Monday, June 7, 2010

Good news!

So I've got some good news that I've been really eager to share with you all but I've been waiting to make it official. Well, now that the contracts are signed, it's official! I've signed with Joe Monti of Barry Goldblatt Literary!
Snoopy Happy Dance - side Pictures, Images and Photos

It's been hard keeping quiet. I think I would have even gone longer but I found out that my lovely Inkies had spilled the news this past Saturday on the Enchanted Inkpot. he he. It's funny cause I read that post and somehow completely missed my own news. Too much bouncing off the walls I guess.

It was an incredible experience for me because I had the amazing good fortune to receive 4 offers of representation from amazing agents, any one of which I would have been extremely happy to sign with. I had 4 fantastic conversations with agents that all said they loved my book and who made this a very difficult decision. But what made me sign with Joe was that we talked for 2 hours and it felt like 20 minutes. It felt right and I'm excited to see what's in store for me next.

I have to thank each of the agents that offered for me. I am so grateful to them for providing me with the affirmation that I do have what it takes to be a writer. And for that alone I will always appreciate them all. Besides, anyone who says they love my book has got to be the coolest, most awesome people in the world, right? Right.


56 comments:

Jenn Reese said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!

Welcome to BG Literary, agent-mate!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Tremendous news! Major congrats!

jmkirk said...

Wow! Well done! How did you manage to keep this to yourself for so long? : )

fairyhedgehog said...

Congratulations! That is awesome good news.

Whirlochre said...

I can confirm, officially, that it is possible to woot and squee at the same time.

Congratulations, Ello. You rock.

Precie said...

Wooooooooooooooooo!

Yay, Ello!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!

Richard Levangie said...

Let the bells ring out and the banners fly!

I'm treating my eyes on you!

beth said...

HURRAH FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is wonderful!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!

Bernita said...

Oh, Ello, dear Ello!
This is wonderful, wonderful!
!! and !!!
Am so glad...and see, your mother was right!

March to the Sea said...

amazing! This is such great news!

out of the wordwork said...

Nothing but thrilled, excited and sooooo happy for you! Here's to a wonderful partnership of many years and many books together!
YAY!!
Nelsa

Kelly said...

I am so excited for you, Ellen! Wow! Four offers?!!! So glad you got to choose between four! Amazing! Congrats!

marcie said...

Woohoooo!! Congratulations:)

syvia said...

hey elle...this is awesome news!!! congrats on your new agent! i know it was a difficult decision for you but i know you made the right one. your instincts are always right on...talk to you later.

KLM said...

Congratulations! Fantastic news!

Best of luck to you!

Kelly Bryson said...

Congrats, Ellen! Great news! I don't think I have that kind of self control;)

Jeff Hirsch said...

Awesome! Barry's agency is so well respected and I've heard nothing but good things about Joe! Well done!

jjdebenedictis said...

*flaily-flaily-flail*

OMG, four agents? You are no eagle, you are the space shuttle!

But I won't congratulate you--no, I will congratulate Mr. Monti for scoring such an awesome writer!

Okay, I lied; I will congratulate you. YAY, ELLEN!!

Mary Witzl said...

YeeeHAW! This is such great news, Ello -- and you SO deserve this.

Now hatch that eagle!

JKB said...

This is so brilliant.

I always knew you had it in you.

It's glad to see that the universe agrees with me.

XOOXOXO

Ello said...

Thank you everyone! You've put a big grin on my face!!!

pacatrue said...

Yes, congratulations to Mr. Monti for being lucky enough to get you.

In other news,

Wooooooooooooot!!!!!!
Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

I don't have Whirl's skills yet and must do it sequentially.

Kim Kasch said...

So happy for you!!!

Congrats!

Hooray!!!!

Peter Dudley said...

Hooray!

Oh, and also... hooray!

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations! Great news!

slhastings said...

Woot! Woot! (dancing broccoli) Yay! (dancing broccoli) (dancing broccoli) (dancing banana)

Matt Heppe said...

Congratulations! What a great event!

Anita said...

Woo! Hoo! Hoo!

Jennifer Ambrose said...

**Congratulations!!!** You deserve it!

Merry Monteleone said...

Congratulations, Ell. Couldn't have happened for a more brilliant writer... or a better person.

John Kauffman said...

Fantastic! Excellent news!

Congratulations and best of luck going forward.

WendyCinNYC said...

Huge congrats!!

Barbara Martin said...

Congratulations. This is truly great news.

Nandini said...

Congratulations again!! I'm SO happy for you!! <3

Christina Farley said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is such fantastic news! I'm so happy for you!

Lauren said...

YEY! That's fabulous!!!!!

Congrats :) :) :)

Sliding on the Edge said...

Congratulations, Ello! Very good news, indeed. Thanks for stopping in at The Write Game. Greatly appreciated.

Joy Wizziwa said...

I am late to the happy comment party...but I am thrilled and giddy for you. I knew it would happen Ellen...I just knew it!!!

Miss you so much...need to get together to celebrate with the Fab Four.

This is so fantastic...but I am not surprised at all. :)

captainstupendous said...

I'm also late to the party, but RAH! Congratulations Ellen, you deserve this!

Kappa no He said...

I am doing the Snoopy dance right alongside you. Congratulations and I love the "two hours that felt like twenty minutes". Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

Tahereh said...

OMGG CONGRATS!!!!! SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

you have an AMAZING story!!

can't wait to see what's in store for you!!

vivian said...

I am soooooooo happy for you! What fantastic news! Congratulations!

Chris Eldin said...

Congratulations!!!!!! So glad to hear all the hard work is paying off!!
:-)

laughingwolf said...

grats el! that's ab fab! :D

JaneyV said...

AMAZING NEWS! CONGRATULATIONS!

Good on ya Ello. I'm thrilled to bits for you!

The Anti-Wife said...

WoooooooooHoooooooo!!!!!!
What excellent news!
Congratulations!!!!!

Barrie said...

This is wonderful, tremendous, exciting news!!!

Sarah Hina said...

Woo-hoo!! That's awesome, Ellen!!

I am so, so happy for you. Congratulations!!

Renee said...

ellen, i am so very happy for you!! :-)

i knew your book was amazing, and the affirmation of four agents coming to the same conclusion is the best kind of validation.

congratulations, unyee!

Aniket said...

Celebration ground rules:
1. No rants on Da'man for a month.
2. Angus gets to have all the cookies and donuts she wants.
3. We get to have updates and not week later updates but breaking news updates from now on.
4. I want a signed copy.

Now that we are in agreement about these rules. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! and some Yayyyyymoorrrrree!!!! Hi-dee-hi-dee-ho!

lcastle said...

I gave you a squeee! on the inkpot loop, Ello, but here's another: SQUEEEEE!!!! :) Happy news! Happy for you!

SAMUEL PARK said...

Congratulations! That is great that you were courted and had your pick of the best. Hope you two much success and a BIG sale!

Ghenet said...

Congrats! I just found your blog and I'm always so inspired by good news like this.

~fellow brooklyn writer :o)

Demon Hunter said...

I'm late but CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-D Very proud of you! ;-)

Julie Musil said...

That is amazing news! I've read his profile, and he seems like a great guy. I wish you the best of luck.

Jon F. Merz said...

Joe's the best, isn't he? I signed with him last year about this time after having been rep'd by two other less-than-stellar agents. I couldn't be happier!

BTW, your book sounds amazing and I can't wait for it to come out. If you ever need a blurb, let me know!

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