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BRIMSTONE FOR BREAKFAST, my debut, sold to Orchard Books! (UPDATE 8/14)

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Am SO SO THRILLED to announce that my debut MG Fantasy, BRIMSTONE FOR BREAKFAST, and a sequel(!!), have sold to Orchard Books/Hachette UK for publication from Summer 2015.


 :hairdude :hairdude :hairdude


BRIMSTONE is about Lucifer's youngest son Jinx who's hopeless at being evil, and the funny and crazy journey across [Satan's home] he's forced to undergo. It features a little ninja girl, a Stardust-addicted vampire bat, a dangerous underground library, a demon sloth, and the scariest carousel horses you'll ever meet. If you participated in WriteOnCon this summer you might remember the first few pages. The first page also popped up on Miss Snark's First Victim in an editor first line contest earlier this year.
Most of all, if you're a trencher, you probably remember me wailing and tearing my hair out in the trench for several months :moose


I'm a bit late to announce the news on here (it came out on Twitter last week) because I wanted to write a blog post about my journey to publication to share with y'all. Especially to point out that OVER A HUNDRED agents turned this book down, so don't ever, ever give up!!


http://www.tatumflynn.net/1/post/2013/12/how-i-got-my-first-book-published-or-why-it-pays-to-be-evil.html


Thanks so much everyone for all the laughs, support, and help I've found on these boards. *skips off into sunset* *trips*
#1 - December 09, 2013, 12:36 PM
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 08:50 AM by Girl Friday »
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Wonderful awesome well deserved good news! Congratulations!!!!!
#2 - December 09, 2013, 12:40 PM

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 :yay  So thrilled for you! And what an inspiring story about the long and winding road!!!


(And I was wondering when you were going to post the news over here,  :)  )
#3 - December 09, 2013, 12:49 PM

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I am so UNBELIEVABLY EXCITED for you!!! And also, not surprised, because those opening pages were AMAZING. I can't wait to read the whole thing!!! :yay :yay :yay CONGRATULATIONS!!!
#4 - December 09, 2013, 01:06 PM
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CONGRATS!!! Love the title, and the summary is amazing. I'll be keeping an eye out for it!
#5 - December 09, 2013, 01:16 PM

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Hip hip hooray! Orchard Books are on a winner. HUGE congratulations.
#6 - December 09, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Congrats!!!! So not surprised -- I read your pages too! :yay :yay

(And now I know who you are on Twitter! Sometimes I can't make that connection :))
#7 - December 09, 2013, 01:21 PM
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 :yay GirlFriday! Just checking in from my phone, but can't wait to get in front of a bigger screen and read about your journey. SO very happy for you!
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 :yay  Congratulations, Girl Friday!! I can't wait until your book is published. It sounds like so much fun.
#9 - December 09, 2013, 01:52 PM
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 :partytime Congratulations! What a wonderful story! (And... CAN'T WAIT to read it!)  :partytime
#10 - December 09, 2013, 02:15 PM

Awesome! Congrats!
#11 - December 09, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Congrats, Girl Friday!

 :gogirl

Awesome blog post! And a great reminder that writers need to be patient and persistent... to the hundredth degree. ;)

Best Wishes,
Joseph

PS: I'm available for ARCs. ;)
PPS: Just kidding... mostly.
#12 - December 09, 2013, 02:42 PM

Great blog post - congratulations! :superwoman
#13 - December 09, 2013, 03:01 PM
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 :yay   Congrats!
#14 - December 09, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Congratulations! I saw the first page or two on WriteOnCon and it was so cute!


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Congratulations, Girl Friday! It sounds like a clever and fun story.

P.S. I read your blog post. Very entertaining! If you can write like that, it's easy to see why they're publishing your book.

Please keep us in the loop--and let us know when it's published.
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Congratulations!  :yay :hairdude :fireworks :gogirl :goldstar :flame: :yay
#17 - December 09, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Sounds like a fun story! Congrats!
#18 - December 09, 2013, 03:45 PM
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EXCELLENT NEWS!!!  :flame: :flame: :flame:
#19 - December 09, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Congratulations!!!
#20 - December 09, 2013, 03:59 PM

Good news. Congratulations!!
#21 - December 09, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Great title! Congrats!!!
#22 - December 09, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Thank you so much everyone!! *hugs the whole Blueboards* :moose
#23 - December 09, 2013, 05:01 PM
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Awesome, Girl Friday!
#24 - December 09, 2013, 05:08 PM
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So happy for you!  :bananadance :bananadance :bananadance
#25 - December 09, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Congrats! Your book sounds like an awesome read and your website had me cracking up all over the place. I enjoyed reading your blog post, thanks for sharing!
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 :fireworks That sounds awesome. Congratulations!
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 :congratswave  I love your not so devilish devil idea! "Meh'' Too funny!
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Congratulations!! Read your blog post. So happy for you.
#29 - December 09, 2013, 09:24 PM
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 :partytime Great news! Congratulations!!!  :fireworks
#30 - December 09, 2013, 10:16 PM

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