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Happy Hanukkah, friends!!

I am so excited to  share that my picture book, Hanukkah Kugel, will be released by Kar-Ben Publishing in 2019!!

It was originally submitted four years ago, where the wonderful Joni Sussman asked if I'd consider a change to the story, as it bore a similarity to a book they were just about to publish. Of course, I was game, but life happened....and it wasn't until March of this year that I finally took her advice.

Thanks to all for posting your good news. Your words have inspired me to keep going.

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#1 - December 15, 2017, 08:45 AM

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:congratulations  I'm so happy you never gave up and neither did the editor!!! Such fantastic news!!! Happy Hannukah indeed!!!  :dreidel
#2 - December 15, 2017, 09:19 AM
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 :yay   So glad you decided to move forward with the revision! Love the name!

 :dreidel
#3 - December 15, 2017, 09:37 AM
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Wonderful news, and yes---  :dreidel, you hit the Gimel!
#4 - December 15, 2017, 09:38 AM
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What wonderful news!  May I ask how long you had to wait after your initial submission to get a response from Kar-Ben?  Congratulations and happy Hanukkah!
#5 - December 15, 2017, 09:54 AM

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Great news Carrots!  Congrats!!!
#6 - December 15, 2017, 10:07 AM

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Hooray! Congratulations, Carrots! :yay
#7 - December 15, 2017, 11:40 AM
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 :congratulations Wonderful news! :fireworks
#8 - December 15, 2017, 11:42 AM
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Congratulations,  Carrots! That's wonderful news.  :yay
#9 - December 15, 2017, 01:03 PM

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Congratulations, Carrots!!  I love hearing this wonderful news from you!  :drumroll Happy Hanukkah!
#10 - December 15, 2017, 01:16 PM

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Congratulations, Carrots!
#11 - December 15, 2017, 01:49 PM
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Congratulations, Carrots!
#12 - December 15, 2017, 01:54 PM

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This is such a great thing about Kar-Ben. I know someone else this happened to with them. It sure gives all of us hope.

Happy sales to you once the book comes out.
#13 - December 15, 2017, 08:02 PM
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Congratulations, Carrots! That's great news.  :dreidel :carrot :carrot :carrot :carrot :carrot :dreidel
#14 - December 15, 2017, 09:20 PM
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Wonderful news Carrots  :congratulations
#15 - December 16, 2017, 01:43 AM
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Hooray!!
#16 - December 16, 2017, 03:44 AM
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 :congratulations Carrots!  I'm SO happy for you!!!     Wonderful news!!    :dreidel
#17 - December 16, 2017, 05:18 AM
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:yay That's awesome! Congratulations!!
#18 - December 16, 2017, 05:34 AM
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 :yay Congratulations!
#19 - December 16, 2017, 08:30 AM
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Major Congrats! What a cute title! I love Kugel!
#20 - December 16, 2017, 12:18 PM

Congrats, Carrots! So happy for you.

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#21 - December 16, 2017, 12:58 PM

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That's terrific, Carrots! Well done!
#22 - December 16, 2017, 01:10 PM
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Thanks so much for celebrating with me!!   :thankyou

And I'm glad you asked about the timeline, Hopeful, because it reminded me that I hadn't posted in the Response Times section (which I have since done).

PB sent 10-13-13
very kind rejection and invitation to resubmit with changes 10-17-13
PB resubmitted 3-17-17
acceptance! 10-12-17

 :dreidel :carrot :dreidel


#23 - December 16, 2017, 02:59 PM

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 :hurrah  Congrats, Carrots!  :dreidel
#24 - December 16, 2017, 04:10 PM
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Excellent news! Glad you eventually took on the revision!

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#25 - December 16, 2017, 06:38 PM
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Hooray!
#26 - December 16, 2017, 07:55 PM
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Yay, Carrots!! :dreidel

Congratulations!!
#27 - December 18, 2017, 06:54 AM

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What a wonderful Chanukah present! Congratulations Carrots!
#28 - December 18, 2017, 07:36 AM

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A great holiday gift to you this year!!!
#29 - December 18, 2017, 09:45 AM
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#30 - December 18, 2017, 10:04 AM

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