Tuesday, April 25, 2006

You Go, Girl!

One of my friends is having a very good month!

Leslie Dicken kicked off April with a bang when she was notified that her cool gothic romance, MARK OF THE MONSTER, finaled in the historical category of the Golden Heart contest. (This was no surprise to those of us who know of her Phantom of The Opera / Gerald Butler obsession.) As if anyone could blame her... have you seen that man in a kilt?

Then Leslie got the news than an ISBN number had been issued for her soon-to-be-published e-book, THE PRICE OF DISCOVERY, written by her sexy Science Fiction alter-ego, Jordanna Kay. For those who are wondering, an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the unique identifier that proclaims to the world of book buyers and book sellers: ‘Hey, look! I’m published! Buy me!’

But yesterday was probably the best day of all, because Leslie was offered representation by Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency . Getting a literary agent is hard work, people! All those aspiring writers, all those unpublished manuscripts piling up on desks and clogging up briefcases… getting a reputable literary agent to notice yours is a miracle!

Unless you’re a good writer. Like Leslie. In the three years I’ve known her I’ve seen her talents, her determination, and her self-confidence grow by leaps and bounds. I have no doubt she’ll be receiving more good news soon, in the form of a sale to a major New York publisher.

I’m so proud of you, Leslie! You go, girl!

16 comments:

Leslie said...

Awww, Terri, you're making me weep! What a sweet post! I guess 2006 is MY year, huh? One more thing to check off on my list: SALE to NYC!! :-)

Terri said...

See? You cool Gothic romance writers use words like 'weep' instead of 'cry'. :-)

I think a lot of people might wanna borrow your list, Les!

Lisa said...

Congrats Leslie! We all knew is was just a matter of time before some agent wised up and noticed you. Girl, you rock!

Janice Lynn said...

Woo hoo! Leslie, this is fabulous news & definitely before the year is out you get to knock off that next item on your list!!! You totally rock!

Congrats on signing with TKA!!! I'm a bit biased but I think they're a fab agency. ;)

Beth said...

Yay Leslie!! So proud of you and happy for you! Can't wait to celebrate your first sale :-)

Tawny said...

Yay baby! So so happy for you, Leslie!!! Methinks it was that sexy leg you were showing in Reno, huh Terri????

Congratulations!

Pigtails said...

The lady writes sensual love stories with a feather. I'm so proud of Leslie! The very best thing is soon I'll have my own copy!

Kath said...

Way to go, Les!!

We're so proud of you and know that CALL is just around the corner. I'm predicting pink in Atlanta!

Mel Francis said...

TKA is a great agency! Congrats, Leslie.

TrishJ said...

:::sniff sniff::: I'm so proud of my little mentoree!! All you needed was a push, and look at you go! Can't wait to celebrate your sale in the VERY near future --OWO

CJI said...

Woo Hoo, Leslie!! You deserve every great thing that happens to you.

Anna Sugden said...

Major congrats, Leslie!! So proud of you - all this great news is so well deserved!

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