Oh, Tidings of Shock and Joy!!!!!

In what has been the most unexpected turn of December events (I had previously thought that December was a dead month), I’m ever so happy, ever so excited and ever so about to jump out of my skin to announce that I have just received two offers from two different houses for two different picture books! 

The first is a short boy-friendly pb to Bloomsbury and the second is a short pb celebrating the wonders of having a better-than-best friend to Philomel. 

I couldn’t be more thrilled and can’t wait to share more as I can. But for now, LET’S HAVE A PARTY!!!!!

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75 thoughts on “Oh, Tidings of Shock and Joy!!!!!

  1. Kristy! Now THAT’s some good news. And, bravo on being able to type out sentences we can read and understand, lol. I think I’d be so excited I’d not make much sense. Congrats, congrats, congrats, what a wonderful next step in your writing journey to be making!!

    Deb

      1. Re: That’s wonderful, Kristy!

        We’re going to go sometime btw Jan 1st and 4th…to Maggie Valley, anyway, and hopefully Spellbound Books in Asheville…when are you there?

      2. Re: That’s wonderful, Kristy!

        I’ll be in SC close to Asheville until January 1 then in Nashville from the 2nd to the 4th, then back to SC. If we’re anywhere close to one another at any point, I’d love to meet for a cuppa joe. Have a great trip!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! You’re so sweet to say I deserve it. You know, I do think there’s that right place, right time thing going but I also think it’s good that I hung in there until the right place at the right time came about. I wanted to give up so many times!

  2. Hark the party has to start
    Kristy is back. Hear her hearhttp://kristydempsey.livejournal.com/33205.html?mode=replyt!
    In the words of text on pages
    There the rhyme and joy rages

    Two books for your dearest shelves
    One day sold to you by elves
    Hear the news and all proclaim
    Kristy is the author’s name!

  3. Hark the party has to start
    Kristy is back. Hear her hearhttp://kristydempsey.livejournal.com/33205.html?mode=replyt!
    In the words of text on pages
    There the rhyme and joy rages

    Okay, the above is practice. . .
    The stuff beneath is for real πŸ™‚

    Two books for your dearest shelves
    One day sold to you by elves
    Hear the news and all proclaim
    Kristy is the author’s name!

    Okay, there is a mistake
    Let me start over

    Hark the party has to start
    Kristy’s here! Hear her heart!
    In the words of rhyme on white!
    Now her holiday is bright!

  4. Just read your good news on Verla’s and again, I want to say MAJOR, MAJOR congrats!!! Did you not get the memo that said no one sells a book in December? πŸ˜‰ What about the one that said no one sells a PB these days? πŸ˜‰

  5. Just read your good news on Verla’s and again, I want to say MAJOR, MAJOR congrats!!! Did you not get the memo that said no one sells a book in December? πŸ˜‰ What about the one that said no one sells a PB these days? πŸ˜‰

  6. Boreal’s icon sums up my feelings to a tee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m SO happy for you, my friend.
    Talking about ending the year on a high note… this note is high enough to shatter glass :).
    xo

  7. I said it on Verla’s, too, but MAN! It’s worth repeating….WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! You ROCK, Kristy! That is WONDERFUL news and those are WONDERFUL houses! Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

    ~Della

  8. Do you mind if I ask a follow-up question? I’m wondering if you just get offers today, or if they happened earlier in the week.

    My agent and agency don’t shut down ’til the 23rd, and I’m wishing on the Star in the East that my own book will sell before the end of the year. One week left on that calendar deadline, and it’s looking less and less likely, but hey, a girl can hope…

    1. The first one was in the making for a couple of weeks but I heard the official news just after the beginning of December. The second one was a complete surprise and I heard on the 13th. So I do think it’s possible. Good luck!

      1. Oooh, I like thatβ€””O wise one”! Can I show that to the husband and kids (and my mother)?? LOL

        In all seriousness, I’m so glad that some little something I said gave YOU courage to HOPE! That makes my day!
        XO Candie

  9. WOO-HOO X 2

    I’m so excited for you, Kristy! My news will seem kind of lame in comparison, but: Ta-da, you also won my blog contest! I have a copy of YUM YUCK! ready to mail as soon as you email me an address.

    juliadurango AT yahoo DOT com.

    Congrats again! Keep us posted on all the juicy details!

  10. Wow! WOW! I just saw this, Kristy. Congratulations, lady, CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news. I’m sorry I’m so late to the party, but I’ll raise a glass of wine in your honor this very eve. Wow!

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