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Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm published!!!!!!


It's true!!! For the first time I have been published in a Gooseberry Patch book! This is HUGE to me! I blogged about it back in February when I first got the letter informing me that they wished to publish a short essay I submitted about my love for autumn in New England!

Today I received my advance copy of the book !


It should be available for purchase around August 1...earlier than I thought!!! 

OK, I admit it...I was jumping up and down when my husband handed me the mail and I realized what the envelope from GBP probably contained because I hadn't placed an order! And it took me about 30 seconds to shove the book in Kevin's face so he could read it!!! And within minutes I had posted it on GLU and Facebook!

Yeah. I geeked out just a bit.

I couldn't help it. That is MY name there!!!


I will be announcing my book tour soon......

;-)

22 comments:

Amy said...

YAY!! Awesome!! Can't wait to get the newest book. Your essay will make it even more exciting!

Denise said...

Congrats on being published :) I love Autumn too, especially when summer really hits here in TX! I'm from England but the weather there leaves a lot to be desired! I like the rest of the year here just not the summer now.... I'm longing for Fall even before July 4th.

Beth P. said...

Congrats, that is a huge deal! I'm excited for you!

Carol said...

YAY! Congrats...and its an Autumn book too! Bonus!!!

Janie B said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!

tinahead81 said...

so cool! congratulations!!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations!!!!! WHOOOOHOOO. I am so happy for you girlfriend. You may have a whole new career going on. I must buy that issue when it becomes available.
Way to go!
Hugs, Kathleen

Jennee said...

Yeah that is so exciting! Someday I'm going to be published and everyone will be so tired of hearing about it...including me! Congrats

Aunt of 14 said...

YAY, congratulations!!! Very exciting!! :)

Leann said...

Wooo Hoo - I think I heard a scream from here!!! Congrats Sista'!

I'll have to buy a copy - I love GBP.

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Renae said...

Yay!!! So happy for ya!! So perfect too, since fall is your favorite! :)
I'll be picking up a copy of this one for sure as soon as they are available!

Christa said...

That is soooo cool!! Can't wait to get my copy and get an autograph in it from you! LOL:)

thatdesigngal said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! A huge congratulations to you!!! That is so awesome!

Missed you too chica, hope you are doing well!!

~Mary

Melissa Miller said...

WOWEEEE!!!! Kristen Congrats to you sweet friend! I am truly THRILLED for you. That is just fantastic! I will be sure and pick up a copy.

Hve a wonderful evening.
~Melissa :)

Pumpkin Tart said...

Thank you for your comment, and congrats to you too!
I read your piece and it's so perfect! I adore fall too and begin planning/wishing/hoping for it around July every year!
I guess our families and friends know what they're getting for Christmas this year!

Dan said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for becoming a follower. I am now one of your followers too!

Congratulations on being published in the Gooseberry Patch! What an honor!

I hope you have a great week!

~Dan~

Ms Bibi said...

That is so cool, congrats.

You had every right to geek out a bit,lol.

carma said...

ohhhhh....I remember when you mentioned this...Thrilled to see it -- your name in print - Doesn't get much cooler than that - and about your favorite topic. I'm so happy for you :D :D

Give me a heads up when you embark on the Southeastern leg of the book tour!

Alicia said...

wow, that's so cool!! congrats!!

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen you all have a wonderful
4th of July! Enjoy!

Thank you very much for your kind words on my latest post. It meant so much to me. *Smiles*

Cheryl said...

Congrats, Kristen! That's AWESOME! So happy for you. :)

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats on the publication. You have so many fun things going on in your blog space, it is nice to get a little taste of life in New England.