Hey, everybody! I’ve got some tasty news to share, but it’s not food-related. We have a couple of special deliveries coming to our house in the next year or so–a new baby, and a new book!
My husband and I are thrilled to be expecting our second child, due in May*. Our 4-year-old is excited, too! And of course I’ll continue to be a WMAG; we couldn’t really afford that second child without the second income!
And then, later that year or the next, my first novel will be published by HarperCollins! Those of you who know me know how hard and long I have worked at this, and now the dream is finally coming true. Here’s the announcement that appeared yesterday in Publisher’s Marketplace:
Sara Bennett-Wealer’s debut RIVAL, in which two high school seniors compete for a prestigious singing scholarship, set against a backdrop of the events that turned them from best friends to rivals, has sold to Erica Sussman at Harper Teen, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (world).
I’ll post more later about my journey toward publication, for any other aspiring authors out there. But for now, I’m just enjoying what is turning out to be quite a creative year!
*Some of you may have seen the first post I made announcing the pregnancy – in it, I was looking for help selecting a maternity cocktail dress for my husband’s work Christmas party. I took that post down because his company has decided against a lavish party this year, in light of the current economy, which I totally respect. No reason to spend buckets of money on a party when people across the nation are worried about putting food on the table!