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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

And the Winner Is...

Me! Imagine my shock when I pulled up the Bookends LLC blog today and saw my name listed as the winner of the hook contest! There were so many entries, they actually chose two winners. I was Jessica Faust's pick. Here's what she had to say about the first 100 words of "Wild Texas Rose."

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I even surprised myself by picking this one. As you’ll see, most of my picks are Regencies, but I was really excited by this voice and in the end this was the stand-out for me. The agony that Trey feels when she doesn’t get off the train comes through easily and makes me want to hear more. And of course I’m dying to know who he’s waiting for. I also think this opening was a little different from the rest. It stood above the others in my mind.
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Just had to share that. Talk about starting the day off with a bang! Now I'm off to write. I have to write a synopsis asap. The prize for winning the contest is a critique of my first chapter, synopsis and query letter. Wowsers, I'm excited! A personalized critique from a big literary agent, and the word "rejected" isn't going to figure into it anywhere. LOL!

Hope everyone is having a terrific day, despite the rainy, gloomy weather.

Devon

8 comments:

  1. Congrats! I was just there and saw the news. I'm thrilled for you. You are an outstanding writer.

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  2. Congrats Devon! That's wonderful news! Yay! Makes me want to jump up and down for you!

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  3. Paty! It's so great to see you here! Thanks for the congrats. And a huge congratulations to YOU on your recent EPPIE win for "A Perfectly Good Nanny." That's awesome!!!

    p.s. to any who read this -- Paty is the author who gave me my quote for my book cover. :o)

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  4. Taryn, thank you! I gotta tell you, now that I've settled down a little and it's sunk in, I'm a little overwhelmed by Ms. Faust's comments. I was NOT expecting this at all. And now, she's going to look at my submission and give me some pointers! *GRIN*

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  5. Way to go girlfriend!!!! I'm sooo excited for you!!! Gave me goose bumps!! LOL. I hollered, "WooHoo" then had to explain to Tim what I was hollering about. Tell hubby that's worth 1 romantic dinner and 2 back rubs!! I'm really proud of you, Dev!! :) :) :)

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  6. Thanks, Susi! I feel like I won the lottery! :o)

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  7. Yay! Devon! I'm proud of you!

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  8. Devon, I can't think of a more deserving person. You go, chickee! What a fantastic entry and so exciting to be able to get more of your work in front of an agent. Best of luck to you. Sending lots of white light...

    maddie

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