Extra! Extra!

I interrupt my regular posting schedule to make a brief but exciting announcement:

The manuscript I submitted last fall has been officially accepted for publication!!!

Excessive use of exclamation points is warranted!!!

Tentative title!!! Band of Sisters

Tentative release!!! Spring 2010

Five women whose husbands are deployed in Afghanistan. Each has her own struggle and story, and the experiences they have and the friendships they make change them forever.

(Quite a departure from the whole historical temple novel thing, no?)

Good thing #2 baked brownies after school. It's time for chocolate!


(Thought I'd add more exclamation points. They fit. I'm exited!)



Heffalump said…
Congratulations! That is awesome!
I mean...AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Yay!! I'm so excited for you!

You deserve a serious celebration, go ahead and pop some champagne and - er - um - nothing.
Amanda D said…
That is so exciting! Use all the exclamation points you want. I'm so excited for you. Keep us posted on the process.

I had a candle burning for you all day, then left it burning in my office--a little risky--but the wick was so short, it burned itself out.

CONGRATS! I love the book, and I'm glad Covenant loved it too!
Brooke said…
Yay! A good book and brownies are always a good reason to be excited!Congratulations!
Kristina P. said…
This is great! Sounds like a great story.
Annette! Annette! Extra! Extra! This is so great! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i didn't doubt it! This one is great!
Look, you even have ME using exclamation marks!
Erin said…
Woo Hoo!! Yippee!! All right!!
Jami said…
No, really!
Rebecca said…

That is very exciting! Congratulations!

You know what goes well with excess exclamation points and brownies?

Ice cream!
That is great news. Yay! How fun to do something different.
Melanie J said…
Yay! When do I get to be one of yoru beta readers?

Good for you! This is awesome!
Summer said…
Heidi Ashworth said…
That is so wonderful! Yay!! What else does one say in this situation? Pass the chocolate this way, sister? Oh, and, are you wearing brown?
Jenn said…
Yea for you! Eat the whole pan of brownies!!!!!!
Have a few more exclaimation points on me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lara said…
Congratulations! So exciting!!!!! :)
::Jan:: said…
This is just the best news!!! So very happy for you Annette. And it will be exciting to read as well. Very different from what you have written so far.

Way!!! To!!! Go!!!

In a cheerleading voice.
Sue said…
Congratulations Annette!!! That's very exciting news.
LisAway said…
Happy, happy news! I'm going to go grab a brownie (made for purposes of self consolation last night, and because I love them and make them all the time anyway) and eat one in celebration for you!!

Really, this is awesome.

Michemily said…
Congrats! I'm "exited" too!
Julie P said…
Congratulations!!!! Here are even more exclamation points to help you celebrate!!!!!!!!!
NorahS said…
Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!!! I can't wait to read it!!!
Luisa Perkins said…
SO excited for you! I love the title.

Bring on the chocolate!
JustRandi said…
I'm so excited for you!!!!!
Can't wait to hear more!
the letter Bee said…
Yes this definitely calls for excessive exclamation points!!! I'm so excited for you!
Josi said…
Holy smokes--Annette broke the one exclamation point rule. She must be out of her head!!!!!!!!

BIG congrats--I mean, of course the acceptance was a no-brainer, but it's a celebration all the same. Way to go, girl, I'm happy for you.
Lyon Pride said…
CaJoh said…
Congratulations on your publication. Please remind us when it is in the stores— I know I have a tenancy to forget things… darn aging.
Mina said…
"It was cold, so I put on a sweater!"
-from Elaine's editorial stint at Pendant

Congratulations. I really do need to read some of your stuff.
Jenna Consolo said…
Fantastic news! I am thrilled for you, and can't WAIT to read it!
Karlene said…
Wonderful!!! So glad to hear this.
in time out said…
btw. congratulations...and great reads.
Scott and Lonna said…
HOW EXCITING!!! Congrtulations! Please be sure to let us all know when it is released so we can all run out and purchase it! Sounds like a wonderful story!
Congratulations! So exciting!
An Ordinary Mom said…
What exquisite news!!!!!!!!!!

And chocolate, too!!!!!!!

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