Monday, September 27, 2010

In which there is NEWS! Delicious, wonderful NEWS

I have been sitting champagne-cork-like on this news for WEEKS.

MY DEBUT NOVEL HAS SOLD!!


*throws confetti*

Here is the announcement:

Australian and New Zealand rights to Rhiannon Hart's untitled debut about a stubborn, determined princess who fears she might be somehow related to the mysterious and deadly creatures taking over her world -- and could that attractive but irritating young noble have anything to do with them?, to Zoe Walton at Random House Australia, by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown.

If you're a member of Publishers Marketplace you can see the deal here.

You've probably all heard me refer to this book as Lharmell, but as is so often the way, titles get changed. So for now maybe it should be referred to as The Book Formerly Known as Lharmell?

Or perhaps by this unpronounceable symbol?


I am beyond thrilled that my book has been picked up by such an esteemed house as Random House Australia. I was lucky enough to meet and have dinner recently with Zoe Walton, my publisher, as she was down in Melbourne. She is just MADE of awesome! It so thrilling to have such an experienced, well-read and LOVELY person get behind my book. I know it's going to be such a pleasure working with her and the rest of the team. (I know, had dinner with. How much of an author do I feel right now??)

There are plenty of people to thank, but for now I'd just like to thank one person. My agent, Ginger Clark, for all her hard work, advice, and answering all my needy emails.

You rock Ginger!

43 comments:

  1. OH HOLY CRAP YOUR GONNA BE A REAL LIFE PUBLISHED AUTHOR. I THINK I JUST PEED MY PANTS.

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  2. Wow! Congratlations, that's amazing news!
    And my vote is with the symbol; it's fun.

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  3. Woohoo! Congratulations! This is so wonderful. I'm ecstatic for you. :)

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  4. I don't know if I can make this big enough, but:
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!
    Can't wait to read it and hold it in real book form, like a real book, because it will be A REAL BOOK!!! :D

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  5. FANTASTIC NEWS! Huge congrats to you!

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  6. AHHHHH!!! CONGRATSSSS!!!!!!!!!! This is epic awesome news!!

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  7. Well, I've already said it, but...YAY!!!!

    I'm looking forward to the release next year!!!

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  8. AWESOME NEWS! Congratulations!!! This is so exciting! Keep us updated!

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  9. That really is the greatest news EVER, Rhiannon. Awesomeness!!

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  10. Congratulations from me too! WHOOT!

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  11. I already congratulated you on Twitter, but I had to do it again! :D So, CONGRATS! I can't wait to hear more on this fabulous slice of news! <3

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  12. That's terrific! Uber-congratulations!!!

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  13. I was JUST thinking of asking you if there was any news this week when I was telling my husband about you (in regards to books making us want to eat!). And here you are posting about your news!!

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Just out of curiosity - what sorts of food should I be stocking up on when I read your novel? ;)

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  14. That's fantastic! Congratulations!

    The Book Formerly Known as Lharmel sounds exactly my kind of book too!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS! Wow, this is amazing! Do us Aussies proud, okay? If you can, tour out to Sydney--I'll go support you. :D

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  16. Thank you, Rhiannon, for writing a wonderful, brilliant book with a feisty, smart, stubborn heroine, and for letting me be your agent.

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  17. Congratulations!! I can't wait to read it! :)
    Woo hoo!

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  18. Wahoo! that is so brilliant and a dream come true!

    a super huge CONGRATS from me!

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  19. YES! I have been following your blog ever since you posted a first chapter up on Dear Author just on the hopes that I could someday continue reading the story (shhh, I'm greedy like that), and I am ecstatic at this news! Congratulations!

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    I'm so excited for you!

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  21. Thank you everyone!!! It's so exciting getting to tell everyone finally :D

    And Cywrain---OMG that's so amazing! Glad my little poorly edited snippet caught your eye!

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  22. THIS IS SO INCREDIBLE!!

    Congratulations!!!!

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  23. That is amazing news!!! Congrats!! Can't wait to read it.

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  24. congrats Rhiannon, that's great news

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  25. Congratulations!!! Your book sounds awesome by the way. No wonder it got sold!

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  26. YAY!!! Congrats Rhiannon, that is awesome news!!!

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  27. Congratulations, Rhiannon! That's amazing =D I'm so happy for you. I can at least gurantee you one Norwegian reader ;)

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  28. YAY! Congrats to you! Mark me down as a German reader... er, German-American. :)

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  29. That is so AWESOME! Major congrats!! :D

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  30. If I were close by, you can be sure that I'd give you a bear hug right now. CONGRATULATIONS! And perhaps just imagine a huge hug from someone awesome. *grin*

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  31. Congratulations! It's fantastic that you found a publisher and Random House at that. I can't wait for the day that we see "The Book Formerly Known as Lharmell" on bookshop shelves. XD

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  32. EEEEEEEEEEE YAYYYYYYYYYYY so happy for you, Rhiannon! That is lovely, excellent, splendiferous news. I can't believe you managed to not say anything about it for weeks! Haha. CONGRATS, YOU! <3

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  33. wow congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you, yay dreams do come true after all! :-)

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  34. Holy Moly! Congrats! What a wonderful thing to happen, and what a wonderful feeling it must be!!!! :)

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  35. Congratulations!!! That's so awesome. I say go for the symbol title... hardly anyone ever does that. ; )

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  36. Sooo...you're not pregnant then? ;)

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