Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Stubborn Shall Conquer the Earth: Announcement

About a month ago, I posted about rejection and how I was grateful for the hard journey. If you haven't read my post, you can catch it here.

Well, ironically enough, exactly 1 week after I posted this blog entry, I received an offer of publication from Month 9 Books. 

Here is my Publisher's Marketplace listing.


In case you can't read it, it says:

Children's: Young Adult
Kristal Shaff's debut THE EMISSARY, in which a seventeen-year-old must defeat an ageless king and his powerful army in order to save their land from a cloud of darkness that threatens to destroy him, and those like him, who possess one of six deadly powers, to Courtney Koschel at Month9Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in December 2013 (World).

I want to send my OA ladies, and my writing friends, a BIG thanks. It's been a really long and difficult journey. It goes to prove that perseverance--and a dose of stubborn, hardheadedness--does pay off.



27 comments:

  1. Exciting news! Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations, well deserved after all the rejection you encountered. Good for you, your story inspires me to keep going. :)

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  3. Congrats Kristal! That's so awesome.

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  4. Congrats! And the tap-dancing owl is cute, too!

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  5. Congratulations! Very, very happy for you!

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  6. LOL yeah I think this biz takes a degree of stubbornness to survive :D LOVE the dancing owl :D And congrats again!!!

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  7. Big-time congratulations to you, Kristal!

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  8. Congrats, Kristal! :D I love your title for this post and the animated images, by the way. :)

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  9. Congrats! Super excited for you and happy your journey has reached this point!
    :D

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  10. Congrats!! And than you for sharing your journey with us. It is such an inspiration. =)

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  11. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

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  12. Yaaaaaaaay Kristal! So happy for you and your book!

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  13. Hooray!!!! I love your dancing owl. Let the owls dance!

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  14. YAY!!! WOOHOOOO! Congratulations, Kristal! I am so happy for you.

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  15. Congratulations! What great news.

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  16. Congratulations!!! That's so exciting!

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  17. Congrats! What wonderful news! I can't wait to read it!

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  18. Good job and congratulations :)

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  19. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! Way to freakin' go, Kristal!!!!

    *high fives*

    Congrats!!! :D

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  20. Congratulations! So exciting. :)

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  21. Yay!!! So excited to see the official announcement! I could not be more pleased for you. And I love the title of this post! You deserve this.

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  22. Congrats Kristal! So excited for you :)

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  23. Congratulations!!! I run a book review group, and we'd love to review it for you. I promise only constructive criticism and positive notes. No mean people allowed:) It sounds like a great book. I can't wait to read it.

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