Tuesday, September 26, 2006

How the Wheel Turns...



This time last year, we were having a truly terrible month.

We'd had some domestic accidents - dead fridges, holey roofs, rotting plaster - we'd had some financial difficulties, Husband had had a car accident, and poor Piggy had been hit by a car and died.

Aren't contrasts funny?

I just received the call from an RWA-recognised print publisher in the US.

They want to publish McWife (aka McAllister's Wife aka McAllister's Method aka Run Among Thorns).



(Me, happy dancing in my office to the tune of a Hoops and YoYo congrats ecard from a dear, dear friend)

71 Comments:

At 6:25 pm, Anonymous Julie Cohen said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!

So proud of you. It's a fantastic book, and YOU DESERVE THIS.

 
At 6:25 pm, Anonymous Julie Cohen said...

(When do I get to say I told you so???)

 
At 6:27 pm, Blogger Anna Lucia said...

Juuuuuuuust keep on saying it. This is your moment...

You could throw in a few point and laughs, too, if you wanted.

:-D

And you know what, I DO deserve this. If I wasn't so high and excited, I'd be sobbing right now...gggggg

 
At 6:32 pm, Blogger Donna Alward said...

AAAAANNNNNNNAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

Holy cow, McWIFE! How chuffed are YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

What a journey for this book. GADS.

NOW WOMAN WE WANT MORE DETAILS! You've been rather cryptic!

I'm so happy for you Anna. :-) So, So happy.

 
At 6:41 pm, Blogger Gabriele C. said...

Oh wow, that's a reason for a happy snoopy dance indeed. Conga rats.

 
At 6:46 pm, Blogger Michelle Styles said...

So very very proud of you!

I am SO looking forward to seeing you on Friday.

Wonderful, wonderful news!

 
At 6:57 pm, Blogger Biddy said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I love ya kiddo and so proud of you :-)

Can't wait to celebrate with you in a few weeks!!

 
At 6:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna, this is such wonderful news! Congratulations! You deserve this big time! I hope your husband is as delighted about this as you are! Jamie

 
At 7:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major congratulations, Anna!!! WTG, hon!!!

Keep smiling!
Gail from Canada

 
At 7:27 pm, Blogger Kate Walker said...

CONGRATULATIONS again - and again - and again . . .

And I get to say I told you so as well

Cos I did

Glad you liked the Hoops and Yoyo

 
At 8:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fabooooo news. I am sooooo excited. Details, girl! Details. Who, when, where, etc.?

I'll join you in a mad snoopy dance around the room!!

Lori :)

 
At 8:20 pm, Anonymous Kate Hardy said...

ANNA!!!!!

This is such brilliant, BRILLIANT news.

Am delighted for you. Doing snoopy dancing with the dog.

Now tell us the rest of it - details, details, DETAILS!

 
At 8:27 pm, Anonymous Shaz said...

YAAAAAY ANNA!!! I'm so happy that McWife has found its home at last. I joined eharl when you were deep in writing it I think, (2002?) and your perseverance and incredible talent has paid off. YOU SO DESERVE THIS!!

 
At 8:31 pm, Blogger Anna Lucia said...

Thank you Donna, Gabriele, Michelle, Biddy, Jamie, Gail, Kate, Lori, Kate and Shaz!

:-D

You're going to have to give me a day or two for the details - McWife's story is such a LOOOOOOOONG journey it's going to take me a while to get my head round it!

 
At 8:35 pm, Blogger Kathy Love said...

Anna!!!!!! Yay!!!! I'm so, so excited for you. That is just wonderful and so deserved. I'm grinning like a fool. What excellent news.

Celebrate lots! And I will celebrate for you too!!
Big, happy hugs!
:)
Kathy

 
At 8:42 pm, Blogger Jessica Raymond said...

Fab news, Anna, you must be on top of the world! Am sitting eagerly waiting to hear more deets :) :)

 
At 8:46 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna!
FANTASTIC news.
So so happy for you.

Love from
Pat (Posner)

 
At 8:47 pm, Blogger Amanda Ashby said...

OMG - Anna. Congratulations on your wonderful news!! I'm soooooooooo pleased for you! (hence my excessive use of !!! and ooooo)

 
At 8:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ANNA!!!!!!!!!!
So happy- happy for ya! What a deserving treat for you to get!!

Lisa- happy dancing with you.

 
At 9:11 pm, Blogger JENNA said...

Congrats! Are you saving the Who and When for after the contracts are signed...or can we coax you to give up the details now?

 
At 9:19 pm, Anonymous Julie Cohen said...

Going to bed, still grinning.

Hope you enjoyed the champagne and Chinese food, O Published Author Goddess.

 
At 9:19 pm, Blogger Karin Tabke said...

congrats!!!!!!

 
At 9:19 pm, Anonymous Julie Cohen said...

...oh, and I Told You So.

 
At 9:42 pm, Blogger Jaye said...

ANNA!!!! How FREAKIN FANTASTIC!!!!! LOL!!! MAJOR CONGRATS< HON! You sooo deserve this, especially with this book!!! :-D

 
At 9:48 pm, Blogger Nell Dixon said...

About b*****y time! Congratulations, hon, you deserve every second of your success!

 
At 9:56 pm, Anonymous Michelle said...

Yay, Anna!!!! Now we want details. I want to hear all about the call. You rock!!

 
At 10:07 pm, Blogger Melani Blazer said...

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGMGOMG
Whooooooooooooooooooooooooot

What news. omg, my heart stopped. I'm soooooo excited! You definitely, absolutely and without a doubt deserve this!

Love you (and Sharon here at the office loves you too!)
Mel

 
At 10:29 pm, Anonymous Jaci Burton said...

I'm all weepy and I just put on makeup to go to a banquet. And it's your fault.

And I couldn't be happier. And assorted loving curse words I can't post here, but you know what and where they are *g*

Love and congrats!

 
At 10:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!

McAnna!

Holy crap!

I am so wicked happy for you!

More exclamation points!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you can give details soon!

I'm bouncing in my chair and me new monitor is shaking on the desk. :)

PS---(It won't let me sign in. *sob* It's me...Shannon *ggg*)

 
At 10:57 pm, Blogger Loreth Anne White said...

OMG, ANNA!!!!!! I have goosebumps. I am so incredibly happy for you. And for me -- I finally get to read your wonderful voice in print!!! You honestly deserve this, and ... well... the universe just feel right :) :) :)

 
At 1:52 am, Blogger Meretta said...

WAY TO GO, AAAANNNNNNAAAA!!! Success look fabulous on you! Great job. :D

 
At 1:59 am, Blogger Cearha said...

*leap*twirl*spin* The Mindless, Feckless Dance of Joy (t) is in full effect for you, Anna! I KNEW it! Long live McWife~

Cearha
aka Shara Jones

 
At 2:01 am, Blogger Tricia Fields said...

OMG Anna!! I am so fabulously happy for you that I've teared up. ::sniffle:: You SO deserve this!!!

 
At 2:36 am, Blogger Christyne Butler said...

Yeah Anna!!!! WOW...so happy for you!! This is the best news!!

 
At 2:43 am, Blogger Julie S said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!!!

 
At 3:12 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally thrilled for you Anna. McWife was the first ms I heard about when I joined eharl a few years back and I'm so, so happy it'll be published
Brenda (IAC)

 
At 3:50 am, Anonymous mary beth said...

Wonderful news Anna! Can't wait to hear more!!!

 
At 4:08 am, Anonymous Heather Rae Scott said...

Anna, I am so damned happy for you! If anyone deserves this, that'd be you. I loved this story. It had me from the first line and I so hoped you wouldn't give up and you didn't.

I'm so proud of you for sticking to your guns. =)

Lubs ya!

 
At 4:14 am, Blogger Christina Phillips said...

Huge congrats on your sale, Anna! What fabulous news!

 
At 6:31 am, Blogger Biddy said...

*bounce*

Woke up bouncing for you petal!!! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!

 
At 6:38 am, Anonymous suefromdevon said...

Woohoo, Anna!!!!!

You so deserve this. I, for one, can't wait to read McWife...

Congratulations!!!

Sue Child

 
At 6:39 am, Blogger Fiona Harper said...

Anna! Big, big, big conratulations!

 
At 7:48 am, Blogger liz fenwick said...

Yay Anna. i am so pleased for you........grinning ear to ear!!!Congratulations :)

 
At 8:58 am, Anonymous allison littlehales said...

Oh Anna! Forgive me for being late to the party. I am so, so pleased for you!

You are such a truely lovely person and you SO deserve this. HOLY COW i'm just gobsmacked.

Well done!

Allison

 
At 9:15 am, Anonymous phillipa said...

\anna
WOOOO-HOOOOO!

Enjoy every minute of this.

P x

 
At 11:17 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH. MY. GOD.

That's absolutely fantastic news Anna. You are an inspiration to the rest of us. I nearly threw my sandwich across the room in excitement. Bloody well done! I am going to phone/text you right now!

Love BearXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 
At 12:38 pm, Blogger May said...

Congratulations, Anna!

 
At 12:41 pm, Anonymous Shannon Stacey said...

I'm back. Stuart says, "Hot damn. Tell her I said congratulations."

:)

 
At 12:47 pm, Anonymous Margaret McDonagh said...

Many CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Fabulous news. Enjoy every moment.

Best wishes,
Mags

 
At 1:33 pm, Blogger Toni Anderson said...

Anna, I am so very pleased for you. Can't wait to read the book :D

Enjoy the thrill!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 1:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Deep Breath*

Thank you Kathy, Jessica, Pat, Amanda, Jenna, Lisa, Karin, Jaye, Nell, Michelle, Melani (and Sharon!), Jaci, Shannon, Loreth, Meretta, Cearha, Tricia, Christyne, Julie S, Brenda, Mary Beth, Rae, Christina, Sue, Fiona, Liz, Alison, Phillipa, Bear :-D, May, Stuart (*G*), Margaret and Toni!

*GASP*

Thank you so much guys! More details later, I promise.

 
At 2:44 pm, Blogger Melissa Marsh said...

WOOO HOOOO! CONGRATULATIONS, ANNA! Can't wait to hear the details!

 
At 4:25 pm, Anonymous Jorrie Spencer said...

Fantastic news, Anna. Congrats!!l

 
At 4:37 pm, Anonymous raine said...

Anna!! :-D

I'm late, late, late, 'coz I didn't know, know, know!!

Congratulations! You deserve it!

~Dream

 
At 6:15 pm, Blogger Amie Stuart said...

I"m late too but many heartfelt WOOHOOS!!!!!!!!! Congrats babe!

 
At 7:48 pm, Blogger Beth Ciotta said...

WAHOOOOOOOOO! I knew it was only a matter of time before some smart pub snatched you up! Watch out world.... here comes Anna!!!!

 
At 8:25 pm, Anonymous jude d said...

Congratulations Anna - it's great to hear you've found success. Well done. Jude

 
At 1:36 am, Blogger Anna Adams said...

Yay, Anna! Yay McWife! Yay, me, cause I get to read a whole book by you!

All the best, Anna. This is just the beginning of a great career!

 
At 2:29 am, Blogger Sela Carsen said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm offline for two days and what do I miss??!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd be happy dancing Right This Instant, but the kids are asleep not four feet away from me!

YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 5:07 am, Blogger Lis said...

Congratulations Anna!!! Terrific news, can't wait to hear the details :o)

 
At 5:15 am, Blogger Sara Hantz said...

Yay, Anna. HUGE congrats to you. I remember on e-harl (when I hung out there) about McWife!!!

SallyR

 
At 11:12 am, Blogger MaryF said...

Oh, ANNA!!!!

HOW WONDERFUL!!!!

I remember your struggles from eHQ, too!

 
At 2:07 pm, Anonymous Julie Day said...

Many Congratulations, Anna Lucia. Hope there are many more to come.

 
At 9:34 pm, Blogger Anna Sugden said...

OMG!!!!!!

Woooohooooooooooo!!!!

So thrilled for you Anna - that's fabulous news!!!

Now we really will have to celebrate in London.

Anna XX

 
At 12:07 am, Blogger Trace said...

Congrats Anna!! WOO-FREAKIN-HOO!!

 
At 3:43 pm, Anonymous aifrica@hotmail.com said...

"Congratulations! Kudos! Yipee!" Aifrica shouted with a wide grin. :-)

 
At 4:29 pm, Blogger Toni Lea Andrews said...

Have you seen "My Fair Lady?" Of course you have...

(Sing along, please)

Tonight, old girl you did it!
You did it! You did it! You said that you would do it,
And indeed you did. You thought that you would rue it;
You doubted you'd do it. But now I you must admit it
That succeed you did. You should get a medal
Or be even made a knight....

(I don't know the rest of the lyrics but you get the idea)

 
At 8:51 pm, Anonymous jewell said...

Yay Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'Bout damn time they gave you word on that.

Shiver/Jewell

Hey, and save that cork. Put a nice little date on it and why to start a collection.

 
At 12:39 am, Anonymous ruby55 said...

Congratulations, Anna!

It's always wonderful to hear that a new writer has "made it". Is this the name you're writing under? I want to make sure that I keep track of you.

The sobs will probably come, emotional creatures that we are. But they'll still be for a good reason.

 
At 12:02 pm, Blogger Kate R said...

YES YES YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Congratulations and YIPPEE!!

 
At 5:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna, that's so wonderful! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!

(Suzanne--I can't get it to give me a place to put my name in...)

 

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