit lost for words.

Here's someone else's words.
Deals from Publisher's Marketplace:

Children's: Young Adult
Terry Lynn Johnson's ICE DOGS, in which a 15-year old dogsled racer and sled dog owner loses her way on a routine daytime outing with her dogs; with food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods, is up to her, to Ann Rider at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, for publication in Winter 2013, by Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world). caryn@andreabrownlit.com


My novel will be a real hardcover book in two years!!!

I cannot even begin to tell you how good this feels. My dream of being published with a big publisher has come true!! And I owe much to my amazing agent Caryn Wiseman of Andrea Brown Lit Agency.

also,

A GIGANTIC and GRATEFUL shout out to my long-suffering crit partner PAUL GRECI

who read the manuscript about 608 times without complaint.
He is beyond awesome. He is also a spectacular, uber talented writer.


Really, a writer's most important tool is her critique partners. I also have to thank

Sue Kay Quinn
Kendare Blake
Medeia Sharif
Cynthia Chapman Willis

also my good friend, and not even a writer Jackie White  who keeps me grounded with her honesty.

I also owe a debt to the good friends I have made this year at the ELEVENSIES

See the village of support I have? I am one lucky writer! And now, thanks to my support team, I am soon to be a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt author.

37 comments:

Deb A. Marshall said...

Oh man, TerryLynn!! Fantastic fantastic news....congratulations!!!!

Veronica Rossi said...

Terry!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you!

YA Book Queen said...

Congratulations!! That's amazing news! :D

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I feel like throwing back my head and howling with joy! Yay, you! This is such fantastic news. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Terry! That is awesome news. Hope hardcovers are still selling well in two years.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm so happy for you! :) It's a great story and I'm glad I had a chance to critique it. I can't wait for the final version. I'm looking forward to the hardcover.

Jackie Garlick said...

AWESOME!!! SUPER DUPER CONGRATS!!!! REMEMBER ME WHEN...LOL...
So thrilled for you!

Valerie Geary said...

Oh I'm so excited Terry!! I can't wait to read it!

Paul Greci said...

Glad the news is out. And, if I had to read a book 608 times I'm sure glad it was an awesome, page-turning adventure story with amazing characters and a riveting story like ICE DOGS!!! :-)

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats Terry! That's wonderful! So excited for you. and it sounds like a terrific survival story! Yay!!!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! I read the announcement when it came out. The book sounds awesome.

Theresa Milstein said...

YaY! I'm so excited for you! My daughter will be thrilled to read it, I'm sure.

out of the wordwork said...

Oh, TerryLynn!!! So happy and thrilled for you. You've worked so very, very hard and deserve this! Congratulations!!!!!
Nelsa

S A Putnam said...

Congratulations, Terry Lynn!!That's fantastic news!! Can't wait to read it, as I love stories that center around mushing.

Sarah said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Terri Farley said...

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, love, love that your creativity and humor are part of taking back the wild.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

So excited for you Terry! That is such good news.

mshatch said...

great news! And I feel the same way about my critique partner :)

Kim said...

Woohoo! A hearty congratulations to you.

Jemi Fraser said...

Happy Dancing!!! And throwing confetti!!! And eating cupcakes in celebration!! Congratulations :)

DEZMOND said...

I'm doing a hula dance now :) Big congrats Terry, big congrats!

Miriam Forster said...

Holy AWESOME news batman!!!

That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you! *hugs* *does happy dance*

(Does that mean you'll be a 2013 author like ME?)

Anna Staniszewski said...

Hoooray! So excited for you. The books sounds fantastic!

Sophia Chang said...

Terry I'm so happy for you! Your subject matter is still the coolest, most unique thing out there and who can resist that adorable wolf howling photo :)

Kim Harrington said...

*happy dance*
YAY!

Lo Hughes said...

News like this never gets old!! So awesome and inspiring. Congrats! :-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

If that was your goal, then that is wonderful! Congrats.

Deniz Bevan said...

Squee! Congratulations!! Confetti and chocolate all around :-)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

SO happy for you! And lucky to be one of your crit partners!! Your story is awesome and will be hugely loved!! Enjoy, bask, and revel in this moment. It is well deserved. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hip-hip-hooray!!! IT'S ABOUT TIME!!! Terry, I am so, so, SO happy for you--you totally deserve to be with a big publisher!!!! And this is one GREAT book! :-)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations!!! I am sooo happy for you! I loved Ice Dogs and I can't wait to read it again when it comes out! Hurray for you!!!!

Lizann Flatt said...

Wow, TerryLynn, that's so fabulous!!! I'm howling in celebration with you! So cool to see this happening for you. :>

MTeacress said...

Oh my word. What wonderful news. It's like a Christmas present, but better. Congratulations! You deserve it. I can't wait to read it. :)

Marcia said...

Congratulations! Celebrate and enjoy. :)

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats, Terry!! :)

Heather Kelly said...

TERRY!!

Woo-hoo!

I am so excited about this! YAY!!

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