Check it out. Here’s my writing group gathered to celebrate my book deal. Yep. That’s right. Book deal. Oh, you want me to say it again? Book deal.
PURE GRIT, a true story about 99 P.O.W. nurses and how they survived World War II despite overwhelming odds, sold to Howard Reeves at Abrams Children’s, many thanks to my agent Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency.
Left to right, Beth Cooley, me, Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Claire Rudolf Murphy and Mary Douthitt. I lift my glass to them. In good times and in bad, writers need a supportive critique group. I couldn’t do with out the friendship and savvy of these marvelous women.
More celebrating later, right now my head is buried in research and my fingers flying across the keyboard to meet my fast-approaching deadline next year for the 2013 release.
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