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Blueboard Member News => Kidlit Good News => Topic started by: Sheri D. on February 23, 2018, 06:03 AM

Title: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
Post by: Sheri D. on February 23, 2018, 06:03 AM
Oh, wow. I can’t believe I’m here announcing my first picture book. I started writing back in spring 2006, joined SCBWI a few months later, and by summer of the next year, I had found the blueboards. I’m so glad I did!

And that first manuscript I wrote way back then is the very one I’m announcing today…

Adrienne Szpyrka at Running Press Kids has bought, with Julie Matysik editing, world rights to Sheri Dillard's (l.) Cowhide-and-Seek, a picture book featuring a cow who is determined to be the winner of hide-and-seek, even though she's the only one playing. Jess Pauwels will illustrate; publication is set for spring 2019. Liza Fleissig at Liza Royce Agency represented the author, and Arabella Stein of Bright Group represented the illustrator.

Thanks for letting me celebrate here with you! Cheers to the blueboards!   :love5
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Post by: Schriscoe on February 23, 2018, 06:18 AM
Congrats and Welcome to RPKids, Sheri!!!
 
Julie is awesome, isn't she!!
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Post by: dkshumaker on February 23, 2018, 06:19 AM
 :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay I am so incredibly happy for you!!!!!!! I cannot wait to read this book!
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Post by: Vonna on February 23, 2018, 06:36 AM
 :congratulations WOW! What wonderful news! Congratulations for hanging in there!  :stars3
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Post by: Anne Marie on February 23, 2018, 06:37 AM
Hooray!!!
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Post by: David Wright on February 23, 2018, 06:59 AM
Woot!  :yourock
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Post by: June Smalls on February 23, 2018, 07:53 AM
Major Congrats!!!! Virtual Confetti Blast!
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Post by: Vijaya on February 23, 2018, 08:27 AM
:congratulations  I love hearing that it's one of your first stories too! Sounds so much fun :cow
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Post by: carrots on February 23, 2018, 08:49 AM
Yay!!! Congratulations, Sheri!!

 :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks
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Post by: lab on February 23, 2018, 09:54 AM
Yippe- :yay! So happy for you!  :flowers2
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Post by: Ev on February 23, 2018, 11:24 AM
Awesome, Sheri!  :drumroll  I'm delighted for you!  It sounds like an intriguing story.
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Post by: Tracy Abell / Vinca on February 23, 2018, 01:18 PM
I saw that announcement in PW and thought it sounded like such a clever PB!

Congratulations!!
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Post by: Teresa Writes! on February 23, 2018, 02:54 PM
Wow! Congratulations!
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Post by: 217mom on February 23, 2018, 03:12 PM
 :stars3 :stars3 :star2 :stars3 :stars3 :star2 :stars3 :star2 :stars3 :star2 :stars3 :star2 :stars3

How many^ ways are there to say THAT'S GRAND?
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Post by: JodyJS on February 23, 2018, 03:28 PM
SHERI! SHERI! SHERI! So glad you could finally spill about your darling book! I didn't realize it was the first you'd ever written. Yay!!
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 23, 2018, 03:31 PM
Yay! Thanks so much everyone!!   :yippee

And Sharon, I love Julie! Did she edit your vehicle series? So fun!

Debra, I hadn't realized that yesterday was PBPitch. (Did you see my tweet about that?) Remember how I found my agent at PBPitch Feb/2016? And then her announcement of our signing happened to fall on PBPitch Oct/2016, and then the very day the book deal is announced, it's another PBPitch! That event must be a good luck charm for me!   :clover
Title: Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
Post by: Sheri D. on February 23, 2018, 03:36 PM
SHERI! SHERI! SHERI! So glad you could finally spill about your darling book! I didn't realize it was the first you'd ever written. Yay!!

Yes, isn't that something? I wasn't even writing for children at the time, and I woke up around 2am with the story idea. Something about it made me get out of bed to write it down so I wouldn't forget! I'm so happy that Bessie will be my first book. Feels right.  ::-)
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Post by: Stephanie Shaw on February 23, 2018, 03:56 PM
Best 'moos' ever!   :stars3 Congratulations!
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Post by: DellaRF on February 23, 2018, 05:55 PM
Oh my goodness, Sheri, your book sounds adorable! Congratulations!   :dancer

Della  :love5
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 23, 2018, 07:16 PM
Thanks, Stephanie and DellaRF! I love good "moos!"  :yup
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Post by: Jayca on February 23, 2018, 07:17 PM
YAY, Sheri! SO happy for you!!!  :hurrah :running
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Post by: Schriscoe on February 23, 2018, 07:29 PM
Sharon, I love Julie! Did she edit your vehicle series? So fun!

She did! Well, all but Race Car, that was Marlo before she left. Julie is actually the one who suggested a Bulldozer for book two. She and Kristen were discussing what would be cool for the next vehicle, and Julie sent a few thoughts they liked and Bulldozer was one of them. I loved that one when I read it! So I went for it.

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Post by: Margaret G on February 23, 2018, 08:57 PM
:hurrah

Congratulations! Your book sounds hilarious.

Julie is also the editor for my book, coming out in August. She is awesome.
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 23, 2018, 09:35 PM
Thanks, Jessica! (I love that little running guy!  :running )

And I'm so glad to hear about your experiences with RPK, Sharon and Margaret! Julie has great taste in books! ;)
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Post by: christripp on February 24, 2018, 01:45 AM
Sheri, SO exciting, big congratulations to you!!! :)
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 24, 2018, 04:36 AM
Thank you, christripp!!  :)
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Post by: agulati on February 24, 2018, 09:28 AM
Congrats again, Sheri! Can't wait to see Bessie come to life! Making room on my bookshelf.  :hurrah
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Post by: read lisa scott on February 24, 2018, 11:29 AM
So fantastic!! Congrats!
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Post by: Michael Sussman on February 24, 2018, 12:07 PM
Hooray, Sheri! So happy for you!   :yay 
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 24, 2018, 01:14 PM
Thanks so much, everyone! It's fun to celebrate here!

 :grouphug2
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Post by: Hopeful on February 24, 2018, 02:13 PM
That's fantastic news.  Congrats!
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Post by: Limama on February 24, 2018, 08:25 PM
Congrats again to Sheri!   It's stories like this that keep me and Debra going re #PBPitch!

 :like :yay :yourock :star2 :stars3 :love5 :goldstar :goldstar :hurrah :hurrah :hurrah :cupcake

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Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on February 24, 2018, 11:30 PM
 :yay Huge congrats, Sheri! I'm happy dancing for you.
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Post by: Laura on February 25, 2018, 03:33 AM
My imaginary cow congratulates you. Moo!
Title: Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
Post by: mghiggins on February 25, 2018, 06:18 AM
Fantastic!!! Huge congratulations! :yay
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Post by: Marcia on February 25, 2018, 02:16 PM
Wonderful news!  :congratulations
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 25, 2018, 05:55 PM
 :thankyou
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 25, 2018, 05:58 PM
Congrats again to Sheri!   It's stories like this that keep me and Debra going re #PBPitch!



Thanks for all you do with #PBPitch! You and Debra are awesome!!   :yourock

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Post by: BrandyB on February 26, 2018, 10:55 AM
Congrats!
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 26, 2018, 01:36 PM
Thanks, BrandyB!   ::-)
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Post by: Cindyb on February 26, 2018, 05:04 PM
Congratulations!! How exciting for you!
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Post by: Cathie on February 26, 2018, 06:25 PM
 :wow :yay :love5 :stars3 :applause Congratulations!! :dancer
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Post by: JFriday on February 26, 2018, 06:33 PM
Congratulations, Sheri! Sounds like a fun story!!
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Post by: jodyjl on February 26, 2018, 09:30 PM
Oh my goodness, Sheri, I am thrilled for you!  :yay :yay :yay

I love that this was your first story, and now it's going to have a spine and a place on bookshelves!

Huge congratulations to you!

Jody
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 27, 2018, 12:00 PM
Thanks, everyone!  :love5
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Post by: writg tchr on February 28, 2018, 10:10 AM
 :congratswave

Sounds so cute! You'll love Julie-- she edited my debut MG when she was at Skypony!
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Post by: KatherineR on February 28, 2018, 11:19 AM
:congratulations

So great! Enjoy!
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Post by: Sheri D. on February 28, 2018, 03:10 PM
Thanks, writg  tchr and KatherineR!  I'm so glad to hear all these positive things about Julie. She's awesome!
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Post by: Dianna Winget on March 07, 2018, 07:01 AM
Congratulations, Sheri  :yay And I love the clever title!
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Post by: Tammi on March 07, 2018, 02:30 PM
Congratulations! I loooove that title.
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Post by: Sheri D. on March 07, 2018, 04:24 PM
Thanks, Dianna and Tammi!  :love5
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Post by: KathyC on March 08, 2018, 03:06 AM
Just seeing this now and had to say,  CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Cowhide and Seek is such a cute title. That is fantastic news
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Post by: Sheri D. on March 08, 2018, 05:39 AM
 :thankyou
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Post by: mflaherty on March 09, 2018, 06:28 AM
Fantastic! Sounds great!
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Post by: Sheri D. on March 11, 2018, 08:53 PM
:thanks2
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Post by: AmyD on March 12, 2018, 09:19 AM
Amazing! Congrats, Sheri!
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Post by: Sheri D. on March 12, 2018, 04:24 PM
Thank you, Amy D!  :love5
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Post by: Jean Reidy on March 15, 2018, 06:49 PM
Sheri - I could swear I already said CONGRATULATIONS! But it appears I didn't.
 :yay :yay :yay
It's going to be adorable.
Jean
Title: Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
Post by: Sheri D. on March 15, 2018, 07:48 PM
Thank you so much, Jean!  :love5