Good news week

3581145_blogIt’s nice to have one of these once in a while.

This week one of my dear writing buddies, Bria Quinlan, landed a dream agent. Her book, Secret Girlfriend, brought me back to my teenage years and made me laugh and cry like a schoolgirl.

Blog penpals Lisa and Laura Roecker announced their first sale of The Haunting of Pemberly Brown to Sourcebooks. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time because I knew it was going to happen!

Edited to add: And more good news! Fellow Ruby Sister, Tamara Hogan, sold her debut novel Underbelly as part of a three book series to Deb Werksman of Sourcebooks. Underbelly is set to be released in 2011! There’s still time left for more good tidings. 🙂

I received approval for my first conference speaking opportunity on Monday and I received an offer for my historical short from Harlequin Undone on Tuesday! It’s a love story that’s mentioned briefly in Butterfly Swords and forms the basis for Ai Li’s honorable yet feisty character.

If you’ve browsed by on Excerpt Monday, you may remember that I posted the opening in first draft: Warrior Bride excerpt

The details are still being hammered out, but right now I’m glowing that this little story will see the light of day and that I have a second sale.

Good energy is in the air. Can you feel it?


  1. Lisa
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 08:32:47

    We can feel it!! Thanks Jeannie! Good news abounds! Let’s keep the good vibes coming!

  2. Dara
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 10:14:55

    I can’t quite feel the good energy in the air…it’s actually been a tough week for me (probably the worst in recent memory).

    BUT I’m extremely excited to hear all this good news! Maybe the week will end on a good note after all 🙂

  3. Jeannie
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 10:29:55

    Congrats again LiLa!

    Dara, sorry the week hasn’t been the greatest. I hope you can weather the storm and take care of yourself. Best of luck and hope next week is a better one.

  4. December
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 10:35:40

    It HAS been a great week!
    But I’m a Polly Positive, so I always look on the bright side of my life. (but I keep an eye out for the Spanish Inquisition. You never know when to expect them.)

    I don’t have anything specific to report, but I can just tell, GOOD THINGS are coming my way!

  5. Jeannie
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 10:39:02

    December, that’s the attitude!

  6. Dara
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 11:10:28

    I need to have an attitude like yours December! 🙂 Just reading your comment makes me smile.

    Next week will be better, Jeannie–I’m sure of it!

  7. Victoria Dixon
    Nov 18, 2009 @ 22:13:42

    I’m soaking up the good vibrations, Jeannie! (I think I’ve finally got a kick ass query letter. That makes me feel good, though no one else might care. LOL) And I LOVE your site’s new look. It’s drop dead gorgeous.

  8. Jeannie Lin
    Nov 19, 2009 @ 03:39:59

    Excellent Victoria! Good luck.

  9. Bria Quinlan
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 08:48:02

    awww thanks!

    I’m getting caught up on all reading now that my revisions are “done” – thanks so much.

    I was surprised to see you still EMing, so I’m not surprised to see you NOT EMing now. But this is a great reason to be skipping it!

    Go You!