Monday, December 9, 2013

And the winner of THE WIG IN THE WINDOW is...



According to randomizer.org, the winner of the SIGNED hardcover copy of THE WIG IN THE WINDOW by Kristen Kittscher is:


MICHAEL G-G

Congrats, Michael! Expect an email from me, asking for your mailing address.

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I'm taking a blogging break for a few weeks, to get ready for Christmas and still have time to work on my fourth novel and some picture books. Those of you who know me on Facebook may already have heard this, but I just signed my first contract with Highlights for Children, for a rebus story. I know they don't publish right away (or ever), but it's a sale, and I'll take it! I normally wouldn't mention things like this on the blog, but I'm tickled pink because the first time I submitted anything to Highlights was in 1995. So there's a lesson for all you aspiring writers. 

Persistence pays off. 

(Sometimes it just takes longer than you expected!)


Herr's Christmas display, Nottingham, Pennsylvania



Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! May all your publishing dreams come true in the coming year. And if you're not a writer, but you are a reader, may you discover
new treasures in Children's literature in 2014 and share them with all of us!




16 comments:

  1. Yay for Michael! I'm highlighting THE WIG IN THE WINDOW today.

    Enjoy your break, Joanne. Mine begins next week. And YAY!!!!! for your sale!

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  2. Ah!!! CONGRATULATIONS, JOANNE!!! :D
    I got another week before going on a break.
    Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year 2014! :D

    All the hugs,
    ~Akoss

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    1. Thanks, Akoss! And Merry Christmas to you! Enjoy your break.

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  3. Congratulations on your sale to Highlights, Joanne. And thanks for the opportunity to win THE WIG IN THE WINDOW. *commences singing zippety-doo-da*

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    1. Thanks, Michael. And congrats again! After I dig out from the next snow storm, I'll mail your book to you. :)

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  4. Congrats on your sale to Highlights. I've been wanting to try my hand a writing a rebus. Maybe I will. Enjoy your time off and have a great holiday season.

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    1. Thanks, Erik. And you have a nice holiday too.

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  6. Congrats to Michael! And to you! I don't get on Facebook as much as I should and missed your announcement. So excited for you!

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    1. Thanks and no worries, Natalie! I don't get on Facebook every day, so I know I miss updates.

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  7. Yes, persistence is the key and congratulations on your upcoming story in Highlights. Have a great holiday.

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    1. Thanks, Greg (but a sale to Highlights doesn't mean imminent publication; it may be a while). Happy New Year!

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  8. Congrats on getting your work published in Highlights! Yeah for persistence!

    Merry Christmas! Enjoy your break and happy writing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Not actually published yet, Jess. Just signed a contract. But thanks! And a very Merry Christmas to you too!

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