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09 April 2008 @ 11:49 am

My editor at Del Rey sent a couple copies of THE QUEEN’S BASTARD ahead of the contracted author copies so that I could see them soonest. Oh my god. This is a beautiful, beautiful, *beautiful* book. Ted, in awe, said, “This is *hot*,” and it *is*. I cannot *wait* for this to go on the shelves so people can get it, because oh my GOD it’s gorgeous. I ran around the house shrieking and doing the beauty queen thing and being all tearful. It’s *so* pretty.

And it’s the mark of a couple pretty freaking significant landmark for me. First, it’s my first non-Harlequin book. Second, it’s my TENTH FREAKING NOVEL! ZOH. MY. GOD.

And third, I now have one million words in print.

Not too damned bad for somebody whose first book came out in June 2005, eh?

*beams like a frakking fool*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
irishkate: bouncyirishkate on April 9th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)



Well done - it looks amazing in the picture and it read amazing so I'm so thrilled and excited for you.
Retro Hollywood Starletvictoria_lane on April 9th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
Wow. That's very inspirational. Congratulations!
Natural20natural20 on April 9th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
That's fantastic! Yay you!

So, er, are the books gonna keep getting taller? I mean, in three more years, when your twentieth book comes out, am I going to have to buy giant bookshelves? :)
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suzanne mcleodsuzannemcleod on April 9th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
Whoo Hoo!!!!! Wonderful, can't wait to read it ;)
Doing simply dreadful things tooclanwilliam on April 9th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! Congratulations!
it's a great life, if you don't weaken: muppetology animal deadlinesmatociquala on April 9th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
Woooooooooooooooooooooo! Go team you!
Big Ferretbigferret on April 9th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
T.M. Thomastmthomas on April 9th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Congrats! That's great news. And quite an accomplishment.
J.K.Richárd: Bright!Shiny!New!neutronjockey on April 9th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
Go Catie Go!
Meg: Smile!moonbyrd on April 9th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I can't wait to find that on the shelves where it belongs!

...Although, seriously, I wish all books were still the size of those Cate Dermody volumes. REAL trade paper sizing! I won't be able to tuck "The Queen's Bastard" into a coat pocket to read on the train. :(
kitmizkit on April 9th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
The Dermody books are mass market size, and I've had an ongoing discussion with my publishers over mass market vs trade, but for the foreseeable future my books are going to keep coming out in trade. I hear you on the less-travelable size of 'em, but, um, well, I make more money off the trades... :)
Mary Annepers1stence on April 9th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
Your books keep getting taller and taller! Pretty soon they'll be taller than me! ;)
kitmizkit on April 9th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
Well, you're not terribly tall... :)
-peartreealley on April 9th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Not bad at all. Congrats!
S. Boyd Taylorsboydtaylor on April 9th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
Dinidamedini on April 9th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Not bloody bad At All! w00t!
Min: Retro/TopHatphantomminuet on April 9th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
**and the crowd. goes. wiiiiiild!**

Congratulations. It's a banner Wednesday for both you and the Lady Vols. ;-)