Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Breaking News: Daniel and I have an agent! (And what that means for Dystopian February)

Most of you probably don't know this, but Daniel and I have been working on various humorous picture book manuscripts together and I have been working on a YA novel.

Today we signed with Super Agent Stephen Barbara of Foundry Literary + Media.  We met Stephen in Bologna in 2008 and I love his taste in books (some of the authors he represents: Lauren Oliver, Leila Sales, PJ Bracegirdle, Betsy Bird, and Jack D. Ferraiolo).  So I was floored when I got the *best e-mail ever* from Stephen this morning (I am printing it out and framing it).

This is amazing news!!

But....it also means I have a very tight deadline now and will have to concentrate on writing until Feb 28th.  The downside of that is that I'm going to have to reduce the scope of Dystopian February.  I will still be offering giveaways, reviews and interviews this month...just not as many as originally planned. 

The upside is that there is now a very real chance you may one day get to read my books!  And that is incredibly exciting.

And in case you are wondering what the YA is about - yes it has dystopian elements.  How could it not?!  More will definitely be revealed in time.

For now....YAY!  I am a writer.

97 comments:

Melissa said...

Hurrah! :) Congrats to both of you :)

(You guys should team up and write a kids' books about Emmy, Kaia, and Lu *grin* )

Mim said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

Lynsey Newton said...

This is fabulous news (and so unexpected) but I'm REALLY happy for you and perhaps a tiny bit envious ;) Well done you! x

carolsnotebook said...

Congratulations! That's great!

Lenore said...

Melissa - Funny you should say that! One of our picture book manuscripts does have cats in it. But not OUR cats.

Thanks Mim!

Lenore said...

Lynsey - I know I was pretty quiet on the subject of writing in general, but the news I have today just needs to be shared!

Thanks Carol!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

Congrats and I had no idea you were writing a novel.
Congrats to the both of you.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

bibliophile brouhaha said...

That's wonderful news - Congratulations and best of luck!

Ginger @ GReads! said...

Awesome!! Congrats to you :-)

Nymeth said...

Congratulations to you both :D

Emy Shin said...

Congratulations to both of you! That's really amazing -- and best of luck. :)

Steph Su said...

OH MY GOSH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

PJ Bracegirdle said...

Wow! Congrats, Lenore -- and welcome to the family!

Kulsuma said...

Wow! Congratulations! Hope to read your book one day soon.

Nely said...

Congratulations! This is awesome and wonderful news. Best of luck and make sure to keep us updated.

Meghan said...

Wow, that IS incredibly exciting!! Congratulations to you and Daniel!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Wow congrats! He sounds like an amazing agent.

lisa said...

SO SO SO SO SO many congratulations for you both!

Sabrina said...

Congrats! That's so awesome.

Angie Smibert said...

Congrats to both of you. You snagged an incredible agent.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to read YOUR book!

The1stdaughter said...

How absolutely exciting! This is wonderful news for you both! *throws confetti*

Congratulations! Definitely well deserved!

Deborah said...

YAY!!! Excellent news!!! and like everyone said, can't wait to read YOUR book!!

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

Mardel said...

Great news and best of luck to you both.

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

This is so exciting! Congrats :) Can't wait to read your book!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!! That's amazing! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Yan said...

That is just so awesome!! Congrats Lenore!!!!

Amanda said...

Said it on Twitter already, but this is frickin' awesome Lenore!!

Sandy Nawrot said...

YOU are a goddess! I couldn't be prouder if I'd birthed you myself.

Amy said...

yay!

Tara said...

What fantastic news - congrats to you both!!

Sarah said...

Utterly fabulous news!! Congratulations.

danya said...

That's so fabulous - congrats!!

Charley said...

Congratulations! Awesome news!

K. M. Walton said...

Lenore! I am so thrilled for you. Enjoy every glorious moment!!

PJ Hoover said...

Huge congratulations to you guys! I'm so excited for you!

avisannschild said...

Whoo-hoo, congrats! I look forward to reading your book one of these days!

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Oh my god! Congratulations. That is fantastic news!!! I'm so glad to hear it.

Jeane said...

Wow, that's such amazing news! I just have to echo everyone: Congrats! Here's hoping to read your book someday!

Anna Moore said...

CONGRATS Lenore!!

Melody said...

Congratulations and best of luck to you both!!

Danny Pettry said...

I'm so glad for you and Daniel! That is wonderful. I sure hope everything works out with your novel.

I'm so glad I found your blog. I love it.

your friend and fan,
Danny.

heidenkind said...

Hooray! Congratulations. I will look forward to reading your book! :)

Stasia said...

Many congrats, Lenore. It's an awesome feeling to get an agent! But I must add that you were definitely a writer before!!! Good luck with your ms.

Jamie said...

OMG OMG!! I am so excited for you! I will be first in line to get your book!! :)

eldritchhobbit said...

Brilliant news! Congrats!

Chachic said...

Excellent news, congrats to you both! :)

Donna Gambale said...

CONGRATS! So excited for you and Daniel!

Valerie said...

Congratulations :-) ! Will your author picture include the cats, too?

Em said...

congratulations! can't wait to read your book! (side note: my cat would gladly star in one of your picture books)

Wrighty said...

Wonderful news!! Congrats! I can't wait to read your first book, and the many more that will follow. :)

Peaceful Reader said...

Congratulation! I can't wait to read your work.

The Book Muncher said...

Amazing news!! I'm so happy for you! When you're published, promise you'll come to NYC or something so I can tell everyone I knew you before you were, like famous as a writer!!

Linda said...

that is SUPER FANTASTIC NEWS! So happy for both of you!

Liviania said...

Congratulations Lenore! That's incredible news. (And what a great roster of authors to share an agent with.)

Trisha said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting and I wish you luck!

A Backwards Story said...

Congratulations!!!

I can't wait to hear more once you're allowed to reveal details!

Super exciting news! <3

thereadingdate said...

That's so exciting! Congrats to you both. Looking forward to reading your book!

Kristen M. said...

How wonderful! Good luck with the writing!

Steve said...

Yea! Congratulations, I know you two have had this dream for years and it just shows that with a good bit of hard work and patience, it has paid off!

Susanne Winnacker said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

Zibilee said...

Oh Lenore! This is amazingly wonderful news! I am so very happy and excited for you and I can't wait to read your books!

Delphyne said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful and exciting news!

Fuse #8 said...

Ah! Congrats. And do not forget that our delightful agent also represents Newbery winner Laura Amy Schlitz and fellow blogger Monica Edinger of Educating Alice. Not to mention Jules Danielson of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and Peter Sieruta of Collecting Children's Books. The man has a keen eye for a good blog, methinks.

Lenore said...

Betsy - Indeed! I just included those of Stephen's clients I've actually read :)

Beth F said...

I already congratulated you, but thought I cheer for you again here. YAYAYAYAYYAY

Shelley said...

I am delighted for you!

And the best Dystopia is Griftopia.

trish said...

AH! I'm so excited for you!!! Wish I could celebrate with you, but instead I'll have to eat some chocolate and just pretend you're here with me. :D

Beth S. said...

That is so great! Congrats!

Kailana said...

Congrats to you!

LinWash said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

Congratulations and best of luck to both of you!

Ladytink_534 said...

I've got to add one more: Congratulations!!!

thatcovergirl said...

LENORE! This is such fabulous news! Will be looking forward to reading your work! =)

Heidi Willis said...

Congratulations!! That is such amazing and spectacular news! I can't wait to see your future unfold!

Misty said...

CONGRATS!!!

Amused said...

Huge congratulations! I wish you both much success!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Wow, thats such wonderful news!

CONGRATS!!

I can't wait to hold a Lenore book between my hands - especially one with dystopian elements! :D

Shweta said...

Congrats Lenore !!! Such wonderful news..

Jessica Secret said...

Giant congrats to you both!!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Congratulations to both of you! This is awesome news. I am SO happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation, I knew it would not be long. You are both so talented. Keep up the great work.

Rhonda

Heather J. said...

Lenore that is SO EXCITING!!! I'm thrilled for you and Daniel. Congratulations!

Gabry said...

Hooray! That is fabulous news. I'm belated on the congratulating part though... It is very exciting! :D

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Hip hip hoorah!!!! Doing cartwheels on the carpet.

Miss K said...

Hooray and congratulations!

Anna said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news! Looking forward to having a book on my shelf with your name on it.

Serena said...

Congrats t o the both of you!

Brodie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is fantasic news!! All the best of luck to you both, I hope to see a post in the near future entitled "I AM BEING PUBLISHED!" :D

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

You were always a writer Lenore. Congratulations!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! I just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying reading your posts.

Shveta Thakrar said...

Oh, congrats!!!

Tammy said...

Congrats!!

Megan no h said...

Holy crap, you are awesome! Congrats!!!

Sarah Laurence said...

I only just noticed this post as I've been offline most of this month working on my WIP. Congratulations to you and Daniel! I can't wait to hear more about your YA.