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Title: EMILY OUT OF FOCUS out in the world today!
Post by: writg tchr on May 07, 2019, 02:19 PM
I'm thrilled to announce that my middle grade novel, EMILY OUT OF FOCUS, releases today! It tells the story of twelve-year-old Emily, a future photojournalist, who flies to China to adopt her baby sister. Hoping to use the trip as a way to take the winning photos for a contest she plans to enter, she meets Katherine, another big sister who enlists her help for her secret plan: to find her birth mother.

This story has a special place in my heart, inspired by our trip to adopt our daughter from China in 2005.

I spent ten years writing and rewriting this book. I queried agents with multiple versions, but it wasn't until I signed with my agent that I figured out how to revise it so it would be strong enough to go on submission. So, don't give up on those shelved manuscripts: I have 2 that eventually made their way into the world! :stars3 :love5 :stars3

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Post by: mrh on May 07, 2019, 02:26 PM
Congratulations!  :yeah :hairdude :running
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Post by: JodyJS on May 07, 2019, 03:13 PM
Great news! Congratulations!
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Post by: June Smalls on May 07, 2019, 03:24 PM
This sounds amazing!!!
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Post by: carrots on May 07, 2019, 04:52 PM
Congratulations!!!!

 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3
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Post by: Vijaya on May 07, 2019, 06:11 PM
What a wonderful story!!! And your story of perseverance. Thank you for that reminder to never give up. :congratulations
Title: Re: EMILY OUT OF FOCUS out in the world today!
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on May 07, 2019, 08:48 PM
I love this topic. My neighbors (ages 13 and 7) were adopted from china and Taiwan respectively. I'll have to mention this to their mom. Happy sales to you!
Title: Re: EMILY OUT OF FOCUS out in the world today!
Post by: writg tchr on May 13, 2019, 11:07 AM
Thanks so much, everyone! Debbie, thanks fo passing this along to your neighbors! :thankyou
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Post by: Ev on May 13, 2019, 01:54 PM
Congratulations!!  Sounds like an intriguing story.  My 48-year-old adopted nephew just reconnected with his birth family this past year, so I know it's an issue that will resonate with lots of individuals and families.

And YAY on your perseverance!!  :stars3
Title: Re: EMILY OUT OF FOCUS out in the world today!
Post by: marla-lesage on May 14, 2019, 04:21 AM
Congrats! It sounds very intriging!
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Post by: Mrs. Jones on May 14, 2019, 05:49 AM
Congratulations, Miriam!!! What a beautiful cover!

I can't wait to get my hands on this book! :) Will you be at the Carolinas conference in September?
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Post by: Michael Sussman on May 14, 2019, 03:29 PM
Congratulations! :yay
Title: Re: EMILY OUT OF FOCUS out in the world today!
Post by: writg tchr on May 15, 2019, 09:13 AM
Thanks, everyone! Ena, I won't be at the conference but I'll be at NerdCampNC- are you going?
Title: Re: EMILY OUT OF FOCUS out in the world today!
Post by: Mrs. Jones on May 15, 2019, 11:34 AM
No, unfortunately, I won't.

I hope we see each other soon, though!