It's a HAPPY HAPPY DAY at our HOUSE!!!!!!
I can finally shout the NEWS from the house tops!
My oldest daughter, Natalie Whipple of Between Fact & Fiction has signed a book deal for her debut Novel entitled, "TRANSPARENT" with Editor, Erica Sussman of Harper Teen!
I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to her previous Literary Agent turned Author, Nathan Bransford (Jabob Wonderbar-and the Cosmic Space Kapow) for seeing and believing in my daughter's talent and to her current AWESOME Literary Agent, Anna Webman of Curtis Brown, Ltd. who has been ever supportive and encouraging.
I especially want to THANK ALL of her writer friends who have given her support and encouragement along the difficult road to publication. I've been there in the trenches throughout Natalie's writing and publication pursuits witnessing the power of friendship, seeing the ups and the downs, the ins and the outs, the HIGHS and the lows, the joys and the tears, the confidence and fears of not only Natalie but her writing friends. You are ALL AWESOME!!!
I've also spent many many hours with my grandkids so she could she could write, re-write and finish edits in peace and quiet. Let me just tell you that the TIME and the POLISHING that's required to write a book and get it to an actual book, the kind you actually hold in your hands is really really INTENSE!!! I never realized or understood the time, the commitment, and the effort that is required to be a published author! Shout out to AUTHORS!!! I LOVE READING so keep on WRITING!!!
So, with that said, I want to send my love and my best wishes and all my bottled up happiness out to my daughter, Natalie!
You worked HARD for IT and YOU NEVER gave UP!!!
I'm so VERY PROUD of YOU!!!