Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's a book deal!

Look!  My book!  From Publisher's Marketplace!

Elissa Hoole's KISS THE MORNING STAR, after her mother's tragic death, a girl sets out with her best friend on an epic road trip across the USA in the spirit of Kerouac's Dharma Bums - a journey of discovery both inward and outward, encompassing loss and lust, God and pot, and the tangled search for love and identity, to Melanie Kroupa at Marshall Cavendish, for publication in Spring 2012, by Sarah Davies at the Greenhouse Literary Agency (NA).
 
Here's a webcam picture of our toast yesterday evening when I got the call from Sarah that the deal was official...yes, we are crouching in the shelter of a work bench, what of it? 

Just as D. left to buy some champagne, a tornado warning came over the radio we were listening to, and Jabber, having just learned all of the proper procedures for such warnings in kindergarten, was a champ and got us all down in the basement for safety.


I started to outline here the entire history of what this book has gone through since I started it in Sept. 2008, but that's a whole post in and of itself.  Suffice it to say that I am thankful and wide-eyed and excited.

And now I'm going to put on my KtMS soundtrack--which is the Jack Kerouac tribute CD, Kicks Joy Darkness--and dance around the house some more.  :)

14 comments:

Suzie Lind said...

Congrats ! Way to go Liss ! Sooooo proud and happy for you !

Lisa and Laura said...

Congratulations! We saw your deal announced and think this sounds like an amazing book! Can't wait to read...

Krista Ashe said...

Congrats!!! Love the premise!!! :)

elissa said...

suzie, thanks, and great to hear from you!

lisa and laura, welcome to my blog, and glad you were interested in KtMS! :)

Krista, welcome to my blog, and thanks! :)

Remilda Graystone said...

Congratulations! It sounds like an interesting story!

elissa said...

thanks, Remilda, and welcome! :D

Kristan said...

EEEEE for Pub's Marketplace!!! That must have been surreal. God I can't wait to see my name there...

elissa said...

soon, Kristan! and yeah, I kind of want to frame it. :) surreal is a good word for all of this.

Shana said...

Congratulations!I am so happy for you!

Krissa Jean! said...
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Krissa Jean! said...

omg! finnay! I cant wait till 2012!!! Im going to have to put that book on my 'must buy' list! I hope your having a good day Mrs. Hoole :D miss yah!

elissa said...

Yay, Shana, thanks so much! :)

And Krissa! In 2012 you will be almost old enough to read it, lol! :P I, too, hope you're enjoying your summer. Thanks! :)

Krissa Jean! said...

Im gonna read it anyway, its gonna be amazing! And my summer is slow, and tierd. Sleeping till noon, watching movies and biking all day ;)

Cat Hellisen said...

I LOVE YA!!!! And I am so ecstatic about this. WOOOHOOO! As soon as B gets paid I am buying some bubbly yo celebrate (even if it is like 2 weeks late)