Friday, March 05, 2010

Waiting Is For Tables


Portion of another illumination.


Since I've already taken part in a Live Meeting and received an editing question from a real live editor, I guess that it's real, even without all the I's and T's.


To wit: Carina Press -- Harlequin's new e-pub which debuts in June-- has offered me a contract for my urban fantasy, A Malignity of Ghosts.


Carina's Executive Editor, Angela James, told me the acquisition team "loved it."


I am pleased, relieved, and just a little scared.


48 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG, Bernita!!! How exciting! And so deserved. You are a wonderful writer! Congratulations!

anne frasier

Bernita said...

Anne, Anne, thank you! I kiss your hands and feet!

Natasha Fondren said...

Oh YES! Of course they loved it! That's awesome! Is this a Lillie St. Claire novel?

Congratulations, Bernita!

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Of course they loved it! SO thrilled for you!!!!!

archer said...

You SO rock.

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool. That is good news. I'm pleased for you, and pleased for us readers as well.

Bernita said...

Thank you so much, Natasha!
Yes, this is a Lillie novel.There will be a title change though.

Thank you,Betsy, Archer.

I expect she says that to all the writers, Betsy! But it was nice to hear.

Sometimes in a corner with my arms wrapped around my head, Archer!

Bernita said...

So kind of you, Charles. Thank you.

laughingwolf said...

wow-wow-wow... way to go, bernita! :)

nothing to fear, you can do anything :D

Whirlochre said...

This is great news!

Congratulations!

Hark how I scare grown dogs with my whooping!

raine said...

YAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!! :D

I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.
Congratulations, dear Bernita!
Whoop!!

Dave F. said...

Congratulations. I look forward to reading it. You are going to get the thrill of seeing your name on a real book.

fairyhedgehog said...

So exciting! And so well deserved! I'd go squee! but I'm a bit old for that. Oh, who cares? Squee!!!

Bernita said...

Sweet of you, LW! Thank you.
But Carina does seem perfectly prepared to handhold writers like me.

~grins~
Thank you, Whirl.

Dearest Raine...thank you.

Dave, thank you. dear Guy.
They have put a few of the first covers up on the Carina blog and they are very nice.

Old? Fairy dear, get off my cane! Thank you so much!

BernardL said...

Outstanding! Knowing you, the edits will be a breeze.

Scott from Oregon said...

Woohoohoo!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Bernard, Scott.

Bernard, edits will probably mean the word count will rise.

Chris Eldin said...

Congratulations, Bernita!!!!! Your writing deserves to be recognized in as wide a venue as possible.
Terrific news, and I am truly happy for you!!!
:-)

Demon Hunter said...

Wow, Bernita!!! You deserve it!!! ;-) Yay! :-D

jason evans said...

Warmest congratulations, B!! :)

Gabriele C. said...

Wow, congrats. That's great!

Bernita said...

Not sure about this "deserving" bit, but thank you, Chris and Tyhitia!

Jason, thank you, my dear friend.

If not for the warmth and generous encouragement you all have so freely given me, I would never have come this close.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Gabriele. Am still in a state of astonishment!

Peter Dudley said...

I am pleased, relieved, and just a little scared.

And we are thrilled, thrilled, THRILLED! Huzzah.

Angie said...

That's awesome, Bernita! Congrats! :D

Angie

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Congratulations, Bernita. It will be interesting to watch how Carina Press operates. The best of luck.

StarvingWriteNow said...

YAY!!!!!! Good job!! This is truly an awesome thing.

Congratulations!

Bernita said...

Oh, Peter! Thank you! I'm just a wee bit thrilled myself.

Thank you, Angie. The acceptance rate is running about 5% at the moment.

Suzanne, thank you. They have been straightforward about plans and procedures.It's refreshing!And I like the fact they are open to most genres.

Thank you, WriteNow. It's exciting to be part of a new venture.

sylvia said...

How very very wonderful. I'm am so thrilled. I'm so pleased!

I can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! The family trophy count continues its inexorable rise. We. Will. Take. Over.

Love,

Asa

Bernita said...

So nice of you, Sylvia. Thank you!

Dear Child, you wouldn't be the least bit prejudiced, now would you...

Jon M said...

Hurrah and congrats from over the pond too!

Bernita said...

Jon, thank you so much!

catvibe said...

That's fantastic news! Congrats Bernita!

Sorry I've been a bad blog friend, my mom's been here for a month and I've got some overuse of computer body issues happening, so I've been lax. So glad I came by to see THIS!

I also fixed some issues on my blog that may have been giving your computer the problems you mentioned when you dropped by before. It seems to load easier now. One can hope! :-)

Bernita said...

Cat, thank you!

Yours isn't the only site that loads slowly, so I'm afraid the issue is mostly my computer.

stacy said...

CONGRATS!! Really happy to hear this.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Stacy! (Am happy too!)

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations, hon! That's great news. :D

hampshireflyer said...

Wow, well done! :))

Bernita said...

Lana, thank you. Hugs.

Carla said...

Congratulations!

SzélsőFa said...

great news, have my congratulations, Bernita!

Peter Newland said...

That is wonderful news!

Very happy for you. Congratulations! :)

Bernita said...

~beaming~
Thank you, Alex, Carla, SzelsoFa and Peter!

Rick said...

Wow!

Bernita said...

Rick,that's what I say - a dozen times a day!

Barbara Martin said...

Excellent, congratulations. Take a deep breath and go with the flow to rid yourself of those pesky butterflies. Let us know when it's available to read.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Barbara!
Nothing firm, but tentatively among the June launch novels.