Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My Most Amazing, Fabulous, and Exciting News!!!!

I've been waiting forever to share this news with you, and FINALLY I can because it's official. And just because I want to tease you a little more, you have to watch the video to find out...



So, that's my exciting news!! After receiving several offers from different publishing companies to publish my YA near-future thriller, CATALYST, I've decided to go with Clean Teen Publishing! And I couldn't be happier!

Clean Teen Publishing is a mid-list publisher who publishes a wide range of books for teens. They don't believe in censorship, they believe in content disclosure, which is why each book has a rating system so readers know what they're getting before they read. I love that concept! To learn more about Clean Teen Publishing, go HERE.

In other news, here's what else happened while I was away from the blogosphere that has contributed to my roller coaster ride these past few weeks:

1) I received multiple offers from publishers so I actually had to turn some down. And it wasn't a very good feeling. :(

2) I survived my first phone call with a literary agent (boy was I nervous!!) She was super nice and so helpful and even though she didn't offer representation for Catalyst (she basically said I'd done all the hard work myself by finding a publisher on my own), she asked me to send her another project I'm working on. We'll see what happens.

3) Out of 811 entries, I made it into Pitch Madness with my YA contemporary MIDDLE OF KNOWHERE!! You can find my entry HERE. I received a few requests during the agent round, so I'm pretty happy how it turned out.

4) It's my week to host on Unicorn Bell and I have an exciting line-up of authors sharing their How I Got My Agent stories. Stephanie Faris was there on Monday, Suzanne Warr is there today, and author Wendy Knight will be popping in on Friday. You don't want to miss these amazing stories!

And I think that's it! How has your week been?

27 comments:

  1. Wow, big congratulations! Hey, better to turn some down than to not have any to turn down. Now you have several options for your next book since so many liked that one.

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    1. Thank you, Alex! I couldn't be more thrilled. I guess you're right—that's one way to look at it! :)

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  2. I've been thinking about you for the past week. I still have our chat box open from gmail, so you're right there when I check my email. You already know how THRILLED I am for you. Glad it all worked out!!!

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    1. Thank you!! I also still have our chat box open! I'm glad it worked out, too. :)

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  3. Wow. That's a lot. Congrats. (Sorry, couldn't watch the video. I'm at work...)

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    1. Thank you! And that's okay that you couldn't watch the video—my voice is all high. It's embarrassing. :)

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  4. Congratulations, Kristin! Well done! :)

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  5. Yay!!! No more keeping, mum! ;) Huge congrats, lady! You have worked so hard to achieve this, and no one deserves it more than you. Can't wait for the coming year and all the fun stuff ahead. (covers, release dates, launches!) Eep!!!

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    1. YAY!! It feels so good to be able to tell people. Thanks for being on this journey with me—you've been AMAZING!! I couldn't ask for a better friend or CP. Love you, girl.

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  6. This is wonderful news! Congrats to you and that you are so wanted, it must feel great. I couldn't watch the video because it says it. Is private but I am still so happy for you

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    1. Thank you!! Oh no, I'm sorry about the video! I think I fixed it, but if I didn't, someone please let me know! :)

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  7. Yaaaay! Congrats! So happy for you, and can't wait to read it when it comes out!!!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Tiana! I'm so excited to share it with the world!

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  8. Wow, this is beyond exciting! Congrats! Looking forward to the day Catalyst is officially out in the world. Clean Teen Publishing sounds like a great home for it! :)

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    1. Thank you!!! I know, I can't wait until my book baby is out in the world. And you're right, I think Clean Teen will be perfect for it! :)

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  9. I am so HAPPY for you!! Not at all surprised. I expect great things from you, so get busy lady!!

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    1. Aw, thank you!! *cracks the whip* I will, I promise! :)

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  10. P.S. Your house is so clean. Do you really have a bunch of boys living in it?

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    1. LOL. Thankfully, they were all asleep! And that's the dining room where no one ever goes. :)

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  11. Oh wow...you are on FIRE, girl! Congratulations!!!! Much deserved. Glad others are seeing how fabulously talented you are. And your video was so cute!

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    1. Thank you!! Your words mean the world, especially coming from someone as talented as you! I'm so glad you liked the video! I hate the way I sound, of course. Lol.

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  12. Best news I've heard all day! Huge congrats, Kristin. I can't wait to read CATALYST!

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  13. How exciting! You deserve it. I have been out of the loop for awhile and I can't wait to buy your book.=)http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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  14. aahh how did I miss this?!! Kristin I am so so beyond thrilled for you girl!!!!!!!!!!! So well deserved!! ALL THE HUGS TO YOU xoxox

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  15. WOOT! That is exciting and amazing! Congrats! *squeeee!*

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