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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Big, BIG News!



Here's the official announcement, straight from Publisher's Marketplace:



Debut 

Stephanie Thornton's THE SECRET HISTORY, in which a theater tart-turned-Constantinople's premier courtesan must decide what's more important: pleasing the emperor who claims to love her or keeping the son he can never know about, to Ellen Edwards of NAL, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication beginning in 2013, by Marlene Stringer of the Stringer Literary Agency (World English).

Wow. Just wow.

It's taken buckets of blood, sweat, and tears to get to this point (and not just my own, I promise you!) so it's beyond surreal to post the announcement I've been working toward for four long years.

Not only that, but today would have been my mom's 51st birthday. I like to think this is a sort of reverse birthday present, and that she'd have been pretty proud of me. (And maybe that she would have liked my books too!)

The epic celebration contest is coming Monday so check back next week!


*breaks into an Egyptian happy dance*


Woohoo!


39 comments:

Amalia T said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Wow!!! Stephanie, this is GREAT news!!! I am so proud of you and excited for you and WOW!!!

Jade said...

I am grinning from ear-to-ear! So well deserved, but not at all unexpected. Congrats, lovely lady!!!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Amalia & Jade--I think it's pretty fitting that two of my beta readers are the first to comment. I couldn't have done it without you ladies!

Just Another Sarah said...

Congrats!! That is truly great!

Gary Corby said...

Three book deal, sold at auction. That's very impressive!

I can't wait to see the books with your name on them!

Congratulations!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm so happy for you, Stephanie. Congratulations!

Julie Dao said...

O.M.G.!!!!!! (Which is what I just YELLED when I saw this) CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie. I am so, so happy for you. You've worked so hard and deserve this completely. Can't wait to see your books on the shelves!!

Jemi Fraser said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!! I'm SO excited for you. And a 3 book deal no less! You must be absolutely bouncing!!!! Congratulations - I'll do a happy dance for you too. So thrilled all your hard work is paying off :) YAY!!

Michelle said...

FABULOUS!!! congratulations !!!
xx

L.G.Smith said...

I'm dancing like an Egyptian with you!!

Wonderful, fantastic news. How exciting. My only gripe is I have wait until 2013 to read the novel.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

EEEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! WOOT! Congratulations, Stephanie! SO SO SO excited for you. And me! I've been wanting to read one of your books for a long time. :-) *happy dances with you*

Carole Anne Carr said...

What a wonderful thing to have happened to you!!

Cherie Reich said...

Yay! Congratulations!!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Congrats! I <3 Constantinople, by any name. ;)

Michelle McLean said...

congrats!!! amazing, wonderful news!!!

Sandra Almazan said...

Congratulations!

Laurel Garver said...

Fantastic, Stephanie! What an amazing "reverse birthday present." Congrats!

Casey McCormick said...

Congratulations, Stephanie!

Jenna Wallace said...

Such fantastic news! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to read them...

Natalie said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!! I'm so happy for you, Stephanie! You totally deserve this and I hope it's every bit as wonderful as you've imagined.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Wow, congrats! You must be over the moon!

Vicki Tremper said...

OMZ, this is so awesome! I can't wait to read the whole thing, out in the wild! Congratulations and best of luck!

NiaRaie said...

SO excited for you! Yaaaaaay! *tosses confeetti*

Stephanie Thornton said...

Man, you guys are awesome! I couldn't check in from work today (last day of school) and now there's all these great messages.

Thank you, thank you!

Karen Akins said...

Just saw this! Congratulations!!!

Renee said...

I am so thrilled for you. And at auction, too! Wow. Congratulations!

Lavender said...

Huge, enormous congratulations, Stephanie! (Perfect picture, too! haha)

Stephanie Thornton said...

Karen--Thanks so much!

Renee--I can't wait to read a similar announcement about you one day!

Lavender--I just love that picture. It doesn't get much more awesome than fireworks over the pyramids!

Valerie Geary said...

Stephanie!! This is fantastic!!! So many congratulations to you!

L. T. Host said...

OH MY GODS STEPHANIE! *passes out* I am so happy for you!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

*runs around in circles, passes out again*

Sorry I missed the announcement. I'm really, really good at this friends thing.

Do you think Hattie will make it into the three? (If you can say).

Lindsay N. Currie said...

SO SO SO happy for you! Congrats!!! Enjoy this moment and good luck!

Dawn Simon said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So excited for you!! Your book sounds great, and I'm certain your mom would have been proud! Hugs to you, Stephanie!!

P.S. - Thank you again for the great gift package from when you landed your agent!

Lorena said...

This is wonderful, Stephanie! Congratulations!

Elana Johnson said...

CONGRATS, girl! Can't wait to read them. You're a rock star!

Debra Giuffrida said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Wonderful news Hattie! (I can't think of you as anyone else, dear!) What a wonderful way to end the winter and begin the summer! Congrats! Now if only some of your work ethic would rub off on little ole me! lol

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

I have absolutely no idea how I missed this (just saw your contest giveaway and had to find out the deets!!), but CONGRATULATIONS! How absolutely awesomely wonderful! The books sound wonderful and a three-book deal is MAJOR! So, so excited for you. Congrats again!

Miriam Forster said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!


CONGRATULATIONS!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

*tacklehugs Stephanie*

Bane of Anubis said...

I am so very happy for you. Congrats!

Anita Saxena said...

Congratulations! So very very happy for you!