Sunday, April 02, 2006

I have an agent!

Last night, my husband and I, along with our youngest, went out to Food, Glorious, Food a wonderful Tallahassee restaurant that serves some of the best food in town. Little did I know that it was really a premature celebration dinner. I got home to an email from the lovely, smart, talented, insightful (did I say smart?) Deidre Knight of the The Knight Agency. She wants to rep me! I was so excited I could have screamed, but I'm one of those strange people that when she receives really good news gets really quiet (maybe the Cuban in me thinks I'll put a jinx on the whole thing if I say it out loud) So after smiling at my computer like an idiot for about ten minutes, I ran to the living room where my husband was watching basketball. His response: "Well of course, you're very talented."

Humph....

So there was no question as to who I was calling first--my lovely, smart, talented, insightful (did I say smart?) cp Mel who did all the shreiking for me. Deidre is Mel's agent and Mel is the one who introduced us. Thank you, Mel!

Going back to the premature celebration that went on yesterday, I discovered (thanks to my 13 year old daughter) a new shoe store opening in Tallahassee. It's called Polka Dot Shoes Isn't that a great name? In honor of my yet-to-be-good news I bought 2 new pairs of shoes (actually they are really revved up flipflops, but that's okay, cuz this is Florida)

I'm really looking forward to working with Deidre. She's smart, savvy, talented (did I say smart?) and thinks that my historical The War Bride has what it takes to get published.

***THIS IS MEL. I HAVE HIJACKED MARIA'S BLOG FOR A MOMENT***

I am so excited for Maria, but I have to address one tiny thing. I introduced D and Maria, but that's it. Maria's talent got her the representation offer. She has written a fantastic Regency-set historical that will catch eyes and turn heads because she's a helluva writer.

***WE RETURN YOU BACK TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED BLOG***

16 comments:

Mel Francis said...

I'm still soooo excited! This is the most amazing news ever!

I've had my fingers crossed it would work out ever since you queried her.

This is awesome.

Tess Harrison said...

Congratulations! Fabulous news!

Kristen said...

Congrats, Maria! That's grand news!

Toes crossed for more news.

Ellen said...

Yay, Maria!!!

I'm so excited for you! But I have to say, I'm not at all surprised. From the A2 entries I read, it's obvious that you have loads of talent and a great story!

Woohoo!

Lucy said...

I couldn't be happier for you Maria. Congratulations!

MariaGeraci said...

Thanks, everyone!

Janice Lynn said...

Congrats Maria!!!! Awesome news.

lisa stone hardt said...

Congratulations, Maria!!! This is the best news I've had in a while! I hope that ms sells quickly, and I can't think of a better person to take care of that for you. :-D

MarlyMathews said...

Fantastic news, Maria!!! This is the best news I've had in a long time!!! WOO-HOO!!! Wishing you all the best!!!

~Marly

Honey said...

Awesome news, Maria!!! I'm so excited for you!! :)

Kate Pearce said...

It's wonderful, Maria-I'm so pleased for you!!!

Fishdog said...

congrats to you, my tallahassee lassee.

and i can vouch for all that screechin'. surprised you didn't hear it all the way over there!

erin said...

So, you weren't so much sick Sunday as out celebrating your good news....

Seriously, I am so happy for you mi amiga! And even happier that I may finally get to read this novel that you allegedly wrote...

Congrats!

MariaGeraci said...

I can't tell you how much your good wishes mean. You all rock!

Jan Conwell said...

Maria, I always get things backward. I commented on the TKA blog...and congratulated DEIDRE on signing YOU. She's a lucky agent.

MariaGeraci said...

Aw, shucks! Thanks, Jan. I'm the lucky one to have so many great supportive friends!

 

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