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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The BIG News




It's beyond surreal to finally be writing this post.

I have an agent!!!

*breaks into an Egyptian happy dance*

And not just any agent!


An amazing agent who says my book about Theodora reminds her of her trip to Turkey. And she's been to Egypt and knows all about Hatshepsut. She loves history and is interested in my other books.

I am thrilled to announce I am now represented by Marlene Stringer of the Stringer Literary Agency!

Woohoo!


I don't have a picture of me signing the paperwork, but how many people can say they emailed their acceptance of an agent's offer while waiting for the Toy Story ride in Disneyland?

Me!

There's more to that story, but I'll save the "How I Got My Agent" story for another post later this week.

Suffice to say, there's going to be an epic celebration contest next week!

HURRAY!

46 comments:

Stephanie McGee said...

Congrats!

Josin L. McQuein said...

WOO HOO! Awesome news and awesome agent. CONGRATS!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Stephanie- Thanks!

Josin- Thanks a bunch! Marlene is pretty darn awesome!

Medeia Sharif said...

Huge congrats, agent sister!

I get good news and respond to it during odd or unexpected times. But that's what makes good news such an awesome surprise.

Anne Gallagher said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations!! You so deserve this.

Miranda Hardy said...

This is great news Stephanie! So very happy for you. Can't wait to see your books in print.

Kelly Lyman said...

Wonderful news!!! Congrats!!!

DL Hammons said...

I literally did a double take when I read the little snippet on Query Tracker. That is totally awesome for you!!!!! Congrats. :)

Craziness abounds said...

Congrats! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad someone else gets the Vitamin D thing. lol

L.G.Smith said...

Oh, yay!!! Fantastic. Congratulations. I can't wait to hear about the big publishing contract next. :))

*joins in Egyptian happy dance*

Bane of Anubis said...

Mad props!!!! YAY! So happy for you, Stephanie.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Congrats!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

How SUPERB!! Many, many congratulations.

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!! That's great news.

Susan R. Mills said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I didn't even take a break and it happened. :) I'm sooooooo happy for you!

Vicki Tremper said...

Oh Stephanie, that's awesome! Congratulations and good luck with the next steps!

Valerie Geary said...

Oh happy day!! Now I need to find me a colorful outfit like that lady in the picture so I can Egyptian happy dance with you!!! Congrats!

Jade said...

OMG STEPHANIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SO KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE YOUR BOOK IS AMAZING BUT STILL!!!!!

NiaRaie said...

SO exciting! CONGRATS! And I hope a book deal soon follows :)

Gary Corby said...

Congratulations, Stephanie. Nobody deserves it more.

Jemi Fraser said...

Woohoo!!!!!!!!!! I'm joining you in that happy dance (although mine may look more like the chicken dance!). I'm so, so happy for you Stephanie. Can't wait until your book is on the shelves!! :) Congratulations!!

Mason Canyon said...

Oh,congratulations Stephanie. Definitely time for the Egyptian happy dance. I'm with Jemi...can't wait for your book to be on the shelves.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

WritingNut said...

Congratulations Stephanie!!!! :) I'm so happy for you!!

J.C. Martin said...

Exciting news! Congratulations!!

Jenna Wallace said...

Oh Stephanie, congratulations!

Renee said...

You go, girl! And you don't need a photo of you signing the contract - that photo of you doing the "Egyptian Happy Dance" is even better!

Libbie said...

That is SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations, Stephanie!

Steph Schmidt said...

Eeeee congrats!!!

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Yippeeeee! Congrats.

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS, Stephanie!!!! :D WOOHOO!!!!!

Sorry I'm so late to the party, I've been offline in the writing cave. I finally pulled up my blog a few minutes ago and scanned my blogroll on my sidebar...and say your post title...and clickity click...BAM! Your AWESOME NEWS! :)

CONGRATS!!!∴*★✰*¨*•.¸¸.☆∶。◦°✰ (<-confetti)

Love,
Lola

Krista V. said...

Stephanie, I saw your success story over at QueryTracker and couldn't help but smile. I remember seeing THE SECRET HISTORY in a round of "An Agent's Inbox" a few months back, and the entry's stayed with me. Congrats, congrats, congrats. I'm sure you two will make a great team.

Paul Greci said...

Congrats!!! :-) :-) :-)

Mark Noce said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! How exciting:) I'm very happy for you...you enjoy that dance;)

Lydia Kang said...

I just saw this on QT and I am THRILLED for you! MS is awesome! You've been working so hard on your book. I'm so happy for you!

Julie Dao said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I just gasped and did a happy dance for you. Congratulations, Stephanie! I can NOT wait to see your beautiful books in the stores!

Dawn Simon said...

YAAAAAY!!! I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations, Stephanie!!

You know what? I mentioned you to my husband just this week because we were talking about Egypt. I must have been getting a positive Stephanie vibe! :)

Keep celebrating!

Lorena said...

Congratulations, Stephanie!! This is so exciting. Can't wait to read more about it.

Margo Berendsen said...

I saw your good news on QueryTracker - I haven't stopped by here in a while (my bad) but definitely had to stop by now to say CONGRATS!!!! I do hope that your Hatsheput novel gets picked up too!

Taryn Tyler said...

Hurray! Congratulations! I can't wait until you and Ms. Stringer get your book out to the publishers and onto the shelves. I know I will be waiting at the bookstores in anticipation to get my hands on the sweeping historical fiction :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Woo-hoo! sorry I'm late with the congratulations, but I'm dancing for you now! I'm so happy and excited and can't wait to see this book sold. *twirls and shimmies*

storyqueen said...

Can't believe I missed this! I am so excited for you! Your book is going to be awesome!!!

Wow!

Shelley

Stephanie Thornton said...

Thanks for all the congrats--this community of bloggers is the absolute best!

L. T. Host said...

So happy for you Stephanie!!!! *giant hugs**

Amalia T said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!!! I am so happy and proud of you!! I'm so glad that Theodora brought you to this point and so excited that your agent also loves Hat and Egypt! It sounds like a perfect match!!!

K. Marie Criddle said...

AHH!! WOOHOO!! How did I miss this earlier?? Congratulations a million times over! So so happy for you...and so excited to hear all about the wonderful and fabulous journey you've got ahead of you!

You rock, Stephanie!

Vince M. said...

Caught the news late, but still, congratulations! Wow! Well-deserved, what with all the work you've done to get this far. I know you'll go farther! Best of luck to you!