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I'm super excited to announce the sale of my new book, Pizza Pig! :pizza I have always wanted to write an early reader. I just love that phase when kids are starting to read on their own. So exciting. Almost magical.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/73138-rights-report-week-of-march-20-2017.html

I originally wrote the main character as a dog but they changed it to a pig. I was a little upset about that at first, even though I agreed, but then I saw the illustrator's sketches and I fell in love!

I can't believe I'm going to have a Step-Into-Reading book! I must have read Shampoodle with my kids about 82 million times.  :running

Special thanks to Arty for her feedback. Now we'll both have pig-themed books! Yay!
#1 - March 23, 2017, 07:28 AM
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Pigs are the new dogs! (Or something like that.) This sounds super cute, Diana. Congratulations!
#2 - March 23, 2017, 07:45 AM
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That's wonderful, Diana! My kids love your books and they are just starting to read, so I will keep an eye out for your book! Congratulations!
#3 - March 23, 2017, 08:02 AM
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Congratulations, Diana!!!! I can't wait to enjoy PIZZA PIG, once my littlest guy is ready to Step-Into-Reading!!!

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:congratulations Your book sounds like so much fun.
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Whoo hoo!!! Yay Diana!! SO super happy you get to finally share this awesome news!!! I Saw it the other day in PW and cheered for you!!   :love5
#6 - March 23, 2017, 09:09 AM
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The book sounds wonderful and :yay for writing an EZ :pig

Congratulations!!!
#7 - March 23, 2017, 09:37 AM
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Thanks, Shauna! Haha! I'm going to use that line. :)

Thanks, Starfish! Makes me so happy to hear your kids like them!

Thank you, carrots, Laurel, Sharon, and Vijaya!  :grouphug2
#8 - March 23, 2017, 09:40 AM
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Congratulations!!!
#9 - March 23, 2017, 09:55 AM
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Congratulations, Diana! Knowing your book will help kids learn to read...is there anything better?
#10 - March 23, 2017, 10:27 AM
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 :hurrah  It sounds so cute! Congratulations! :pig  (couldn't resist)
#11 - March 23, 2017, 11:39 AM
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 :wow Diana, what an exciting new step in your already-skyrocketing career! Congratulations! :stars3
#12 - March 23, 2017, 11:56 AM
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Yay, Diana! It sounds really fun. Celebrate with pizza!!! :pizza :pizza :pizza
#13 - March 23, 2017, 12:06 PM

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Hooray! Very excited for you!!
#14 - March 23, 2017, 02:07 PM
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#15 - March 23, 2017, 03:04 PM
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 :stars3 Huge congrats, Diana! So exciting to open up the world of words for beginning readers! :reading2 :star2
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Love the title, huge congrats, Diana!
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So, so great, Diana. Huge congratulations.
#18 - March 23, 2017, 03:59 PM
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Wonderful news, Diana!! :drumroll I'm so excited for you that your publishing career is booming. I used to teach K-2nd, so I love, love, love those Step-Into-Reading books. Now I can say I actually know one of the authors!  :running
#19 - March 23, 2017, 04:13 PM

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This is soooo awesome!!! Congrats!
#20 - March 23, 2017, 04:26 PM
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 :partytime Wow, so exciting, Diana!

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#21 - March 23, 2017, 07:22 PM
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 :snoopy That's fantastic! Congratulations. :pig :pizza :pizza
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#22 - March 23, 2017, 07:25 PM
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How wonderful!  Congratulations, Diana!   :flowers2
#23 - March 23, 2017, 07:35 PM
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Congratulations, Diana! :yay Sounds like a fun book! I <3 easy readers too. :yup

p.s. There's a pig + pizza bit in my WIP. Must be something in the air with pigs and pizza!
#24 - March 23, 2017, 08:37 PM
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So happy for you, Diana! And thank you for sharing the blip that you experienced, along with the wonderful news. It's so useful for all of us as writers to see the chances and compromises that happen during the creative and editorial process.
#25 - March 23, 2017, 09:36 PM
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Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
#26 - March 24, 2017, 03:41 AM
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It sounds adorable! Congrats!!!
#27 - March 24, 2017, 04:36 AM
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Thanks so much everyone!!! :love5 :love5 :love5

Stephanie, we can go on a pizza piggie tour!  :pigsnort
#29 - March 24, 2017, 06:13 AM
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:pigsnort :pigsnort :pigsnort WAHOOOOO!!!! :pigsnort :pigsnort :pigsnort

Diana! I am over the moon for you!!!  :cloud9 Early readers are special and your news gave me the chills.  :excited This is SO exciting!!!  :running :running :running Huge congrats to you, my friend!  :love5
#30 - March 24, 2017, 06:25 AM
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