Monday, January 26, 2009

Coffee On Me!

Wyrdsmiths has a tradition that when anyone sells a short story or makes a book deal they have to buy coffee for everyone at the next meeting. It's supposed to help assuage the feelings of jealousy that often accompany the business-side of the life of a professional writer.

So the coffee is on me next time.

As of Friday, my agent sold three-books in a new series! It's a YA (young adult) about a fifteen-year old girl living in Saint Paul who has a vampire prince for a dad and a mom who's a real Witch. The proposals have a lot of the light, humorous tone of a usual Tate Hallaway novel, so I hope they'll be fun and quick to write... especially since the deadline for the first one is October '09.

Yep, that makes THREE deadlines for Tate/Lyda in 2009. I've got HONEYMOON OF THE DEAD due May 1; RESURRECTION CODE due June 1; and now TO DIE FOR (ALMOST!)due October 15.

I'd complain, but we should all have such problems!

10 comments:

Kelly McCullough said...

Congratulations!

Jon said...

Way to go!

Lori said...

My day is getting stranger! I'm really happy for your great news (I LOVE your Garnet Lacey series) yet somehow I overlooked the fact that you're a Twin Citian! I'm a sometimes essayist/journalist trapped in medical management, struggling to get a book out of me, some potential national awards pending through DWAA, but I'm stone cold... and so planning to take a course on Writers Resistance at The Loft... which led me to the Death Pixies, which led me to Wyrdsmiths... I feel like the universe is not so subtly sending me a message!
LOVE to meet you sometime!

DKoren said...

That's great news! Congratulations!

Kelly Swails said...

Woot! Raise the roof!

Shawn E said...

yeah you!

Anonymous said...

Excellent!

-CJD

Jonna said...

Fabulous!

tate hallaway said...

Hey, Lori! I teach at the Loft under my given name Lyda Morehouse(as does Kelly sometimes), so look for us in the catalogue.

And to the rest, thanks for the warm wishes.

Sean M. Murphy said...

Con-gargle-u-tate-ions!