I love it when pets get excited. ;-)
TODAY I AM ONLY GOING TO MENTION THREE THINGS. THREE VERY IMPORTANT THINGS.
Sorry, caps lock got stuck. Heeeeeeeeeere we go!
1. Did you see the showdown between the alpha and the beta male heroes? If you didn't, catch up with their individual scenes here and here.
Now, those were kind of extreme examples. And there are so many other things I could discuss when it comes to the men in books/movies/etc. No two men are alike. There are no cookie-cutters out there. Basic characteristic remain the same, but situations and personal experiences mold and shape people. No two alphas are the same. Same with the betas. And there are even men who are the perfect mixture of both (I like to call them "gammas"). At any rate, my showdown was meant to give a SMALL glimpse into each men. But as any other human, they are far more complicated that a 500 word blog post can even begin to describe.
NOW onto the SUPER news.
2. Have all of you met my BFF? Long distance BFF anyway. She's also my crit partner. And my saving grace. And my little piece of sanity in a world of madness. And--
Okay, I'll stop.
Point is, she's the best. I like to call her The Great and Powerful Beta of Oz. Yeah, she's that great.
Her name is Sarah Fine.
Or S.E. Fine as you will SOON be seeing on the cover of her books.
That's right, last year she wowed us with her staggering story of snagging an agent (five offers!) and now I am HAPPY to announce that one of her debut books will be coming out in 2013. Here is the verbage straight from Publishers Weekly:
Stacey Barney of Putnam Books for Young Readers acquired world English rights to Scanand a sequel, Burn, by Walter Jury and S.E. Fine. Jury is a manager/producer for film and television, and Fine is a child psychologist; this is their first collaboration, and it’s a high-action YA thriller about a 16-year-old boy who has been prepared his whole life for "something important," only to discover it means he's one of the last humans left on earth. The first title is due out in 2013. Joanna Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation did the six-figure deal.
One important thing was left out of this little post here, though. Sarah is repped by Kathleen Ortiz at Nancy Coffey Literary.
3. AND, let's not forget my own news. I've made some changes to my blog over the past few weeks to see if anyone noticed.
FIRST, I changed the top banner from "writer" to "author".
And then I put in my debut novel information in the sidebar ... right over there ------------>
But now I shall say in a blog post.
JD (that's me!) will have her debut book published by Omnific Publishing in late 2012!
Wow. It's a good day to announce good news. :-) And for me, it's even better for Sarah and I to announce our upcoming books at the same time. It's weird how this stuff works out.
Have a great weekend all!