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News!

Some people can't keep their mouths shut!

{G}

Actually, that’s not true. I’m simply grumpy because they beat me to it. 

Jeaniene and Melissa have been extremely patient as we all wait for the go-ahead to announce that we all get to be a part of an exciting new adult urban fantasy anthology to be released in May ’09, one that will also include:

Jocelynn Drake (remember me braggin’ on her?)

and

headlined by none other than ... KIM HARRISON! (My lurve for her is great!)

 
Can I also say that I can't wait to:
1) read a pre-Cat, Bones-only story (Look, I called dibs, all right?) and
2) read Melissa Marr's first adult urban fantasy!

{happy sigh} Two fantasies of my own, come true.

Anyway, Melissa touches on this a bit in her post, but I think a resounding ‘Here, here!’ is called for re. HarperCollins as well. We’re all Harper authors, we have all benefited from being in a house that supports and builds their authors, and three of us are authors who share the acquiring editor. This alone would make her a natural for Rachel (Melissa and Jeaniene’s agent) to pitch to, but the fact that her authors believe her to be the best at what she does - and spout that opinion far and wide - doesn’t hurt.

 

So thank you, Melissa, for thinking big, and thinking of me while you did it.

Thanks, J, for egging her on. {G}

Thanks Kim and Joce for saying yes.

Thanks to Harper/Eos for doing the same on their side.

And thanks, Diana Gill. You are the best.

(Edited for font size and typos. Dammit.) 

Comments

( 48 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
AWESOME, AWESOME news!!! YAY!

Kim
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Kim,
I thought _you_ might like that! {g}
Vic
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
How well you know me. I'll just pretend that when y'all planned this you had me in mind *g*
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Honey, you're what one would call an Ideal Reader. {g} You're always in mind!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
*blush* Well, I couldn't be an Ideal Reader without awesome authors such as yourself! Glad to know I'm always on your mind (btw, one of my favorite songs evah.)
cecewriter
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
SWEET!!!!! congats.......
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! We. Are. Thrilled. {g}
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Vicki!
I just read this news on Jeaniene's blog and wanted to tell you here that I am SO INCREDIBLY PSYCHED for this anthology!!! You have no idea... :)

~Christine
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Christine,
Well, if you're half as psyched as I am, then I do indeed have an idea.
The kid in the candy store analogy applies here ...
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Yay, Vic!
Way to go, dude, that's terrific news! Congrats!!!

Julie K in Winnipeg
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: Yay, Vic!
Julie!
Great to see your pixels!
And thank you!

Vic
(Anonymous)
Jan. 16th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: Yay, Vic!
Well, I had to come up for air for this - that's great news and deserves a shout-out. My nw WIP is keeping me busy, though - yay to writing what you like :)

J
melissa_writing
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
(Should I tell you it's all just a scheme to get to read more stories by authors I like? OR should I let you think I was actually "thinking big"? Hmmm.)

*grins*

I am thrilled.
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Now why didn't _I_ think of that!
mythrana
Jan. 15th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
**Squealing with delight!!! Bouncing off walls!!!!**
**BOUNCE!!!! SQUEAL!!! BOUNCE!!!! SQUEAL!!! BOUNCE!!!! SQUEAL!!! **

I can not even begin to express my enthusiastic delight at finding out about this book!!

I do not yet know Melissa Marr or Jocelynn Drake but I look forward to getting to know them. HOWEVER... I do know the writing of you, Kim Harrison and Jeaniene Frost very well. When I read this I was like..."OMG!!!! OMG!!! Three of my mostest favoritest authors in one place!!! The world has to be ending tomorrow because I am in Heaven!!!" And there was much more squealing and bouncing in rapture.

Congratulations on this new book. I am sure it must be thrilling to work with friends and favorite authors. Look forward to seeing the results of your fine work in 2009. *Goes off to bounce and squeal some more in book anticipation bliss*
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
Re: **Squealing with delight!!! Bouncing off walls!!!!**
You should see my grin right now! You and I had exactly the same reaction! {g}
And you're in for a special treat re. Melissa (go check out WICKED LOVELY) and Joce (worth the wait).

Off to *squee* a bit more...
kenf1
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
Vic
Great news but 09 come on you don't tell us something so far away. Be still my heart how can we wait that long.


Ken
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Vic
Ken,
So you'd rather I not tell you?
{arching brow}

kenf1
Jan. 15th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Vic
Vic

LOL> NO NO keep us posted. Congratulations on your new book!! We want to know everything that's going on. It just hard having to wait so long, I can only reread your book so many times.

Ken
ex_kaz_maho
Jan. 15th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!! I don't know how you guys managed to keep this bottled up... It's sooooo exciting! *happy grin*
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Thank yew!

BTW, congrats on such a great NaNoMo. How's it going now?
ex_kaz_maho
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (I think you've been talking to Chandra... *g*)

I finished the book, revised it, had it critiqued, revised again... and am now trying my luck with agents. :)

Now I need to decide what to write next...
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Wow -- you've been busy!
I'll keep my fingers crossed on the agent-hunt, and even cross my toes that you start something else soon. Gotta keep at it, right?

(Yep, Chandra's the culprit. {G})
ex_kaz_maho
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Vicki. :)
sora_blue
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
You never said anywhere "and don't tell Vicki!" :D
ex_kaz_maho
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
LOL! Of course not! :D
frost_light
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
We are going to have SOOOOO much fun with this, Lita!
susanadrian
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoooooooooo!!!

What an amazing collection of writers, all in one place. I can't wait. {BG}

(Gawd, I'm getting all fan-girly here...)
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Don't worry -- I'm rather fan-girly myself. {G}
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Don't worry -- I'm rather fan-girly myself. {G}
sora_blue
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Vic! I'm still grinning over this news! :)

Hmm... are you able to say what you're going to write about? Ooooh, is it an entire anthology of pre-Cat, Bones-only stories?
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I'm writing a Vicki w/Bones story. Don't tell J! {eg}
sora_blue
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Bones Goes to Vegas.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Congrats and Welcome back!
That's awesome news Vicki. Nothing better than to hear than more good stuff to read in between the big stuff, you know? Exciting but then again I think, "Uwww, I'm going to be how old by then?" [smirk]

Mendi in STL
vpettersson
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats and Welcome back!
Settle yourself...you won't be as old as I!
twin_trauma
Jan. 15th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
I am so drooling over this book.

{off to find where I packed away the kids bibs}

Krystn
vpettersson
Jan. 16th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Krystn,
LOL!

I know -- pinch me!

Vic
psynde
Jan. 17th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
boo yah anthology forthcoming..
Howdy Vicki- I am so excited to find your live journal! Kim talked about the forthcoming anthology on her comments page and I CANNOT think of a better group of writers.. It will be awesome..And yeah Melissa's first adult fiction how wonderful is that..Will we maybe get a glimpse of Pisces in your story???hinthint
Synde
vpettersson
Jan. 17th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: boo yah anthology forthcoming..
Synde,

LOL. Are you _still_ on about the Pisces??? {eg}

Hm...right now it's nebulous, but I'll give you a firm "maybe". {G}

Vic
psynde
Jan. 17th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Re: boo yah anthology forthcoming..
what..huh..moi'??? (blinks innocently)
maybe is better than nada! (g)
Synde
reneesweet
Jan. 17th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yowzas!!! Sounds like a NYT bestseller to me. Congrats! Can't wait to get my hands on it. (Damn the waiting!!) Hey, are you going to RT? I know you posted on your website that you'll have a limited travel schedule this year because of this work-life balance nonsense... ;)
vpettersson
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Hi Renee,

Nope, no RT this year. I'll be slaving away on these two projects until June, I'm afraid. I'll miss you, but I'm going to try to make it next year.
Have a drink for me. {G}
reneesweet
Jan. 21st, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
I'll have a grapefruit martini in your honor. (Haver you tried it yet? Have you? Have you??)
vpettersson
Jan. 21st, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
No, but I'd LOVE to!
daydreammuse
Jan. 18th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Goody Goody
Ain't life the most beautiful and wonderful experience, when everything is running as smoothly as you want. I am happy and thrilled for you. I say have a toast or two.
vpettersson
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Goody Goody
Aw, thank you so much!

And cheers!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Sweet!
Yay! what awesome news so many authors! I cant wait!
crossings
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
oops thats was me above againm great news!
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