Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Success Story


Chelsea Pitcher reports . . .

My novel "The S-Word" sold to Gallery Books thanks to the help of you and minions!!!! I can't even articulate how thankful I am for all the the help I've received from your site, but suffice it to say, I will never forget it!!! "The S-Word" was featured on your site as Face-Lift 855 and New Beginning 824. It comes out in 2013.

Thank you again!!!!

18 comments:

Rashad Pharaon said...

Chelsea, that's wonderful news. Wishing you much success in the future,

Rashad.

Wilkins MacQueen said...

Congratulations, enjoying your success over coffee.

arhooley said...

This is fantastic! I went back and looked at my comments on the Face-lift and I feel like a nay-saying curmudgeon.

150 said...

Ooh, congratulations!

Dave Fragments said...

Congratulations.
And many more books.

BuffySquirrel said...

You sold The S-Word to S&S? Well done, lol!

Jo-Ann said...

I remember that! Loved it. Well deserved. You rock!

Whirlochre said...

Congratulations on a successful deal.

AlaskaRavenclaw said...

Gallery Books = Simon & Schuster. That's wonderful, Chelsea! Congrats. Here's hoping for awesome reviews and mondo sales.

sarahhawthorne said...

Way to go!

Chelsea Pitcher said...

Thank you all SO MUCH!!!! I'm so thankful to everyone here for your help and support!!!

Buffy, I love the "S" theme! It's given me quite the dopey smile on several occasions.

Arhooley, not at all! It's great comments like yours that allowed me to whip the query into better shape!

Thank you again to everyone :)

Chicory said...

Congratulations! :)

Phoenix Sullivan said...

The first of many sales, I have no doubt! Chelsea, you're one of those folk who just exude talent from the first sentence. I could always pick out your voice in the sea of new beginnings and queries. It was just a matter of time, the right book, the right agent and the right publisher. I'm so, so happy it all came together for you!

Hugs and cheers!

Anonymous said...

Great news!
I would love to read the finished query Chelsea. Is there a place I can go where you've posted it?


Bibi

Phoenix Sullivan said...

Hi Bibi: Chelsea was kind enough to provide that version for my blog when she snagged her agent last summer.

It's here.

Phoenix Sullivan said...

Hi Bibi:

Chelsea was kind enough to provide that query to my blog last summer when she snagged her agent.

It's here.

Chelsea Pitcher said...

Awwww, Phoenix! *blush* Thank you for your kind words, and for posting the query link!!!!

For those who are interested in these kinds of details, I almost always submitted to agents who wanted sample pages. I figured it increased the chances of getting a request--an agent who didn't love the query might take a peek at the pages anyway, and might end up liking them. You never know!

Thanks for all the support!

batgirl said...

Hurrah Chelsea, that's terrific news! Go you!