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     After years of writing, rejections, and rewriting, I?m thrilled to announce that my MG novel,  EXTRAORDINARY, will be published by Skypony Press in spring 2015!

Here?s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace: Miriam Spitzer Franklin's EXTRAORDINARY, in which a girl learns her best friend -- who hasn't been the same since she fell seriously ill at summer camp -- may soon be cured, so she formulates an elaborate plan to become extraordinary in time for her friend's big comeback, to Julie Matysik at Sky Pony Press, by Mandy Hubbard at D4EO Literary Agency.


EXTRAORDINARY is my 6th book, and it?s been rewritten more times than I can count. But I never gave up on the book that was so close to my heart, even when others encouraged me to put the book away and move onto something new.

Thanks to all my BB friends who?ve read previous versions (or other manuscripts) and offered encouragement and inspiration. You kept me going during those times I didn?t think I could face another rejection. I could never have done it without you. And thanks to Mandy Hubbard, for believing in Pansy!
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#1 - March 20, 2014, 07:27 AM
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YAY!!! So happy for you, Miriam! Sounds like a great book! I'm glad that you didn't give up on a project you believed in and now you have the opportunity to share your book with others! Celebrate!
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#2 - March 20, 2014, 07:44 AM
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Congrats! What a great story -- both your book and the story behind it.

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#3 - March 20, 2014, 07:44 AM
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WOO HOOO!!! It sounds adorable!!!
#4 - March 20, 2014, 07:49 AM
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Congratulations!  :fireworks
#5 - March 20, 2014, 07:50 AM
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Way to hang in there, Miriam! Congratulations!!!
#6 - March 20, 2014, 07:58 AM
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Congratulations!
#8 - March 20, 2014, 08:03 AM
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Miriam, I'm so happy to see your post here! Congrats congrats CONGRATS!!!
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Congratulations!
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That's wonderful! So glad you persisted!
#11 - March 20, 2014, 08:08 AM
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Miriam...congrats to you and Mandy! I saw her post about an exciting MG sale on Twitter.  It was you!  Sounds like a great read.  :fireworks
 
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#12 - March 20, 2014, 08:22 AM
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Congratulations!!! The book sounds wonderful and I'm happy you never gave up!!!
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#13 - March 20, 2014, 08:29 AM
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How exciting, Miriam!! And what a great tale of perseverance.
#14 - March 20, 2014, 08:55 AM
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Congrats! What exciting news!
#15 - March 20, 2014, 09:02 AM
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Great news! Congrats :).
#16 - March 20, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Congratulations, Miriam! I love it that your special book found a home.  :fireworks
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Congratulations. So glad you never gave up on it  :bananadance :broccoli :carrot
#18 - March 20, 2014, 09:25 AM
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#19 - March 20, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Congratulations Miriam!
#20 - March 20, 2014, 09:34 AM

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 :wow  Big congrats on your inspiring story and your publication news!  :partytime
#21 - March 20, 2014, 09:42 AM
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Hooorayyy!!!
#22 - March 20, 2014, 09:59 AM
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Congratulations, Miriam!  :fireworks Perserverance is definitely the Writer's Virtue. I'm glad you were rewarded for practicing it.
#23 - March 20, 2014, 10:03 AM

Wonderful! I saw the announcement in PM not realizing it was a Blue Boarder's book and thought it sounded like something I'd like to read. As an unpublished writer about to start querying novel #7, I'm really inspired by your story. Congratulations.
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Huge congratulations to you, Miriam! I am so, so happy for you!!!  :partytime :hairdude :yay
#25 - March 20, 2014, 10:19 AM

Yaaayyyyyyy, Miriam!!! I'm thrilled for you!  :partytime


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#26 - March 20, 2014, 10:21 AM
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 :yay :star2 Super fantastic news!! I'm so thrilled for you!!  :star2 :yay
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 :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks What delightful news, Miriam!  :congratulations :shootingstar :shootingstar :shootingstar
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Whoo-hoo! Congratulations!  :bunnyrun :flower :bunnyrun
#30 - March 20, 2014, 11:23 AM
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