Yippee-Ai-Yay! My Book Sold!

Happy Day!

I’m so excited to be able to share this.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons (an imprint of Penguin) will be publishing my book, GOLDEN BOYS in Winter 2015.  Here it is!

April 22, 2013
Children’s:
Young Adult
Stacey Lee’s debut GOLDEN BOYS, pitched as a young adult western Thelma & Louise, in which a Chinese girl and a house slave disguise themselves as cowboys to run from the law, seek revenge for a murder, and find freedom in the California Gold Rush frontier, to Jennifer Besser at Putnam Children’s, in a nice deal, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Translation: jenny@meyerlit.com

 

I kind of want to hug the whole world right now, and not just because it’s Earth Day!

 

Want a hug?

Want a hug?

Just the facts, ma’am.

Started subbing: June, 2012.

Rejections: more than the number of fingers and toes I own (and ears and eyes).  (And nose.)

Revisions: 1, major

What I was doing when Agent Kristin called with the good news: getting my hearing tested.  Which is why I didn’t hear her call.  (Hearing’s fine, btw).  After the ear doctor appointment, I bought myself a vegan chocolate cherry cookie then went home.  I discovered the cookie was burnt on the bottom.  I resigned myself to another burnt cookie kind of day.

Then I listened to my messages, and voila!  Cookies, what cookies?

I’m so thankful for my tenacious agent, Kristin Nelson, and all the wonderful people who supported me along the way!

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23 Responses to Yippee-Ai-Yay! My Book Sold!

  1. Dahlia Adler says:

    ZOMG THIS BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING!!! ALL THE CONGRATS IN THE WORLD!!!!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!

  2. Yay!!! HUGS!!!! MORE HUGS!!!! So, so, so happy for you! Remy says “hi” and congratulations too 🙂

  3. SQUEE! I am so happy for you. I can’t wait to read it. It will be gorgeous I’m sure.

  4. Kate Michael says:

    SQUEEEEEEEEE!! I’m so excited for you!! 😀

  5. Jodi Meadows says:

    HURRAH!!! I’m so proud of you! You’ve been working so hard!

  6. Valerie Cole says:

    YAY! Stacey!!! So excited for you!

  7. Beth Hull says:

    Congratulations, Stacey! Hooray!

  8. YAAAAYYY STACEY!!!!! It sounds incredible! I can’t wait to read it! All the hugs and congrats. <3

  9. Mónica B.W. says:

    HONEEEEYYYYYYY!!!!!! YAYYYYY!!! I’m sooooo happy that you finally could announce and that we can squeeee publicly now!! *runs off to squee on twitter* (LOL–I remember that burnt cookie! Haha!!)

  10. I wish it was out right now! *grabby hands*

    Congratulations. Your success is inspirational.

  11. Heather says:

    Yea! Very excited for you.

  12. Wonderful news. You’ve all been tenacious. May your cookies never be burnt again.

  13. Lori M. Lee says:

    Congraaaats, YAAAY!!! <3

  14. Sarah Brand says:

    Congratulations! Your book sounds so fabulous. 😀

  15. HURRAY!! I am so thrilled for you!

  16. Sean says:

    Awesome news, Stacey! CONGRATULATIONS! Looking forward to reading it!

  17. So excited for you!!!! AND…can’t wait to read it! Woo-hoo!!!

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  19. Kaye says:

    Oh, gosh, this sounds like my kind of book! Glad that we finally get to read it! Congrats! <3

  20. Congrats! That’s so exciting!!

  21. Congratulations! 🙂 Glad to hear the great news (and that your hearing is perfect!). YAY!

  22. stacey says:

    Thank you everyone! 😀

  23. Chelsea Bobulski says:

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

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