Who has two thumbs and a book deal? THIS GIRL! (Totally tried to get the Pea to pose for a picture with his thumbs up, but he was having none of it.)
In case you can't read it, it says:Karen Akins's LOOP, in which a time traveler accidentally brings a boy from the past into the 23rd century, only to discover he's already in love with her future self and is keeping his own set of secrets, pitched as HEIST SOCIETY meets BACK TO THE FUTURE, to Terra Layton at St. Martin's, in a two-book deal, by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider (world).
If you want the long story of how I wrote said story, you can go here.
To be honest, this has all happened so fast that it's still setting in. I'll be sitting at my computer working one minute and then all of a sudden, I'll scream, "I'm going to have a book! With a cover!" And then I'll go back to typing. It's a good thing the Pea is the only one listening.
Wait just a second. Outburst coming...ST. MARTIN'S PRESS! I AM FLAILING AROUND LIKE A MUPPET!!
And don't get me started on my editor. Squee!!! My editor. Terra is ah-mazing! When we chatted on the phone, I felt like I couldn't string two coherent thoughts together, but somehow I didn't scare her away. And she even talked me into watching my first episode of Dr. Who (okay, I may not have stopped at one). Yes, I realize that it's ridiculous that I haven't seen it before now. Good gravy, I am in such excellent hands. And my story's in excellent hands. The whole team there. ST. MARTIN'S!! MORE FLAILING!!
Oh, and this is so cool...Terra actually peeked in on the Baker's Dozen Auction (where I initially connected with Victoria) and she jotted down LOOP as one of the projects that she thought sounded great. She found the post-it note yesterday afternoon. Ha! It was meant to be.
I am. Just. So. Thankful.
Okay, one final picture of a kitten riding a unicorn, and then I'm done.