Thursday, February 9, 2012

I HAVE MORE NEWS

Ok, you were all amazing last Friday, so much so that at times I was in tears from the sheer kindness and enthusiasm you all showed about my announcement. Today, I get to make another one. From last night's Publishers Marketplace deal postings:

Sarah Fine's SANCTUM, the first book in the GUARDS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series, featuring a seventeen-year-old girl who has one chance to save her best friend's soul from hell where, in the process, she falls for the indentured Guard who is sent to make sure she doesn't succeed, to Courtney Miller at Amazon Publishing, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, for publication in Fall 2012, by Kathleen Ortiz at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation.

SANCTUM is the manuscript that got me agented. It's the story Kathleen fell in love with, the one she's worked tirelessly with me to improve and send out into the world. I've been sitting on the news of this deal for awhile, which is funny because it went down SO fast. Like, a week after we subbed it to Courtney Miller, she called with an offer. Between Kathleen and Courtney, I could not be more fortunate--both are fierce champions of Lela (my MC) and her journey.

I am so so happy I get to tell this story.

52 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Sarah! And how awesome that this story is THE ONE that got you agented. Those manuscripts have a special significance; don't they?

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  2. I'm so glad this story sold! The query sounded amazing, can't wait to read it.

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  3. WOOT, WOOOOOT! You finally get to announce---and it has been awhile b/c Fall 2012 is like, right around the corner, girl!!!!!!!! :-))

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  4. Wow, fantastic plot-- I can't wait to read this! Congrats again!

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  5. *Tear* My little girl is growing up. *giggles* Love you!

    ~JD

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  6. Oh my goodness, congratulations, Sarah! Both books sound awesome (especially especially this one), and I can't wait to get my hands on them, so make sure you get them published in the UK, okay? I expect nothing less than *total world domination*.

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    1. Leah Your Favorite Teenage Beta ReaderFebruary 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM

      Hi Sarah! I just saw this reply and I wanted to know if the series will be published in the UK... I have some friends there and I can't make them read your books if they aren't published over there D: I'm so excited about the announcement though!!! Now I can talk about them to my friends ahhhhh [no spoilers of course]

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  7. Congrats, Sarah! Looking forward to reading it, which in the end, is what all of this is about.

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  8. That's wonderful, Sarah! I'm so excited for you! I hope you are going to journal/scrapbook your published journey. Congratulations!

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  9. MY DAY JUST GOT MUCH BETTER.

    Sarah, I want you to know that: 1) I am buying this book once it comes out; 2) I am telling everyone I know to buy this book once it comes out; 3) You are awesome.

    Yep. I think that about covers it :)

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  10. It made me smile just seeing the title of your post. Very inspiring. Congratulations...savor the day!

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  11. Congrats!!! Wow! So so so so happy for you!!!

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  12. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AW YEAH!
    YEAH!
    YEAH!
    i SO wanna read this! :)

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  13. This time I recognized you off the bat--none of this S.E. Fine business. My gosh, you must be floating in the troposhere. Many, many congratulations--I can't wait to get your book(s) in my hands (and of course boast that "I knew her when!")

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  14. I am sooooooooo happy for you! Finally, I can talk about the news! Enjoy this moment. Stick it under your tongue and let it melt into your cells, Sarah. It doesn't get much better than this!

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  15. That's fantastic, Sarah! Congratulations!
    I always had a feeling you were going to have a lot of success!

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  16. Wow, this is fantastic. Congrats, sarah. All the best!

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  17. Wow, woman, way to kick butt and take names!!! So very proud of you. Awesome!

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  18. Congratulations again!! And so cool that you're being published by Amazon Publishing. :)

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  19. This kind of news could NEVER get old! Congrats!! :)

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  20. *jumps off box full of squee to hug you and, let's face it - dance* :D Congratulations!!!! Again!!!! Can. Not. WAIT to buy this. :D

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  21. holy cow you get to do another happy dance! Huge congrats :)

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  22. hi miss sarah! yippeeee!!! hooooray for you!!! im tossing confetti all over you and your ms and your blog!
    ...hugs from lenny

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  23. YAHOO! It just keeps getting better, eh? ;)

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  24. Dearest Sarah, You have come a long way from "Simeon the Whale" although I still think that would sell too. Love, Dad

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  25. Yay! Congrats on such a fast book deal! I wonder if it's a record?

    Keep us posted on any more great stuff that's coming your way - and I wanna see book covers!

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  26. Holy bazooka.

    You have been busy, haven't you?

    CONGRATULATIONS ON BOTH OF YOUR DEALS!!!! Simply amazing. Dang, girl. You're an inspiration. Woooo-hoooo! Can't wait to read all your books.

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  27. YES! I AM SO HAPPY THIS IS THE ONE BEING PUBLISHED. I've been DYING to read it since I read the query on Kathleen's blog (yes? I think? It seems forever ago!)

    Congratulations, Sarah!!!! This is AMAZING! :D

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  28. Woohoooooooooooo! Congratulations! That is so cool!!!!!!!

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  29. Yay, you finally get to announce this. Now I don't have to keep my mouth zip shut any longer. :D

    CONGRATS on the great news, Sarah!!!! I can't wait to read book #3. :D

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  30. I am so SOOOO thrilled for you!! Instead of being twice as thrilled as last week, it's more like being thrilled squared!!! I seriously can't wait to read. :-D!!!

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  31. Congratulations! I know how these early babies are! I am giving you a plug tomorrow for your good news, as I like to wind up Friday with a party, just FYI. Vic Caswell gave me the heads up about it.

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  32. How are you even staying inside your own skin?? Are you ready to fly in a million different directions? This is so awesome! You've hit the dream-come-true, Sarah. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Congratulations!

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  33. Wow!!! Serious digital confetti!! Congrats, Sarah! I hope you're celebrating accordingly. :-)

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  34. Wow, this is amazing. Conratulations~~~on everything. That was fast. You have to be so psyched and proud for accomplishing so much. You are on a roll-to the top. Keep climbing.

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  35. How exciting for you! This is awesome!

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  36. Congratulations!!

    The books sounds awesome!

    Shelley

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  37. Eek!! Just saw this announcement over on Lydia's blog. I am so thrilled for you. We chatted about your book awhile back. I soooooooooo want a copy!! I loved the premise. Can't wait!!! If you need any help, just let me know. Congrats!!

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  38. Congratulations again, I love the blurb for this :-)

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  39. The story sounds so interesting! Congrats again and I can't wait to buy a copy.

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  40. It may have been a "fast" deal, but I'll bet it was a lot of years in the making. (Guess you're ready to give up that "day job" now, huh?) Again, congratulations. May this be the beginning of an amazing journey.

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  41. SWEEEEEEEET!!!!! SO excited for you!!!!!! *bounce bounce*

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  42. You are on a roll! Now I know what you meant when you told me awhile ago in an email that your year of being on sub "turned out well." Ha ha! Understatement! :) Big congrats! (I mentioned your good news on my blog this morning, too.)

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  43. That's fantastic, Sarah! Congratulations!!!!

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  44. Congratulations! I just asked your German subagent to send me something to read. I'm really looking forward to SANCTUM!

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