Monday, March 14, 2011

So, I Have Some News (and a Mega Giveaway of a Kindle and More)



Okay, so. Yeah.

This post is one I sometimes thought I wouldn't ever get to write. I mean, I think we've all been there. On the other side of confident. So. I'm kind of flabbergasted. Humbled. Thankful. Dazed.

The inside of my head sort of sounds like the inside of a bee hive. Buzzzzzzzzzzzz. It's weird to say it even, these words. My and agent. Like in the same breath. So, I'll just, for the moment, tell you whisper:


I have an agent.

Her name is Vickie Motter. She's very cool. I like her very much. She took a chance on me.

Honestly, I think that's about all I can say about that today. Because of that buzzing in my head?

So, I'll just tell you that I'm having a giveaway. And I'm not doing it alone. That's part of the reason why I'm just so holy $#!% taken aback. Because people wanted to celebrate with me. Like, willing to even give stuff away for it. And to be honest, if I talk about it any more, I'm going to start sobbing and be unable to finish this post. Their friendship. Their generosity. That of everyone who helped me along the way. Reaching out. You guys. My and agent. It's got me just. I don't know. overwhelmed.

So, yeah, just take a look at the giveaways below. Go to all of their blogs pretty pretty please. They're all amazing people and bloggers. You'll like them. Follow them, okay? And then enter their giveaways. And then come back and enter mine (entry is at the bottom). I'm looking forward to giving these prizes away. I wish I could do more for you. Because I'm certain that I didn't make it this far alone. Your support, your blogs full of advice, encouragement and inspiration, it's all made the difficult journey easier and OMG I can't do this without crying. Okay, moving on.

I don't normally require a follow for giveaways, but this time around, I'd like to reward my bloggie friends. So please be sure you follow, okay? And if you'd like to win the kindle, please make sure you follow all the blogs participating in the Mega Giveaway ( a couple have alternative requirements; you'll see). They're all linked below.

I owe a lot of people Thank Yous, so I promise I'll post that soon, along with my agent story. But for now, thank you. For being a part of my life. I hope I can celebrate with you your own good news, whatever you're wishing for.


Agent Signing Celebration Mega Giveaway



Winner 1: A 1st page critique from my agent Vickie Motter!

Winner 2:
slate-shasta-main-wifiA Kindle Wireless Reading Device


In order to win this one, you will need to follow all the blogs in the giveaway to qualify.





Winner 3:
escapingintotheopen Signed copy of Escaping into the Open: the Art of Writing True by Elizabeth Berg







Winner 4:
shade Signed Hardback of Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready










Winner 5:
passingstrange Signed Hardback of Passing Strange by Daniel Waters









or



or


(You will need to subscribe or follow her RSS feed)

One winner will win: 
WRITING DOWN THE BONES, by Natalie Goldberg
or
HOW NOT TO WRITE A NOVEL, by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
or
GIVE 'EM WHAT THEY WANT: THE RIGHT WAY TO PITCH YOUR NOVEL TO EDITORS AND AGENTS, by Blythe Camenson and Marshall J. Cook


One winner will win all three:
  • Stephen King's ON WRITING
    • Ray Bradbury's ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING
  • Anne Lamott's BIRD BY BIRD


(In lieu of a follow, you will need to LIKE her Fan page)
Winner 1: A signed copy of MISFIT MCCABE (or ebook)
Winner 2: A signed copy of NOWHERE FEELS LIKE HOME (or ebook)
 Winner 3: A canvas book bag



One winner takes all 3:
A signed copy of THE DARK DIVINE
A signed copy of RAISED BY WOLVES
WRITE GREAT FICTION: PLOT AND STRUCTURE



A $25 Amazon gift card


A $25 Amazon gift card


A Hardcover of Across the Universe


A Signed copy of PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers

(You will need to subscribe to her blog)

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Guide
Or
A partial Critique



A $15 Barnes and Noble gift card



Winner 1: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
Winner 2: HUNGER GAMES
Winner 3: THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET



ANGELFIRE by Courtney Allison Moulton
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins 
DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins


To enter my giveaway, please fill out the form below:

If you want to enter to win the kindle, make sure you check the box for the kindle and follow all the blogs participating! This giveaway starts at 10 AM EST March 14 and ends midnight EST April 1.

202 comments:

  1. Yay--one advantage to being up all night writing: I GET TO BE THE FIRST TO SAY CONGRATS! Ya know I love ya girlie. Sorry I'm not one of the giveaways--I should've offered. I'm just in drafting zone and didn't even think. FAIL!

    You deserve every bit of success and more to come! *tosses buckets and buckets of sparkles*

    HUGS!!!!!

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  2. Woo! CONGRATULATIONS!

    *joins Shannon in tossing sparkles and confetti*

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  3. That is so awesome! She's been a busy agent! You must be jumping up and down! Enjoy this celebration week! yay!

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  4. Congratulations!!! That is super exciting! I wish you all the best!

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  5. SO happy for you, Carol! Awesome, awesome news, darlin'. I'm not at all surprised, either: I knew this was coming someday. :D

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  6. Congratulations on securing an agent! That is so awesome.

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  7. Ah, what wonderful news! I'm not the least bit surprised, but I sure as hell am overjoyed.

    I follow most of your friends, but I'm off to check on everyone else.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  8. Hooray! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. :)

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  10. heeeeeeeeeee!!!! I'm SO happy for you, C! I hope you go out and celebrate every. single. night. AND then come visit me so we can go celebrate with James ;-)

    xoxoxo

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  11. Yay-agent sister! Congratulations!(Your prizes rock, by the way!)

    I've been waiting for your post all weekend. I'm only about a week ahead of you, so I totally relate.

    Enjoy the buzzing feeling--and then get to work. ;)

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  12. Yay! Congrats! :)
    Thanks for the contest! I have filled the form but please enter me only if it's International.

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  13. Holy shit. Congratulations! I like it when good things happen to good people. I also like donuts, but that's neither here nor there.

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  14. Holy WOW! I'm so excited for you, Carol!!!!!
    HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAY!!!!

    YAYAYYAYAYAYAYYAYYAYYAYAYAYAYAAYAAYAYAY!!

    Oh go on, one more time!

    YAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAY!
    :-)

    HUGS!!! xx

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  16. So freaking happy for you!! Hearts all around!!

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  17. Well we make a good pair then because I keep tearing up because I am so happy for you!!!

    You are a wonderful person and writer who deserves this sooooo much! Can't wait to buy your book chica! <3 you, now go bask in your day :)

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  18. Congrats congrats congrats!! I'm so excited for you! That's so awesome! Goodluck with everything! =)

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  19. WOO HOO!!!! SO SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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  20. Woo hoooo! Huge congrats to you! And just my two cents, but she didn't "take a chance" on you. You're a brilliant writer and she's lucky to have you. :)

    Can't wait to see your book deal announcement.

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  21. WOW! Congrats---I haven't entered yet, but will. Just wanted to give you a shout out first, lol. I can imagine your excitement, I got excited for you just reading this. AnyWHO, congratulations and off to read the post and contest info slooower this time.

    Cheers,

    Deb

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  22. CONGRATS again Carol! SO, SO Happy for you!!!!

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS, LOVE! You know how badly I've wanted this for you and I don't know anyone who deserves it more, as a person or as a writer. Revel in this moment and know there are MANY more to come!!!

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  24. So I'm about to jump up and down and scream. Wait for it. There. My kids are looking at me funny. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I knew you could do this. Oh, dear, I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear more. I will be back.

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! This is such fantastic news and I just KNEW this day would come soon, so happy to finally see it here! WOOT! This couldn't have happened to a lovelier person! Mucho hugs and congrats. I can't wait to read more about how you signed with your agent and then see your book deal! So exciting! XOXOX

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  26. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! :) Happy dancing up here in Canada!!!!

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  27. I'm so happy for you Carol!! Big smiles all around!! :-) :-) :-)

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  28. Congratulations!!!!!!!! I've been waiting to hear when you would announce news like this! I'm looking forward to hearing your story on how you signed with Agent Awesome! best of luck to you!!

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  29. Super Congrats!! That's very exciting, and that all your friends are joining the celebration is very cool. :) Savor the moment!

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  30. HOLY TOLEDO THIS IS UTTERLY FANTASTIC!!!! I am over the moon happy for you!!! Sending you cookies and champagne! Well deserved! Couldn't have happened to a sweeter person! Good luck with what happens next (still unknown territory to me)!

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  31. This is such amazing news! I am so very happy for you! Congratulations!!!

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  32. Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay, yay, yay. Well, you know how I feel.

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such good news! =) We shall celebrate at WisCon!

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  34. Congratulations, Carol! You may have been surprised by the news, but I'm not. You getting an agent was always pretty much a given. Now stop lazing around giving out massive amounts of prizes and go get published!

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  35. OMG OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    Carol! I'm so HAPPY for you!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't express in words how thrilled I am for you, dear. <3<3<3<3 *confetti*

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  36. Congrats! I am really happy for you!

    http://twitter.com/#!/brandileigh2003/status/47299903407394817
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=189041737798459&id=167771619899773
    http://blkosiner.blogspot.com/p/conests.html

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  37. We've just "met" and yet I'm utterly happy for you! And btw super prizes!

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  38. I am just running out the door for a dr's checkup for baby girl, but I had to stop by to tell you again WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and YAY!!!!!!!! I am just over the moon for you. :D Love and hugs!!

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  39. *throws confetti*

    YIPPEE!! GO YOU!!

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  40. HOLY CRAP!! Congratulations!! Stupendous news!! Yay you!

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  41. While I'm not surprised at all(!), I'm so happy for you!!! A tast to you and your new agent--cheers to successful, speedy sales!! :)

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  42. Congrats! I looked her up after I saw Sara's blog post and she looks REALLY AWESOME! :D

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  43. You deserve this so much and I'm THRILLED FOR YOU! And how awesome that so many people love you and share in your joy?

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  44. That's really incredible! Congratulations! I couldn't think of anyone else in the blog world I'd rather see have such success! I really mean that, you're awesome.

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  45. Congratulations, Carolina!!! *tosses glitter* I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to hear your agent story. Enjoy the moment and here's some virtual cupcakes for you! :)

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  46. Congratulations! So excited for you! Enjoy your moment--it's one of the bestest ever! :)

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  47. Huge congrats!!!!! http://twitter.com/#!/NicoleZoltack/status/47306463810555904

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  48. I think I stopped breathing for a moment. You deserve this so much. Woo-hoo!!!(got my breath back)
    I follow many of the above but I'll check out the others, too. What a wonderful bunch of friends to throw you a big party!

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  49. Congratulations Carol!! That's amazing news! I hope you sell huge!

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  50. Amazing contest, amazing giveaways, amazing bloggers. Just shows how much you're loved!

    But who the hell cares about a giveaway?! YOU SIGNED!!! Best. News. Ever. Let me guess what you're feeling: thrilled, relieved and absolute fear. Anything left over is numb.

    Isn't it great?

    CONGRATULATIONS, Carol!

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  51. A patient asked me this evening why I had a big dopey smile on my face. And I replied, "because - quite possibly one of the loveliest people in the world just announced the best news on the planet".

    May I send you 12000 miles of congratulations Cee, and say that you deserve this 12000 times over. This will keep me smiling all week long.

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  52. HOLY CRAPANOLI!!!! I am SO happy for you - over the moon excited and happy dances and sparkles!!! (also, obviously, a complete overuse of exclamation points as well).

    You are awesome and you deserve this SO much!! :)

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  53. CONGRATS, carol, on your big news. :D

    I was holding my breath when I saw the title. So many times I've thought a writer was going to make a similar announcement, only it was nothing more than a tease. This is awesome news!!!! Thank you for not teasing me. :D

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  54. !!! So awesome! HUGE huge huge congratulations! :)

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  55. awesomeness for the contest, I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU CAROL!!!!!! i have no doubt in my mind you'll go on to do GREAT things and you TOTALLY deserve it.
    Much love,
    Aleeza

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  56. That's so wonderful! congrats! Let the rollercoaster begin! ;o) xoxo

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  57. and just because i kind of feel like it, you sort of made my whole WEEK the day you began following my silly lil' blog...when i had barely even three. and i'll always love you for that, ALWAYS. and in a totes non-creepy way. :)
    also, in the above comment, i meant 'awesomeness of the contest aside'...kinda got carried away with the excitement. :D

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  58. Congrats!!! I can't wait until you find a publisher and your book comes out so I can read it.

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  59. Congratulations!!! :D That is awesome news, and you deserve to celebrate!

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  60. WEEEEEE!!!! Congratulations girlie!!!! Best news I've heard in a while and I'm so excited for you.

    Let the party begin!

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  61. Congrats Congrats Congrats, Carol!! :D

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  62. So cool! CONGRATS! And such great friends and support for you!

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  63. Congratulations, Carol!!! That's always great news to hear! Good luck. =)

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  64. I've said it before, but WOW, THIS IS AMAZING! I'm so happy for you!

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  65. CONGRATS, sweetie!! Vickie sounds great -- my friend (and your new agent sister) Cambria loves her, and I'm so happy for both of you!!

    Can't wait to hear about life after YES! :)

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  66. Well, love, I think you already know my feelings on this...but for public viewage:

    WOOHOO!!! We gonna party like it's your birthday | Drink Bacardi like it's your birthday! ✩☆∴*★∵∶。◦°✰ (<--confetti) (and let's switch the bacardi out for pink champagne, K?)

    Now I'm ready to start planning the book deal party...so get on that, will ya?! May you have them fighting over you, all auction up in here, yo.

    Love and friendship always,
    Lola

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  67. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you Carol!

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  68. Congratulations!! That's so awesome for you!

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  69. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you.

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  70. Yay! Congratulations! I'm so, so happy for you. That's really amazing! <3

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  71. {{{hugs}}} CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!!!!!! I'm so happy and excited for you!

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  72. Yay, Carol! I couldn't be happier. You've been such a great friend, and I can't wait to read your book!

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  73. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <<That would be even HUGER if I could change the font size!!!

    You deserve this and I couldn't be happier for you!!! <3 <3

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  74. Yay! Huge congratulations to you. :)

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  75. Congratulations, Carol!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY. What an awesome giveaway. I wish I'd have thought to offer something!

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  76. Congratulations Carol! Happy Cloud 9 dancing to you =}

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  77. Congratulartions, Carol!! From what Heather says, it couldn't possibly have happened to a nicer, more deserving person (and I always believe Heather!)

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  78. Congratulations! It couldn't have happened to a nicer lady! Whoo hoo, party! Girl, you can throw one all right!

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  79. Woo Hoo! I never doubted you for a second! I knew you'd succeed!

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  80. Carol, I am so disgustingly happy for you! Please dance with me for a few seconds.

    *Retro-funk music*

    That was great. Congratulations on your fabulous news! Cannot wait to see what the next stage of your journey has in store for you!

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  81. CAROL!!! I already told you how excited I was off-line, but wanted to share my ALL-CAPS LOVE HERE!!!!! Can't WAIT to go through this journey together (AGENT SISTER!!!) and I'll be firing a confetti cannon at you when you sell your book (well, maybe not AT you because that could be dangerous, but maybe in your general direction!). Go and CELEBRATE!!!

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  82. Yay! OMGosh, I'm so excited for you. Congratulations!!!!

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  83. WOW! Congratulations!!!! This is amazing - I can't wait to see the result of this awesomeness. So many contests to enter! I'll have to come back tonight and NOT during my lunch break, hehe.

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  84. Congratulations! I knew it was only a matter of time before you landed an awesome agent!

    YAHOO!

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  85. I'm SO excited for you!! I can't wait to hear the entire story!! And thanks for all the new blogs to follow!!

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  86. Congratulations, Carolina! I remember how that feels... unbelievably wonderful.

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  87. Rachel (amethystfirefly at gmail)March 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Congratulations!! :D

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  88. Congratulations again and again and again! You deserve this and everything that comes next!!!!

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  89. Wahoo!!!!! *Happy Dance*

    I'm beyond thrilled for you, Carol!!! Thank you for hosting this fabulous giveway. Looking forward to hearing more details. Yay!

    You rock! :)

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  90. I'm not entering the contests, but I did want to shout out CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you!

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  91. So excited for you!!!! So awesome and you so deserve it! :D

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  92. Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *throws sparkly confetti*

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  93. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Woo! Woo! WOOO!

    That's so fantastic, Carol! Massive, massive CONGRATS!

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  94. YAYYY! Absolutely wonderful news! So excited for you! =)

    Jessica

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  95. YAYYYY!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! :D

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  96. Congrats for getting an agent but even more important, congrats for having the best friends ever! Good luck with your publishing pursuits.

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  97. Fabulous news - you must be over the moon! And you must tell us more about how you found her - was it slushpile?

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  98. Sorry I didn't find your blog sooner so I can be more celebratory. But I am sending a big CONGRATS and best wishes for success.

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  99. Congrats, Carol! Yay, I'm so happy and excited for you!

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  100. Congrats!! hunny bunny. You know how I feel about you & if I start in, I'll get teary-eyed with sentiment & end up singing skidamarink-a-dink-a-dink without you (which would just be WRONG!!) *hopefully the html will take*

    Sorry it took me soooo long to get here, but work issues intervened.

    Love ya bunches!!!!!!! Congratulations again. I can't wait until we celebrate the release!!!!!

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  101. I just wanted to stop by and add in my congratulations!! I'm so happy for you I'm going to join in the happy dance. *dances like a maniac* Probably better that you didn't see that...

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  102. So, SO thrilled for you!! Congrats!! :)

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  103. Congratulations and best wishes!!

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  104. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. YaY!

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  105. Amazing! And such a great giveaway! I've followed, liked, rss feeded, and google readered everyone and I've commented where I could. Your buddies are so sweet to do this for you, but the news is that big and deserves it. ; )

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  106. Our mutual friend J. Koyanagi shared your news. Congratulations (from a total stranger, but I am very excited for you!)

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  107. Seriously, everyone has said it before but I shall say it again. You are awesome and you deserve this. I, for one, can't wait for your book. Heck, I've already cleared a space on my shelves for it. Congratulations, lady. And very happy writing.

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  108. Well, you name spreads across the blogosphere and I've heard you earned it.
    So congrats on the wonderful achievement. I hope it goes far from there.
    Curious to read more about you now.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

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  109. Congrats, Carolina--I'm so excited for you! :)

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  110. Congratulations - you deserve it!

    Although I gotta say - I already thought you had an agent and were on your way, that's how advanced you were :)

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  111. Since you don't have enough comments already telling you this:
    CONGRATS!!!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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  112. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. You're so awesome, I knew this would happen for you because you totes deserve it.

    :)

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  113. Congratulations! I am sure we will be reading about a book deal before long.

    Shelley

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  114. Congratulations!!!

    I'm sure a book deal is around the corner.

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  115. Congrats! I'm so happy for you. The news made my day. Can't wait to hear more good news from you.

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  116. So happy for you! I look forward to hearing the whole story. Sending you lots of feel good vibes!!

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  117. ESP lives! Last week I thought to myself, I wonder when Carol will get an agent...and here you are. I LOVE when good things happen to great people! Congratulations. I look forward to hearing the news that your book is published! YEA CAROL!!!

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  118. Heard the FANTASTIC news and I just wanted to pop over and say CONGRATULATIONS! I did a happy dance for you! That's such great news! I can hardly wait until you're announcing your publishing deal!!

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  119. OMG!!!! I just heard the news on Twitter! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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  120. Woo hooo! Carolina, this is such amazing news. I'm so happy for you! I don't even care if I win anything (just kidding, I want to win something). I'm doing a happy dance in my head :D

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  121. Wow, I just got online for the first time today and I'm so glad I saw this! That's amazing news, Carol!

    Congratulations!

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  122. Congratulations! Such exciting news, and inspiring for all no matter where they are on the writing path.

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  123. Congrats! that's so amazing. :-)

    -Lauren

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  124. OMG! I just found out! Squee! So happy for you, Carol. I never had a doubt that it would happen.

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  125. Carol, I am so excited for you! Yay for your awesome news! :-D

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  126. Congrats!! What awesome news.

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  127. So happy for you!!! Congrats!

    And thanks for all these amazing giveaways. WOW.

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  128. Congrats!!! Fabulous news! Can't wait to read your book soon. :)

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  129. Woohoo!!!! Big squeals and congratulations from New Zealand! I am so happy and excited for you!!!!

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  130. +JMJ+

    Congratulations, Carol! =D I hope to read your book very, very soon!

    You can bet that this giveaway is totally linked up on my sidebar. ;-)

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  131. Congrats! Happy dancing going on for you in Australia! Signing with an agent is a testament to your writing, but the celebration going on all around you is a celebration to YOU. So happy for you! I hope there will be a fab happydancing vlog coming soon ;)

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  132. I'm back with my link to my blog post: http://writersally.blogspot.com/2011/03/agent-news-no-not-mejust-yet.html

    It's in my sidebar, too.

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  133. What amazing news, Carolina!! Congrats! So, so, so happy for you!!!! <3

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  134. I blogged about it today. http://christinedanek.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-party.html
    I'm so happy for you. I'm still smiling thinking how awesome this is. You go!!

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  135. Congratulations on this announcement, the one we all think we'll never get to make. Wishing you all the best with your new agent!

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  136. Congratulations! Such great news!

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  137. Congratulations Carol! Looking forward to reading your book someday (soon)

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  138. Wow! Your persistence paid off! Like Simon said, I believed sincerely it was only a matter of time till your epic talent was recognized. Congrats!

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  139. Holy hopping toads and tempting hornets! Your contensts always wow me with HUGE! (and you already know how happeeeeeeeeeeee I am about your agents. See all the e's mean extra happy germs hanging around.)

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  140. hi miss carolina! i been seeing you all over the blogs today. wow for sure youre getting lots of blog love. how cool is that! now i got her so i could say a big HOORAY for you for get that agent. you just gotta be sooooo happy! im just real happy too!
    ...big happy hugs from lenny

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  141. Congrats! You are very loved. I just found you through Jessica Bell. Can't wait to follow your adventure.

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  142. CONGRATULATIONS! I learned about this from Christine Fonseca. I'm finding a lot of great blogs this way!
    Donna Leonard

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  143. emmmm....I filled out the form and hit submit then it said there was unusually high traffic...so I don't know if it was submitted or not...I got 14 pts. (I think)

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  144. CONGRATULATIONS! And thanks for the great giveaway.

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  145. Congratulations Carolina! That is so exciting!

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  146. Congratulaions, Carolina! *tosses confetti* I'm so proud, so happy! OMG, this is wonderful. *tosses more confetti*

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  147. Okay now I'm entered! But if I win any books, pick another name. I've won three books in the last two weeks and I'm feeling guilty so I'll give the good fortune to others! :)

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  148. Whoot! Whoot! That Rocks! Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Such wonderful news. Just marvelous!

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  149. Holy wow, that is a LOT of giveaways!!! I wanted to say congratulations too, and from the sounds of it you definitely have earned this exciting moment! :D

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  150. Congratulations, Carolina! I'm so very happy for you. Have been on a writing week and haven't been on-line much, so I just now saw your wonderful news. It is so well deserved!
    Our very best to you and to your agent as well! LOL **smileys coming your way**
    Donna (And Alex)

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  151. Congratulations!

    *Lacey @ Sisters in Scribe*

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  152. Wonderful news!! So happy for you!!!!!

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  153. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You've got some amazing friends - Margo B. sent me your way. Happy-for-you new follower here!

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! :) I'll be back to fill out the form after I've visited all your very generous friends and their giveaways. Wishing you ALL the BEST! Happy Wednesday ~ :D

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  154. Congratulations! What amazing news! And what a wonderful way to celebrate, with the generosity of friends :).

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  155. Congrats!!!!!!! And wow, what an AWESOME giveaway!

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  156. I know I'm late to the commenting party (my Google Reader is so full this week!) but I am SO INCREDIBLY happy for you. You deserve this and I'll be cheering for your victories all the way!

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  157. Am I late to the party? I'm so excited for you!! ( I have a query out with Vickie but no word yet, haha)

    Congrats girlie! *dances*

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  158. Congratulations, Carol! I'm so happy for you! Please enter me for prizes #2, #4 and #5.I'm following all the participating blogs, either via GFC or Google reader.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  159. WOW, congratulations, that is just the height of awesomeness!!!

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  160. Carol! I am so excited for you! I just spent like an hour going through all of these blogs, which was so much fun. And I have said YAY CAROL like a million times, but not to you. So...YAY CAROL! This is the best news. I couldn't be happier.

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  161. holy cow, how did I miss this?

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    What awesome exciting news!!!

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  162. I guess everything has already been said. But congratulations anyway! I did blog about it [http://jefritz.blogspot.com/2011/03/contests-for-writers.html]. I can't wait to blog about you being published!

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  163. Ok, so you've heard this lots of times already, but MEGA CONGRATULATIONS! I'm proud to be your latest follower.

    I'll go and take a look around the other blogs too.

    Off to do a happy dance for you :-)

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  164. Congratulations!!! Won't be long before you are published:D Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in if it's international and I'd like to enter for the books as I don't have a WIP unfortunately:(

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  165. Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you! :) Woo-hoo!

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  166. Congratulations! I tweeted the information on the contest too.

    http://twitter.com/#!/JL_Campbell/status/49917400740675584

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  167. Congratulations! I am thrilled for you!

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  168. YAY! Congrats. Ms Motter rocks. . . she ended up passing on my full but was a joy to correspond with-you are in good hands! Can't wait for your name to grace the shelves :-)

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  169. I am so, so way late to this (I have been a failed blogger for about two months now) but CONGRATS!!!! Carol, I am so, so, just overjoyed for you!!!

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  170. That's exciting!! Congratulations.

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  171. ...how did I miss this post? That's so awesome that you have an agent! Congrats!

    And I'm glad you found someone so awesome to work with!

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  172. Congratulations!
    And have a nice weekend!

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  173. Hi, Carolina! I'm late at it, but I did get my blog post up with your news (congratulations again - are you still flying high?) and your contest. It's at http://ronempress.blogspot.com.

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  174. This is the most awesome thing ever. All of it.

    sf

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  175. Huge congrats to you, Carol! :) Fingers are crossed for a quick sale. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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