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EXCITING NEWS! I Have a Three-Book Deal

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So after all the years I've spent hanging out on the boards, I'm not posting my debut novel sale on the kidlit good news thread.  I'm as surprised as anyone. 

I'm freaking overjoyed to share the official Publisher's Weekly announcement: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/63763-book-deals-week-of-august-25-2014.html

If you'd like to know how this unexpected twist in my writing career happened over the last few weeks, check out my celebration blog post: http://patesden.blogspot.com


#1 - August 25, 2014, 08:23 AM
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A HOLD ON ME (Dark Heart series #1) coming from Kensington Books, staring March 2016

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Holy cow! How exciting! I loved reading your post about holding the three stones. Congratulations, Pat!!

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#2 - August 25, 2014, 08:27 AM

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#4 - August 25, 2014, 08:28 AM
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Pat! Wow!!! So exciting!!!

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#5 - August 25, 2014, 08:31 AM
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Pat...there are no words. I'm :cry2 with joy over here! You deserve this and I am so, so happy for you and so proud I could bust!  :gogirl Wishing you more success than you could dream of, Pat! I mean it.  :grouphug2: :fireworks
#6 - August 25, 2014, 08:37 AM
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Congrats, Pat! What exciting news!!!
#7 - August 25, 2014, 08:43 AM

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I don't know you, Pat. But I can't tell you how cheered I was to read your good news--and your story about the pebbles. Congratulations!
#8 - August 25, 2014, 08:43 AM
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Wow!! Congratulations, Pat! How very cool!!  :yay
#9 - August 25, 2014, 08:44 AM

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Wow!!! What fabulous news, so well deserved!

Yippee! :yay :yay :yay
#10 - August 25, 2014, 08:46 AM
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Pat, I'm so thrilled for you!! No more waiting!!! (At least not for a sale.) Enjoy this!!!

:yay :yay :yay :yay
#11 - August 25, 2014, 08:48 AM
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  :yay     AND     :wow   AND Congratulations! That's one heckuva way to get out of the trenches! (I'm going out to the garden right now to find me some pebbles or boulders or what have you and then I'm going to read an entire chapter to the birds!)
#12 - August 25, 2014, 08:54 AM

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I'm so excited for you! Thanks for sharing your story on your blog! If only it were as easy as wishing on stones....
#13 - August 25, 2014, 09:00 AM
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Congratulations! :confetti
#14 - August 25, 2014, 09:00 AM
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Congrats, Pat! That is a great story! We are all going to become avid rock collectors, me thinks.

Way to go!

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#15 - August 25, 2014, 09:01 AM
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Congratulations, Pat!! That is amazing news!!!  :yay :yay :yay
#16 - August 25, 2014, 09:01 AM

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:yay CONGRATS, PAT!!! This is so exciting!
#17 - August 25, 2014, 09:08 AM
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 :yay :yay :yay Hooray, Patty!!
#18 - August 25, 2014, 09:35 AM
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 :fireworks May this be the first of many great deals. :fireworks
#19 - August 25, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Wow! So exciting! Congratulations!!
#20 - August 25, 2014, 10:03 AM

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Congratulations, Pat!
#21 - August 25, 2014, 10:08 AM
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Pat!!! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
#22 - August 25, 2014, 10:13 AM
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Simply awesome, Pat!   :partytime
#23 - August 25, 2014, 10:16 AM
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Thank you, guys. Yeah, I might have started a stone shortage.  :yup

#24 - August 25, 2014, 10:16 AM
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Pat, I'm so happy for you!!! Mega congratulations times three!
#25 - August 25, 2014, 10:17 AM
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Just saw this on Twitter. So, so happy for you, Pat!  :flowers2 :flowers2 :flowers2

But what's the deal with holding out on us regarding the pebbles? That could have saved some of us a lot of time.  :taunt:

Look--your ship has come in, and it has a dangerously handsome skipper! :sailboat
#26 - August 25, 2014, 10:18 AM
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Pat, what a wonderful, romantic story!!! Congratulations!!! And those rocks are beautiful.
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#27 - August 25, 2014, 10:53 AM
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WOW! I'm so, so happy for you, Pat!!
#28 - August 25, 2014, 11:07 AM
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:fireworks  CONGRATS!   :fireworks    CONGRATS!    :fireworks  CONGRATS!
#29 - August 25, 2014, 11:15 AM
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#30 - August 25, 2014, 11:42 AM

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