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Finally...got an agent for the book of my heart!

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It happened so suddenly I'm still woozy and pinching myself.

Quite a few years ago I began the book that is now LAST SUMMER IN EDEN, a 1920s historical set in Bethlehem, NH.  (three complete rewrites complete with new names).

This latest version garnered a number of full requests so you can imagine the heartbreak when no one would rep it.

I shelved querying for a while and focused on my WFH writing, which is going great. So busy with it. Last week I decided to send out a few queries for EDEN. I was tired of having these completed books just sitting there.

Elizabeth Bewley, new at Sterling Lord and a former YA editor, wanted the full. I sent it. Today I accepted her offer of representation. She loves the book!!  (somebody loves it!) :star2 :flowers2 :flowers2 :goldstar

People always say that, keep going someone will love it, the right someone. Well, I guess that's true!!

The blueboards have been invaluable in my writing journey. Thank you so much for your encouragement, hand-holding, and support!  :yourock
#1 - September 20, 2017, 06:47 PM
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LAST SUMMER IN EDEN
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#2 - September 20, 2017, 06:53 PM
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Congratulations, Elizabeth! Awesome that you got rep with the book of your heart, too!
#3 - September 20, 2017, 06:57 PM

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Great news, ElizabethP! Hope to hear soon that Elizabeth Agent has the perfect editor for it!
#4 - September 20, 2017, 07:00 PM

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That is so exciting! Congrats!!!!
#5 - September 20, 2017, 07:04 PM

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Congratulations!!
#6 - September 20, 2017, 07:06 PM
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What a wonderful story. Congratulations!
#7 - September 20, 2017, 08:33 PM
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Congratulations!
#8 - September 20, 2017, 08:44 PM
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#10 - September 20, 2017, 09:21 PM
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 :drumroll :snoopy :drumroll WOOT WOOT WOOT!

That's fantastic news, Elizabeth! Congratulations, and best wishes for a speedy sale.
#11 - September 20, 2017, 10:27 PM
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 :running Elizabeth!! I am so happy for you!!  :stars3 I re-read some of our PMs from years ago--it has been  quite a journey . . . your new agent sounds fantastic!!

I'm so glad you found the representation you and your work deserve.  :hug Huge congrats, and best wishes on submission!!  :star2
#12 - September 21, 2017, 03:41 AM

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your inspiring story!
#13 - September 21, 2017, 03:48 AM
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:congratulations  What a great story of perseverance!!! Here's wishing you a long and fruitful relationship!!!
#14 - September 21, 2017, 04:48 AM
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Congratulations!!
#15 - September 21, 2017, 05:02 AM
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Yay, Elizabeth!!
#16 - September 21, 2017, 05:08 AM
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Congratulations! I love your story to success.   :bunny2
#17 - September 21, 2017, 05:24 AM

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Oh gosh, Elizabeth, I'm so happy for you! You deserve this and I'm so glad it happened for the book of your heart!!!!!

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#18 - September 21, 2017, 06:10 AM
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:yay Big congratulations, and thanks for sharing your inspiring story!
#19 - September 21, 2017, 06:18 AM
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Congrats!

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#20 - September 21, 2017, 06:28 AM

Thank you all! And some of you know the long hard journey it has been!
#21 - September 21, 2017, 06:44 AM
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LAST SUMMER IN EDEN
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We are all so thrilled for you, Elizabeth! We all need to inspire each other and keep each other going, and a special story such as yours is truly wonderful!
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#22 - September 21, 2017, 07:03 AM
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#23 - September 21, 2017, 07:46 AM

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Wonderful news! Congrats!
#24 - September 21, 2017, 07:46 AM
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Congratulations, Elizabeth!! :drumroll I'm so happy for you. What a wonderful ending (or new beginning) for your perseverance. Best wishes on a quick sale for this book of your heart.
#26 - September 21, 2017, 08:52 AM

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Yay, Elizabeth! So happy for you!! :stars3
#27 - September 21, 2017, 08:58 AM

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Congratulations!! Way to hang in there!
#28 - September 21, 2017, 09:06 AM
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So glad to hear this! :yay :yay
#29 - September 21, 2017, 11:23 AM
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 :yay Congratulations!
#30 - September 21, 2017, 03:54 PM
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THE UPSTREAM JOURNEY OF SALMON, 2018
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