Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I've Done It!

I am smiling as write this post. I have something to share. A lifelong dream has become a reality. Here's the Publisher's Marketplace announcement:


Bethany Pinnell's THE HUNTED, in which a seventeen-year-old shapeshifter is being hunted by
supernatural creatures, and her only hope for survival is found in Navajo legend, to Emily Easton
at Walker, for publication in 2011, by Marlene Stringer at the Stringer Literary Agency (World).

After years of work, years of writing, years of rejection, and most importantly
YEARS OF NOT GIVING UP, I've done it.

Thanks to everyone who's been there along the way!

--Bethany

p.s. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments section. I'll do my best to answer.

117 comments:

Elana Johnson said...

AHHHHHHH!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


I simply cannot wait to hold this book and then have you sign it.

*can die happy*

Suzette Saxton said...

Will be HAPPY DANCING all day! Way to go, Bethany!!!

Amy Jo Lavin said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

DL Hammons said...

CONGRATS Bethany!!!! I'm so happy for you. :)

JEM said...

Congrats!

Amalia T. said...

Congratulations!!! That's GREAT news!!!

Kristi Helvig said...

Yay, Bethany! You so deserve this and I can't wait to read your book - it looks awesome!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, my! That is fantastic news. Congratulations for the deal and for sticking it out to get there. I'm really looking forward to reading The Hunted.

Candyland said...

CONGRATS my beautiful friend. Much love and maaaaddd respect for showing ME to not.give.up.
xoxo

Angela said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you, and can't wait to hold my very own copy of your book in my hands (and read it!).

Stephanie said...

WOW!!!!! Congrats!!!! This is so exciting!!!!!!! I wish you could bottle that feeling and sell it!!!

Dani. said...

CONGRATS:D

Yamile said...

This is so wonderful! Congrats!

The Blogger Girlz said...

Congrats Bethany!!!! I love when hard work finally pays off, can't wait to read your book!!!! :D <3

~Ella

Ello said...

Congratulations! Exactly the sort of book I'd be thrilled to buy!!

Abby Annis said...

Congrats, Bethany! Your book sounds awesome! So happy for you! :)

Liza said...

I smiled as I read your post. Congratulations.

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations!!! Most excellent news!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Congrats! This is awesome and I can't wait to read it!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Ooh I have a question - what kind of shapeshifter is she?

I really like the Navajo touch. We need more books with Native American mythology.

Jamie D. said...

Woot! Congratulations! :-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hip hip hooray!! Hip hip hooray!! Hip hip hooray!!

Three cheers for you from me! I could not be happier for you! :-)

Christina Lee said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

WAY TO GO!!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Elizabeth, She's no ordinary shapeshifter. She has no limits.

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

So so so excited for you!!!

Congratulations!!

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J. L. Jackson said...

Congrats!! This is an amazing accomplishment to be proud of!

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Congrats Bethany!!! Many more to come!

Dottie :)

Sharla said...

whoop whoop!!!! Doing happy dances for you in my head! (I'm at work so they have to stay in my head or people point and whisper)

Great job girl!!

Kimberly Derting said...

WHOOHOOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Cherry said...

More power to you Beth!!!!

Emily Cross said...

Congratulations!!!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

YAY! I'm so incredibly happy for you, Bethany! Yippee!!

Amy

Amy Tate said...

Oh my goodness that must feel fantastic!!!!!!!!!! A huge congratulations and I'm sending you hugs through cyberspace!!!!

Indigo said...

Wicked awesome news! (Hugs)Indigo

Stephanie Thornton said...

WOW! Totally awesome! I sure hope you're going to celebrate tonight!

Lisa Amowitz said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you hear me yelling all the way from New York????

YAY WIGGY!!!!!!!!!

Valerie Geary said...

Whoo hooo!! *Fist Pump* Congrats!!!

Cheyanne Young said...

WOOHOO!! I'm so excited for you! Congrats, I'm glad the hard work has paid off!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

WOW! So awesome! And even sweeter that you've worked so hard and so long and didn't give up! Great story and so happy to watch you climb.
Isn't it amazing so many good news stories to read in our blogging community lately!
You should come join us at elevensies! A great journey deserves some company!

Jackee said...

Oh, Bethany! I'm so happy for you!!!! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

And it came before your book written together sold!

How wonderful!! I'll be smiling all day for you...

Sandy Shin said...

That's really, really wonderful. Congratulations!

Molly Hall said...

HOORAY!!! All my best happiest joyful congratulations to you! Woo hoo! Fabulous news. Hope you get to celebrate!
: )

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Spectacular news!!! Enjoy the moment. You deserve it!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Congratulations. And go have huge celebrations. :)

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

*Tosses Confetti*

*Happy dances*

That is the BEST. NEWS. EVER!

Congratulations. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see your hard work pay off. Can't wait to buy your book someday!!!!!!!!

:)

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Natalie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is fantastic! I totally want read details, so I hope you can share some in the next few weeks.

Susan R. Mills said...

Huge congrats to you! That is great news.

Weronika Janczuk said...

AWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOME. Congratulations! You're so deserving!

Stephanie McGee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's totally awesome.

Palindrome said...

OMGOMGOMG!! That's so AWESOME!! Congratulations!! I'm putting it on my list right now!!

Matthew Rush said...

I'm confused. I thought you were published Bethany? Unless we're talking two different Bethanys. Hmm no matter, anyone who gets published deserves a huge CONGRATULATIONS!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Your comments are all the celebration I need. SRSLY!!! And Matthew, you must have me confused with someone else.

Tabitha said...

YAY!! That's so awesome!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Ian said...

Yay!, congrats!

Angie said...

This is the best news! So happy for you, Bethany. (I feel so special that I got to read it a long time ago. I'm sure it's changed a lot since then.)

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

ECSTATIC for you, Bethany!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TIMES A THOUSAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Connie said...

Congratulations!!!

Tabitha Bird said...

WOOOOOO HOOOOO! Congrats. :) Well done. Hard work pays off. It is nice to see someone sitting at the top of their dreams :)

Mim said...

Congrats!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! That is such awesome news. I'm so happy for you.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Outstanding news, Bethany. :) Congratulations!!!!

Jessica Nelson said...

Yay!!!! That's so awesome. :-) congrats!

Wicked-Sassy said...

GIDDY, GIDDY, GIDDY, GIDDY, GIDDY!

I have MANY questions for you!

Congrats!!!!!!!!!

Ruth Donnelly said...

Hooray for you, Bethany! It sounds like a great story!

Michelle H. said...

WHOO-HOOO!

Major congratulations! I do have a question. Which moment in your life do you think will make you feel even more giddier? Holding the ARC in your hand, or when you walk into your local bookstore and see your novel sitting on the shelf?

MissV said...

Congratulations, Bethany! Who knew a single sentence could be so powerful?

Livia said...

Congratulations!!!

Shelby said...

woohoo!!!!!!!!! great news: )

beth said...

HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Michelle, that is a GOOD question. Hmm... holding my ARC or seeing my book in the bookstore... I'll go with holding the ARC, but that is a close one!!!

Lydia Kang said...

Congratulations a million times over. Hooray!

Myrna Foster said...

Congratulations!

Jemi Fraser said...

I got a chill up my spine when I read that!! I'm so happy for you - what an absolute thrill! Print that out and stick it on your bathroom mirror - last thing & first thing you'll see each day! :)

Deb Salisbury said...

Hurray!! Congrats, Bethany!!!

Renae said...

Congrats! Sounds like a fantastic book!

Little Ms J said...

Congratulations!!!!! I can't wait to read it!

Jen said...

HAPPY DANCING ALL THE WAY SISTER!!! CONGRATULATIONS I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT! I'M SO HAPPY IT SOUNDS LIKE ONE AMAZING BOOK!

Slamdunk said...

Wow, congrats on your news. It is inspiring to see someone who has worked so hard to achieve a goal.

Nicely done.

Christy said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! I do not know you (yet) but I do know how much work it is. You are an inspiration. Congrats!

G said...

Congratulations!

This will probably make go out and actually buy the book when its available.

Another genre for me to carefully explore, and what better way to start than with this particular book.

Mary Lindsey said...

Congrats again, Bethany. So well-deserved.

Jewel/Pink Ink said...

Awesome Bethany, congrats!!

Feywriter said...

OMG! That is such awesome news! Many congratulations and wishing your book the best of success.

JoLynne Lyon said...

I'll watch fro it. Can I have your autograph sometime?

Lady Glamis said...

Congrats! It was nice to meet you at the conference...I think Suzette pointed me out to you, but I hope to meet you again sometime! Your work has paid off, and I wish you luck on future projects and sales! The book sounds fun. :)

Shari said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Falen said...

Woo Hoo!
Can't wait to read it!

loislane said...

Amen to all the congrats. It sounds right up my alley.

Theresa Milstein said...

Hooray, Bethany! Congratulations. Great title.

Krispy said...

CONGRATS!!! Yay good news! :D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Woo hoo! I'm unplugged so I didn't see the news until now. A huge CONGRATS to you Bethany. :D

Zoe C. Courtman said...

CON-FREAKIN-GRATULATIONS!! SO awesome!!

Crimey said...

That's so sweet! Congratulations! :)

Kelly H-Y said...

WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!! That is so awesome! Congratulations on this well-deserved accomplishment!!!! Way to go!

Gina Leigh Maxwell said...

Wow!!! That's spectacular! I'm so so so so so happy for you!!

You mentioned "many years." How many exactly is "many"?

Bethany Wiggins said...

Gina, I started writing my first novel seven years ago. The fifth book I wrote, The Hunted, was the one that was good enough to land an agent... and get a publishing deal. I started that book the summer of 2007. Almost three years ago. Since then I have written three more books and am working of my ninth.

Mary Campbell said...

Very awesome Bethany - I'm very impressed that you never gave up.

Don said...

This really is great news! Congratulations!

Jamie Burch said...

Wahoo!!!!! That is fantastic news. I am SO happy for you!!!!

I can't wait to buy this book...:) Is it going to be a series????

Medeia Sharif said...

Congratulations!!!

Valerie Ipson said...

I suspect you were doing more than smiling as you wrote this post!!!! Screaming, crying, laughing...?

Congrats! That's pure AWESOME!

Jenn Johansson said...

SQUEE! Oh my heck! I'm totally jumping up and down for you right now! Yay! Congrats, lady! You SO deserve it!

So, when are you coming back this direction so we can celebrate?? :D

Nichole Giles said...

Squeeeeeee! Fantastic, news Bethany! I'm so excited to read it.

Ah, I know a famous author! So happy for you. Congrats.

Jennifer Walkup said...

Congrats!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

bethany!!!!! yay!!!!!!

Kate Hart said...

Oh wow-- saw the announcement in PM and thought it sounded awesome, but didn't put 2 & 2 together that it was you! Congrats!

Kimberly Job said...

Wow! Congratulations. That is amazingly awesome!!

Can't wait to read it.

Aik said...

Congratulations, Bethany! :D

Becca Rogers said...

That is so awesome! CONGRATS!! :)

Margo Berendsen said...

Very, very, very cool.

You give the rest of us hope!

Sarah said...

HUGE congrats, Bethany!!! I cannot wait to read this The Hunted! :)

kathrynjankowski said...

Wonderful news, Bethany! Sounds like a great book.

Lisa R said...

Oh my gosh! I'll bet you are smiling ear to ear. Congratulations.

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Blee Bonn said...

Wahoo! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! The story sounds awesome.

CMOM Productions said...

A very well deserved CONGRATS!