Wednesday, September 17, 2008


The very lovely Ello has just signed for representation with Bill Contardi!!!

As a loyal blog reader, and very lucky beta reader, let me tell you, her talent is deserving of every success. I'm looking forward to announcing the amazing book deals that are sure to follow!

Pop on over to Ello's and offer your congratulations.

Yay, Ello!

Yay, Ello!

Shake your booty!

Yay, Ello!


Ello said...

Thanks Merry!!! And I am so lucky to have you as a beta! I can't believe it still! But I know I will be doing a happy dance for you too someday soon!

Precie said...

You can bet I'm dancing!

How's your writing going? I'm woefully behind on our end-of-year pact. But Ello's example may be just the motivation I need! Well, her glowing example and my seething envy. ;)

Merry Monteleone said...

Congratulations, Ello, and I feel just the same about you beta reading for me.

Believe me, you'll be the first to know when there's anything dance worthy on this end... well, ya know, after the agent and people in the tri-state area that can hear me squeeling, but still.

Hey Precie,

Actually, the writing is going amazingly well since we made our pact. I put the wip I was working on aside, though, because brand new sparkly idea jumped up and stole my undivided attention - and this one I'm really really happy with... though it's waaaay darker than anything I've worked on in the children's realm before...

I'll worry about that later. This one's YA and I've got a little more leeway with how deep it gets, I think.

Precie said...

Excellent! I'm all for sparkly new ideas that bring fresh energy! I think YA does open up a lot and even welcome a depth and darkness not really comfortable for younger readers. Very cool.

I wish I could say the same. But I did just scribble down a scene sproutlet this morning. We'll see if anything grows out of it.

Mary Witzl said...

This is so cool, isn't it? Yaaaay, Ello!