In case you weren't on Twitter last night (or you're one of those brave hold-outs who doesn't Tweet--seriously give in to the addiction!) there was some serious awesomeness going around. Two of my favorite people had some mega-huge-epic happy news to share, and I had to take a minute to spread the word.
You can read all the details on her blog (which you really should be following anyway--she's hilarious!) and you can find out more about Anna and the French Kiss here.
Congrats Stephanie! I'm SO excited for you, and I can't WAIT to read your book. I'll resist the urge to beg for an ARC (even though I WANT one) and wait somewhat patiently for my pre-order to ship instead. :)
I have been waiting WEEKS to be able to SQUEE publicly about this and now I finally can! ELANA SOLD HER FIRST BOOK! SHE'S GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's the details from Publisher's Marketplace: Elana Johnson's CONTROL ISSUES, set in a brainwashed society where those gifted with mind control best join the powers that be, but one rebel girl tries to beat them at their own game, to Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse, by Michelle Andelman at Lynn Franklin Associates (NA).
She gives all the details of her inspiring journey to publication here--make sure you stop by and tell her congrats! (And if you aren't already following her blog--which I don't see how that's possible, she has a bazillion followers--click that follow button. She's definitely going to be a force in the publishing industry--you want to know her!)
So HUGE congrats to Elana and Stephanie. I love watching fantastic things happen to awesome people! I hope you guys are out celebrating today--you deserve it!
Oh, and one quick reminder: Today is the last day to enter to win Meg Cabot's airhead trilogy, so if you haven't already entered, you better fill out the form by 11:59 PST tonight. Winner will be posted tomorrow.
Have a great weekend everyone!