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Title: I'm happy to announce at last...
Post by: AuntyBooks on January 14, 2017, 08:14 PM
(A little bit late) !!

Rachel Stark at Sky Pony Press has acquired Kersten Hamilton's middle-grade novel, Los Dias de los Muertos. In a border town steeped in magic, a Mexican-American girl faces prejudice, ignorance, and the immigration police as she struggles to keep a promise to her dead mother. It is scheduled for spring 2018; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Also, a Chinese publisher aquired rights to my picture book, Police Officers on Patrol!

:) EAB
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Post by: Ev on January 14, 2017, 08:23 PM
 :yay Kersten, I'm so happy to hear your wonderful news!  :love5 Huge congrats to you on both items. Your MG sounds intriguing and also on-target for the current immigration situation in our country. I'll look forward to reading it.
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Post by: Anne Marie on January 14, 2017, 08:27 PM
Hooray!!  Yay, Kersten!
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Post by: HDWestlund on January 14, 2017, 08:38 PM
Hooray, Kersten! I love your books, so I'm beyond thrilled to hear of another coming out soon. ::-)
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Post by: Melissa K on January 14, 2017, 09:26 PM
Cool! :congratulations
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Post by: Pons on January 14, 2017, 10:58 PM
:congratulations  That's great news!!!
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Post by: alan-jordan on January 14, 2017, 11:26 PM
Congratulations! I wish I could write it in Chinese.
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Post by: Arona on January 15, 2017, 04:58 AM
 :yay and  :goldstar to you both.
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Post by: mghiggins on January 15, 2017, 06:46 AM
Awesome!!!  :stars3
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Post by: Schriscoe on January 15, 2017, 06:47 AM
Hooray!! Congrats! Sky Pony makes such beautiful books! And yours sounds wonderful!!
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Post by: olmue on January 15, 2017, 07:23 AM
Felicidades, Aunty!  :star2 <--That is supposed to be Chinese fireworks. :)
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Post by: iyerani on January 15, 2017, 07:58 AM
 :stars3 :love5 :stars3 :star2 Congratulations!
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Post by: Vijaya on January 15, 2017, 08:42 AM
Congratulations!!! And I'm so impressed with the breadth of writing you do.
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Post by: Elaine (aka sweetpea) on January 15, 2017, 08:59 AM
Congrats!!!
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Post by: Starfish on January 15, 2017, 09:15 AM
It sounds amazing! I will definitely keep an eye out for your book. Congratulations!!!
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Post by: Wendy Martin on January 15, 2017, 11:06 AM
:congratulations
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Post by: mrh on January 15, 2017, 11:26 AM
 :love5 :stars3 :love5 :stars3 :love5 :stars3
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Post by: dewsanddamps on January 15, 2017, 11:37 AM
 :congratulations Congratulations, Kersten! That's all great news. :partytime :partytime :partytime
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Post by: 217mom on January 15, 2017, 12:32 PM
  :star2 :star2 :star2 :star2 :stars3 :star2 :star2 :star2 :star2

Lovely!
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Post by: AuntyBooks on January 15, 2017, 12:37 PM
Thank you all....it was a hard book to write.

:) EAB
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Post by: Tammi on January 15, 2017, 12:54 PM
Hooray! :confetti
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Post by: Jayca on January 15, 2017, 12:59 PM
Yay, Kersten! Huge congrats!!!
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Post by: JulieM on January 15, 2017, 01:26 PM
That is wonderful news x 2. Congratulations!
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Post by: Betsy on January 15, 2017, 03:17 PM
WOW!  AB--you're on a roll!! Congratulations.

And I also need to tell you that my stepson LOVES all three of your vehicle books. They're his absolute favorite(s).



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Post by: ButterflyGirl on January 15, 2017, 06:29 PM
 :stars3 YAY!! Fantastic news, and your book sounds amazing!!  :star2
Congrats on the translation, too. That is so cool!!  :running :hi5
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Post by: Dianna Winget on January 15, 2017, 06:39 PM
Congratulations on TWO sales!!  :wow  :exactly :wow
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Post by: Kell on January 15, 2017, 10:30 PM
 :cop3 :cop2

Congrats, Kersten!

 :cop3 :cop2


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Post by: sarah_create on January 16, 2017, 06:21 AM
Hurray!!!  Congratulations!!! That's great news!
 :yay
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Post by: JennaWren on January 16, 2017, 06:30 AM
 :yay   :love5 Hooray, Kersten!!!  :love5 :yay

(BTW, the timing of this post is wonderful, as my teen and I are re-reading the Goblin Wars trilogy for the umpteenth time. Love that series! We'll be looking for this one now!)
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Post by: agulati on January 16, 2017, 08:31 AM
 :congratulations
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Post by: LadySlipper on January 16, 2017, 08:35 AM
How exciting!  :yourock  Congratulations!!  :stars3
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Post by: Dionna on January 16, 2017, 08:49 AM
    Happy Dancing Veggies, Kersten!!!
 :broccoli :carrot :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :ceilingdance
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Post by: Stephanie Ruble on January 16, 2017, 09:08 AM
Congratulations, Kersten! :yay
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Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on January 16, 2017, 09:13 AM
YAY! Congratulations!
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Post by: read lisa scott on January 16, 2017, 09:32 AM
Congrats! Rachel Stark is my editor for BACK ON THE MAP and just sent me an amazing editorial letter.  You'll love her!
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Post by: writg tchr on January 16, 2017, 09:55 AM
Congratulations, and welcome to Skypony! Sounds like an important story to be told! And congrats on your PB news as well. 2017 is off to a great start for you!

 :congratswave :fireworks
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Post by: darshana on January 16, 2017, 10:42 AM
Congratulations!! Silly me I had no idea Auntybooks was Kersten Hamilton. :-) I'm at EMLA too.
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Post by: JFriday on January 16, 2017, 10:48 AM
Yay, Kersten! How exciting - many congrats!!
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Post by: Sully on January 16, 2017, 12:25 PM
 :stars3 Congratulations!  :yay
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Post by: AuntyBooks on January 16, 2017, 04:03 PM
Thank you, Peeps!

Darshana --yep. I am Evil Aunty Books to those who know me well.  I am very happy to be represented by Erin! She is just the agent for me. :) The whole of EMLA is awesome.

Lisa Scott -- Rachel is the reason I signed with Sky Pony for this book. She understood my themes and the heart of the ms like no other editor. I am very much looking forward to working with her!

Writng tech--thank you for the welcome! I hear Sky Pony authors are very supportive of one another. I look forward to joining the crew. :)
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Post by: Mrs. Jones on January 16, 2017, 05:56 PM
What fantastic news, Auntybooks!!!  :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay

A HUGE congratulations!  :stars3 :love5 :flowers2
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Post by: DellaRF on January 16, 2017, 09:00 PM
Congratulations, Kersten! It must feel wonderful to have an editor connect with your work!  :hurrah

Della
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Post by: Jean Reidy on January 17, 2017, 06:13 AM
I thought I responded to this already!!! EEEP! Looks like I haven't. Congratulations Kersten!!!Such fabulous news.
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Post by: Cathie on January 17, 2017, 06:47 AM
 :wow  Congratulations! Great news! :yay
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Post by: carrots on February 21, 2017, 06:07 AM
Congratulations, Kersten!!!
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Post by: Barbara Etlin on February 21, 2017, 09:09 AM
Congrats, Kersten! Your book sounds very timely.  :hurrah
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Post by: DebraG on February 22, 2017, 10:02 AM
Congratulations!
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Post by: CW on February 22, 2017, 12:43 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: lab on February 23, 2017, 12:37 PM
Fantastic News!  :stars3