Special second post of the day!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

From my soon-to-be-official editor's blog this morning:

So, did you actually do any business at the fair, you might ask. Well, yes, actually. In the Happy category, I actually finished a deal for my first YA novel acquisition at Carolrhoda. It’s a debut and that makes me very happy. This circumstance is somewhat amusing because not only is it an American book, but the author lives about a mile from me in St. Paul. That his agent and I met to finalize the deal in Bologna is just a coincidence, but I rather like the idea that a book could travel from a meeting at Minnesota SCBWI conference last fall through beers at several St. Paul bars to a legal pad in the agent’s hall at the Bologna fairgrounds.

Just thought I'd share. (The links through time were added by me.)


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Susan said...

Wow, this is so exciting. I'm laughing thinking about it!

April 2, 2009 at 1:54 PM
Micol Ostow said...

Ooh, I didn't realize it was official! Awesome!

April 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM
C.R.MacTernan said...

Hello! And congrats to you! I saw you in my follow list recently and decided to take a look around your blog here. I noticed that you wrote a Mummy at Midnight. My good friend Tiffany Prothero illustrated that! What a small world.

It's nice to meet you Steve, and again, congratulations on your success. :)

April 3, 2009 at 1:04 AM
Steve Brezenoff said...

Hi, CR! Thanks so much, and for stopping by, as well.

I saw your name on the followers for Stone Arch Books blog, and enjoyed your sketches.

Tiffany's art in Mummy is so wonderful. And the painting for the cover especially.... Wow.

April 3, 2009 at 5:26 AM
PurpleClover said...

Ooh that is awesome! Shows networking has its perks!

April 3, 2009 at 11:30 AM
Steve Brezenoff said...

PurpleClover: Totally! Free beers! Oh, and book deals, too.

April 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM
Christy Raedeke said...

Steve - I was excited to see you over at the Tenners! Congrats on your book deal and boo hoo that you now get to have Andrew as your editor! He acquired my book at Flux but then left for greener pastures (and books like yours). But I did get a first edit from him, so it's all good.

Cheers to you!

April 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM
Steve Brezenoff said...

Thanks, Christy! I'm psyched to be part of the group. Meanwhile, I hope BF is treating you right over there!

April 7, 2009 at 2:10 PM