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Aloha, All!

We all work, worry, and wonder about our manuscripts, but, sometimes, if we keep at it and think outside the box, a contract may be in our futures. I'm thrilled to announce that I signed a contract this morning with a traditional publisher based in Hawaii for a picture book, LITTLE CALABASH.  We all love our book babies, and this story has always been near and dear to my heart.  Trying to think outside the box, I finally re-imagined it as set in Hawaii, where we lived for ten years, and submitted it. So---contract signed and delivered this morning!

Take a look at your manuscripts and see if a re-imagination or re-invention might work for  you, as well!

Aloha,
Tori :pizza :palmtree
#1 - December 04, 2018, 10:54 AM
SECRETS IN TRANSLATION, Fitzroy, 2018
SPAGHETTI SMILES, Pelican Pub Fall 2014
ALOHA FOR CAROL ANN, Marimba Books 2011
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Congratulations, Tori! Great advice!   :wow
#2 - December 04, 2018, 10:59 AM
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Congratulations, Tory! And mahalo--that's a great tip!
#3 - December 04, 2018, 11:13 AM
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:congratulations  It's always soooo wonderful to find a home for our heart books!!!
#4 - December 04, 2018, 02:41 PM
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Woo-hoo! Congatulations.
#5 - December 04, 2018, 03:04 PM
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Yay, Tori!
#6 - December 04, 2018, 03:09 PM
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 :yay Tori!! Congratulations on your creative thinking outside the box, which had such good results! Thanks for sharing with us, so we can join in your celebration.
#7 - December 04, 2018, 03:38 PM

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Congrats!!!!!!  :stars3 :stars3 :stars3
#8 - December 04, 2018, 06:20 PM

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Love this! And happy sales to you.
#9 - December 04, 2018, 06:37 PM
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Congratulations, Tori :wow
Love the way you phrase our beloved manuscripts as "book babies". Best of luck with its future endeavours.
#10 - December 05, 2018, 02:59 AM

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Congratulations, Tori! :yay
#11 - December 06, 2018, 06:01 AM
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Yay, Tori! And thanks for the advice - it's good.
#12 - December 06, 2018, 06:40 AM

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 :congratulations  Thanks for sharing some really great advice!
#13 - December 06, 2018, 01:28 PM
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Congratulations, and thanks for the encouraging story and advice.
#14 - December 06, 2018, 02:06 PM
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CONGRATS!!!!!!
#15 - December 07, 2018, 08:31 AM

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This is wonderful, Tori! Never give up on a story you believe in!
Congratulations!
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#16 - December 07, 2018, 05:46 PM
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Congratulations, Tori! VERY exciting!  :flowers2
#17 - December 08, 2018, 02:45 PM
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 :flowers2 Congratulations!  :goldstar
#18 - December 08, 2018, 03:28 PM
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Yay Tori! :goldstar Thank you for sharing your inspiring story! Congratulations!!  :truck
#19 - December 10, 2018, 05:22 PM

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