Friday, October 14, 2011

Quotes and Cookies: Agent Announcement

I have a quote today that's a little dearer to my heart than most quotes. Mostly because I heard it from the quotee just three days ago with my own ears, after working nearly four years to hear it.

"I am offering you representation."

~ Sara Crowe
"Sara, you're the one I really want!"

~Peggy Eddleman

Yeah. When Sara called yesterday to get my answer, I'm pretty sure that's actually what I blurted as soon as I heard her voice. It's just that it's Sara Crowe! She's been my dream agent ever since I heard her speak on panels and I pitched THROUGH THE BOMB'S BREATH to her at a conference last May. I love her! I consider myself a million kinds of crazy fortunate to be able to call her my agent.

I'll spare you my happy dance. And my happy song. I did it for 45 minutes straight last night, and I think it might have scarred my kids for life. Instead, have a happy cookie! It's probably less embarrassing for me, anyway.

http://elenis.com/store/product/smiley/?cat=277

Have a FABULOUS weekend, everyone!

90 comments:

Leigh Ann said...

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!


OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PEGGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!

*whew*

Congratulations, lady! I am grinning so hard for you, and doing the happy dance in my office chair. You RULE SO MUCH !!!!!!!

Francesca Zappia said...

lol I don't think my comment is going to be as verbal as Leigh Ann's, but...

CONGRATS!

Leigh Ann said...

Chess, I'd call my comment more screamy/squealy. But I'm sure Peggy got the idea.

Seriously I have to tell you again how completely and totally THRILLED I am for you!!!!!

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrads and confetti thrown all over the place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am lookin' to hear those exactamundo words. Soon! Until then, may I have a glass of wine and chocolate for you???? :-)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Many, many congratulations!! And many cookies too!

Cristina said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! that is sooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DRC said...

That's fantastic news!!! Well done you! It just goes to show that if you want something that much, it can be achieved...

Congratulations!

WilyBCool said...

Congratulations!!!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

WOOT!! Congratulations!!! :D :D :D :D
So excited for you!

Cherie Reich said...

I just learned about you and your blog from Robyn Campbell. Congrats on finding an agent! That's awesome. :)

Janet said...

Congrats! Peggy I am way excited for you...............................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Yes I could hear you too :)

Loralie Hall said...

Yay, yay, YAY! That's so super epic!!!!!! A million congratulations ^_^

Krista said...

Yea! I am so happy for you! Yea! Congrats and hooray. You deserve a special treat yo celebrate!

prerna pickett said...

congrats!!! So exciting!

E.R. King said...

CONGRATS! Awesome news! I'm so happy for you! : D

Barbara Kloss said...

Oh my goodness, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOW!! So happy for you!

ps i just spotlighted you on my blog for the Pay if Forward Blogfest ;D

Jessie Humphries said...

This is just the beginning of the super exciting news...soon u will have book deals,release dates, best selling lists....its just so exciting! I'm so proud of u pegs.

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats! We're all doing the happy dance with you!

Susan Oloier said...

Congrats!!!! That is pure awesome-ness!

Angela Felsted said...

Sara Crowe, wow! I am super jealous . . . and happy. So so happy for you. :)

Jillian said...

Wow! Yay! Let me add my Congrats Cookies to the pile. :-D

Laura Pauling said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Angela Brown said...

This is absolutely wonderful news! Congratulations.

New follower here. Tara Tyler recommended you as part of the Pay it Forward blogfest.

Now to my cookie, thank you very much.

By the way, I think the best part of this is that you got the agent you really wanted to big kudos to you!!!

Angela Cothran said...

This is so EXCITING!!! Congrats! You should go buy celebration cookies :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congratulations, Peggy!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hopped over from Robyn Campbell's blog and realized I'm already following you! You must have dropped off my radar. That problem is fixed! :-)

Ruth Josse said...

Woohoo!!!! How exciting! Congratulations, Peggy:) :)

Taffy said...

I have butterflies in my stomach for you! I'm so excited. PLEASE post about your journey to published author! I'd love to hear all about it.
CONGRATS!!

Ru said...

Congrats, that's so wonderful!!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Yay, congratulations!!! So happy for you!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Wow! Super congrats!! (p.s. I'm a new follower having hopped over on the blogfest!)

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations! How awesome for you. :)

(And nice to meet you.)

Christine Rains said...

WOW! Congratulations! That's awesome. :)

elizabethreinhardt said...

AHHHH!!! Handfuls of confetti and cookies and rainbows!!! And Sara Crowe!!! How fantastic!!! Seriously, so, so, so happy for you!!!

M Pax said...

Awesome! Congratulations, Peggy! You should do the happy dance for at least a month. Maybe longer. :)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Congratulations! Today's been a wonderful Friday with all the good news I'm hearing via blogs and Twitter.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, Peggy, that's freakin' awesome! I'll do that happy dance for you. I imagine you're exhausted from doing it off screen.

Woot!

*dances the happy dance*

haley said...

That's so exciting, Peggy! Congratulations!

Kristine said...

I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iain said...

Oh Wow! To be honest, I can't say that I'm surprised. I love the book summary on your "what I'm Working On" tab (btw, you need to update that), and your posts are always of such a high quality.
You've earnt this with all the effort you've put in over the past four years.
I'm soooooo pleased for you (and a little bit envious - in a nice way of course). Looks like Erin managed to get another friend hooked up :o)
WELL DONE!!

Suzie F. said...

Oh my goodness! Sara Crowe?!? How awesome! I'm a new follower. In fact you are my 100th - Thanks so much.

And now, we all must DANCE! With COOKIES!!! Looking forward to reading more about your journey.

Maeve Frazier said...

Congratulations! Way to Go!!!

Christina Lee said...

AWWWWW! I am totally sqealing over here for you!!!!

Diane said...

So exciting and congrats!

Just found you through Robyn's blog. :O)

Faith E. Hough said...

Huzzah! :)

Maggie said...

Wow, not just landing an agent, but landing your dream agent! Congratulations. I'm super happy for you.

Melanee said...

This is just so awesome!! I am so excited for you!! Way to go!!

And I am sure your kids aren't scarred for life. I bet they are excited as you are. Very exciting!!

J. A. Bennett said...

Still so excited for you. That's like the best news ever! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! :D

Cindy said...

Congratulations and nice cookies!

Nancy Thompson said...

WOW!!!!!!! Super cool news, Peggy! Congratulations! I am so jealous! But I'm really, really, really happy for you, too!

Kelley said...

Congrats Peggy! That's wonderful!

Donna Hosie said...

Many, many congratulations!

Michelle Fayard said...

Peggy, you put happy tears in my eyes when I read your beautiful news. Not only did you receive The Call but from the agent of your dreams. Many congratulations on the next chapter of what I hope will be a long and wonderful writing career!

Tonja said...

That's wonderful!! No way that scarred your kids. I bet they are so proud of you. Congrats!

tfwalsh said...

Huge congrats... it is amazing to get to work with the agent you want... very lucky:)

K. Marie Criddle said...

I'll add my shouts to the masses: CONGRATS! So when you do sell TTBB with a huge huge advance, you and family are taking a trip...say, to Japan...to celebrate, right? :D

Just kidding. So so so happy for you, Peggy. You are my hero!

Adam Heine said...

That's just the best conversation ever. Congratulations, Peggy!

E.D. said...

Congratulations Peggy! That is fantastic news indeed!!

David Powers King said...

Pure awesomeness, Peggy! You deserve the best, and that's exactly what you got. Now to add Through The Bomb's Breath into my list of books to watch out for. :)

Tara Tyler said...

super terrific awesome!
way to go!
perseverance pays off!

Jolene Perry said...

YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LisaAnn said...

OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOO happy for you! Congratulations!!! :)

Lindi said...

Peggy--Congrats on the dream agent!! How fabulous. I know you are still rocking it today. Keep smiling--just like those cookies!

Cynthia said...

Enjoy cloud nine, I know you'll be up there for a while. I know I would be!:-)

LindaK said...

Wow - that's fabulous. Pitching your novel sounds scary - I haven't reached those dizzy heights yet! I came across from Barbara Kloss' blog and have spent AGES reading your captivating blog! I'm your newest follower! Linda

Carrie Butler said...

Whoa! Who knew I was capable of feeling this happy for another human being? CONGRATULATIONS, PEGASUS! :D

Hannah Hounshell said...

Congrats :D

Wine and Words said...

Congratulations! I will eat three...no maybe four cookies in your honor (well...okay, there will be many more than four, but who's counting?)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

LisaAnn said...

Just gave you a shout-out/award on my blog. I know how crazy your life is right now, so don't feel like you need to pay it forward, but you definitely deserved it! :)

Lan said...

Massive congrats Peggy! You're blog is amazing so it was only a matter of time. So happy for you :)

Amie Kaufman said...

Congratulations! Make sure you bask in the glow and really enjoy this! What a fantastic agent you've picked--you should be over the moon!

Talli Roland said...

YAAAY! Massive, massive congrats! Hope you've been out celebrating this weekend!

Briane P said...

So another person proves that talent beats luck every time. I'm not sure why I keep betting on luck. Congratulations!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Congratulations!

Ciara said...

Congratulations on landing your dream agent. That is fantastic!!! Woot!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! SOOO exciting. Congrats :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats! Passing through on the Pay it Forward blogfest. Barbara Kloss suggested your blog as one to check out.

Love the look!

Nas Dean said...

Woohoo!!!! How exciting! Congratulations, Peggy!

Bea Sempere said...

Congratulations! Great to hear you got representation from someone you truly like.

Riya said...

CONGRATS! Awesome news!

The East Coaster said...

ROCK ON!!!!!! Congrats girl!

Ryan Stuart Lowe said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on getting an agent! Best of luck in the future, too. :-) :-D :-)

Abby said...

*Squeals with delight!* I am so bummed I missed this on Friday. CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting!

Cortney said...

Congrats on landing an agent! How exciting! Keep us posted!! :D

BECKY said...

Oh, Peggy!!!!!! Oh, Peggy!!!!!
I'm happy dancin' for ya...right here in my chair! :)
What wonderful news! I can't imagine ever hearing those words....Congratulations..really!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations!!!!! I just popped over from Robyn Campbell's blog. What great news!

Kyle said...

Congrats mom :)

Elana Johnson said...

OH MY HECK, PEGGY!!

Sara Crowe! She's amazing--and so are you! Can't wait to read about your big sale!!! Congrats!

Christine Fonseca said...

Late to the party - but YAY!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

Nikki Trionfo said...

Hey, I was way impressed with Sara Crowe as well. I went to same conference. I'm so excited for you in getting picked up by Random House, too! That's really an awesome accomplishment! And, as an aside, 80 comments on one website post? Nice work. My husband works with your husband--someday we'll meet hopefully!