Sunday, July 30, 2006

I SOLD TO HARLEQUIN ROMANCE!

Well readers thanks for being patient with me while I was on holidays. I got fantastic news while away that preempted any other posts I might have made about the good time I was having - which I'll post about later. Right now the news is that I've sold TBB - The Baby Bargain, now entitled "Hired By the Cowboy", a title I like a lot!

Details are that it's out next May. There was popping of champagne and perhaps some squealing when I got off the phone.

I'm very excited and also really happy that my editor is Maddie Rowe, who's been an absolute dream to work with. I could hardly wait to get back so I could get back to work...but while "home" (back in New Brunswick visiting our families) I didn't even touch the zipper of the laptop bag. I knew I'd need to conserve my energy!

More gushy, thank you, Oscar-type posts to come but right now I'm still on NB time which means it's only a wee bit after 5 a.m. here.

34 comments:

  1. YYYYAAAAAYYYYYY Donna!!! So pleased for you -- what a year!! :) :) :)

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  2. That is so fantastic!! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  3. Congratulations, Donna!

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  4. You have NO IDEA how much it has KILLED ME keeping this a secret!!!!!

    MEGA MEGA CONGRATS!!!!! AM SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO PROUD!

    Now off to drink something sparkly on your behalf... (yeah I know - any old excuse....)

    MEGA HUGS AND SLOPPY CYBER KISSES BABES!

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  5. Donna - this is fantastic news. A huge congratulations and so well deserved!

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  6. Donna, Trish outed you on eH. Just wanted to congratulate you on the fabulous news.

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  7. Donna, you know how excited I am for you. Well done. You deserve it. And at the rate you write, you're going to have another five books out before I finish number three.

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  8. Oh Fiona you are so sweet! It almost killed me to wait a week to spill, but I wanted to be able to enjoy the pc and sharing with my friends. Thanks so much all of you!

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  9. Congrats!! I am so happy for you!!

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  10. That's amazing! Congratulations!

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  11. Gosh, I'm so proud of you Donna. Congrats...
    mary

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  12. sue child3:43 PM

    DONNA! So excited, proud and delighted for you!!!

    Can't wait to read Hired by the Cowboy!

    CONGRATULATIONS

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  13. YAY!!! Donna this is fantastic news! And having met the wonderful Maddie you have a great editor. She also great to hang out with (as are you!)

    I knew you could do it and am bouncing round my flat in excitement!

    Biddy

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS DONNA!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!! Be sure to let us in on every step of the process -- I love reading how a book is born.

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  15. Oh Congratulatins Donna!

    That is such great news

    I'm truly happy for you

    Welcoem to the 'family' of HMB

    Kate

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  16. Donna,
    Yippeee!! So excited for you and what a way to enjoy a holiday as a published author!

    Sensational stuff.
    Enjoy every minute.

    Cheers
    Fiona

    http://www.fionalowe.com

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  17. I heard the news on the M&B newbie loop - YEAH! and a very tiny 'finally'. Any word on your MX?

    RSVP-ing to the sale party now!

    CONGRATS Dahlink!

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  18. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Great news, Donna!!!! What a good thing you gave up the day job! Now you can put your mornings aside to write for M&B.
    Janet

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  19. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Well done Donna, much much congrats, hope you will be celebrating for some days yet, lots of bubbly!
    Daisy - Abby Green

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  20. Anonymous8:15 PM

    WTG, Donna!!! You've worked so hard and now you're living the dream! Major congratulations, hon! I can't wait to hear more of your Call story. :)

    Keep smiling!
    Gail from Canada

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  21. Congratulations Donna, it's so great to see that all your dedication and hard work have paid off! I met Maddie at the RNA conference and she was soooooo cool.

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  22. Donna,
    super congrats!
    I'm so thrilled for you.
    We're going to be 'stable mates' in the fabulous Romance line. How cool is that?
    And I adore Maddie. She's my editor too and truly great to work with.

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  23. Donna! Major congratulations, what wonderful news. I'm so thrilled for you!

    Karen

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  24. WTG! Donna! That's such awesome news. Congratulations and best wished to keep things rolling!
    {hugs}

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  25. Anonymous11:18 PM

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I"m so thrilled for you Donna!!!! :D :D :D I KNEW this was going to happen for you. You ROCK. :D

    Sara

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  26. More congratualtions! Excellent news. I'll keep my eye out for Hired By the Cowboy!

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  27. *throws confetti*

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I =knew= you could do it!

    *woot-woot*

    Love the title!

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS, Donna! So happy for you, sweetheart! A much deserved outcome.

    :-D

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  29. Yay, Donna. Huge congrats to you!

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  30. OMG!!!! What WONDERFUL NEWS TO COME HOME TO!!!!

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  31. Congratulations, Donna!!! It's so inspiring to see a new sale!! Yay!
    Now I'm going to go read your next post to hear the story! :)

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  32. Just back from hols and saw your news!!! I am so pleased for you! Many congrats!!!! Can't wait to read it.

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