Thursday, July 7, 2011

OH Happy Day!!!


It's a HAPPY HAPPY DAY at our HOUSE!!!!!!

It's OFFICIAL!!!
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!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
You worked HARD for IT and YOU NEVER gave UP!!!
I'm so VERY PROUD of YOU!!!

24 comments:

wackywoman said...

What exciting news. How proud you must be! Congratulations to your lovely daughter.

Handmade by Mai said...

Congratulations and of course you are proud.

Candice said...

How awesome!!! CONGRATS!!

Linda said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! What a beautiful young woman and obviously talented. I know you're proud of her and her accomplishments. I'll be watching for her book!

Diane said...

Congratulations!!

People say to me all the time: you read so much, you should write a book. Ha! It's much, much harder to write than read. I choose to be the audience for all the great writers out there. After all, where would they be without their readers?

Let us know when the book is available.

Jenibelle said...

Kim, I know this a dream come true for your girl and for you!! So happy for Natalie, can't wait to buy it and I better get an autograph!!!

Lynn B said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to you on receiving such wonderful news! She is very talented and pretty too!

Melody said...

Way to go!!! How very exciting!

Nicole said...

That is fantastic! Let us know when it will be released so we can all read it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations to Natalie for not giving up. I know you have shared about her writing adventures before. This is a BIG day for her and your family. You ALL deserve congrats. I hope the book does well.

Deb said...

Congratulations to Natalie! What a wonderful accomplishment. Both of you must be absolutely beaming!

Rosa said...

How wonderful,congratulations!!

sandra said...

Congratulations to your daughter for her all of her hard work and success.

Thimbleanna said...

WooHOO!!! Congratulations to YOU and Natalie -- that's super exciting news!!!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

congratulations! My daughter is also a Whipple and she is writing a book too! How cool is that? Does it come with the married name?

Sherri said...

Congrats to your daughter, Kim! And to the whole family--as you all have given her much support, I'm sure!

Patty said...

Congratulations to your daughter, and to all of of you, very exciting indeed.

Lori Holt said...

That's just fantastic Kim!!!
Congrats to your daughter....I know she has worked really hard for this.
xx
Lori

supermom said...

Congratulations to your daughter. She is living every writer's dream. I love hearing about other writers succeeding like this.

Material Girls said...

Congratulations to your daughter!! That is awesome!
Nadine

Liz said...

That's great!

lifeinredshoes said...

Hey Natalie, keep rockin those red shoes!

Jeanne said...

You must be so proud! Congratulations to her and best wishes in her future endeavors.

Mari, Tenerife (EspaƱa) said...

Hello Natalie, I´m your new follower, I love your blog. Congratulations to your daughter and to all of you. You must be very proud. I invite you to my blog. See you soon...