What a Week!

I had a brand-spanking new Creative Spaces interview to post last weekend, but then we had an unfortunate turn of events with our beloved dog Jack. We had to say goodbye to our old friend, and all things blog related were shelved in the back of my mind. Jack lived a good 11.5 years. He was a rescue puppy and a sweetheart of a dog. He had this bellowing howl that he gave to friends and strangers alike. He went on nightly skateboarding runs with my husband and loved to trot around our court visiting neighbors (howling his greetings, of course).

After our sad Sunday night, I woke up Monday morning to an extremely exciting email: Ammi-Joan Paquette wanted to be my agent! Joan and I have been corresponding for two years. She actually found me through this blog and emailed me because she liked the premise of my middle grade novel. I’ll write a more detailed post in the future about signing with Joan, but for now I am doing happy dances.

And as if those two things weren’t enough for one week, we also bought a new house. So it’s been a busy and surreal week, to say the least. An emotional roller coaster for sure.

4 Responses to “What a Week!”

  1. Andrea Mack

    So sorry about your dog, he sounds like quite a character. But congrats on your agent news! Looking forward to reading more about it.

  2. Joanne Roberts

    I'm so sorry about your baby. I'm always thankful when God sends a huge blessing our way to help us cope with our hurts. You've scored a highly qualified agent, and she has gained a great author. Congratulations.

  3. Kris

    What a bittersweet post! My wife and I were just talking about how our lives would change when we lose our pups.

    Amazing news about the agent though! Ammi-Joan is fantastic – she was one of the only agents I initially sent my (Extremely rough) novel to. Congrats!

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