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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Congrats to my good friend - HER FIRST BOOK CONTRACT

Last Friday, my good friend, critique partner, and all around lovely person,MYRA JOHNSON, received “the call” – in writer lingo, that’s the phone call that brings the news that you’ve been offered a contract. It’s on a level with your first kiss, winning the lottery, or an expense-paid trip to Mars! No one is more deserving than Myra. She’s worked years honing her craft, cranking out manuscripts, entering contests, and hanging out in all those cool writerly places. Although she’s threatened to chuck in the towel a couple dozen times, she didn’t.

Now she’s having her first book published, and I am so happy for her. One Perfect Christmas will be coming out in July, 2009, as one of the first books in the new fiction line at Abingdon Press. Kudos and hugs, Myra. You’re the best!


Erica Vetsch said...

Congratulations, Myra! That's totally splendiferous!

Myra Johnson said...

Carla, you are too, too sweet -- a true friend through all the crazy writerly ups and downs! So, so glad we connected! I am absolutely positive we'll be celebrating your first book sale very, very soon. (I know, because I've read your stuff!)

And thanks to Erica, too. I feel like I've gotten to know you a little bit through your regular comments on Carla's blog! All the best for your writing!