Monday, November 21, 2011

Yes. This is *THAT* Announcement.

 From Publisher's Marketplace:

Children's/ Middle Grade: Peggy Eddleman's debut THROUGH THE BOMB'S BREATH, about twelve-year-old Hope, the worst inventor in a town of great inventors struggling to recover from the green bombs of WWIII that wiped out nearly all the earth’s population; but when the town is invaded by bandits, they find that inventing won't save them, but Hope's daring and recklessness that usually gets her into trouble just might, to Shana Corey at Random House Children's, in a pre-empt, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger, Inc (World English).

Oh my gosh, you guys. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. RANDOM HOUSE! (Did I die of happiness when I heard who offered? Why yes, actually, I did. Am I still? Um, yeah. Little bit.) And I'm not kidding when I say that Sara found the one editor in all the world who was most perfectly matched to ME and most perfectly matched to THROUGH THE BOMB'S BREATH. I couldn't be more thrilled. I am so incredibly grateful to Sara, and to Shana, and to Random House-- so full of gratitude, I'm ready to burst! (And seriously-- could this huge amount of gratitude come at a more appropriate week? I think not.)

Thanks for hanging out with me on this journey, guys. And thanks for being here with me to celebrate! You all rock my world.



P.S. I'm going to do a question and answer day after Thanksgiving. Like next Monday. So if you have any questions you'd like me to answer-- about the book deal, or meerkats, or querying, or why having every light on in the house is a good thing-- just email me at peggyeddleman [at] gmail [dot] com.

101 comments:

Ruth Josse said...

Woohoo!! Congrats, congrats, congrats! So happy for you, Peggy!!!

Cristina said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
best news ever!
wow, so excited for you!!

Francesca Zappia said...

Congrats! That's awesome news!

Kelley said...

Peggy!!! Yay!!!! SO excited for you! I can't wait till its on the shelves and I can read it!

J. A. Bennett said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Congrats!!! So so so happy for you! Seriously screaming my guts out right now. So exciting!

Cherie Reich said...

Yay!! Congratulations!! That's such great news. :)

Barbara Kloss said...

Um, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! *BIG HUGE SQUEEZES*

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jill Campbell said...

That is awesome. I'm so happy for you--I'm doing the happy dance!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Congratulations! That is amazing. I can't wait to read it!

Faith E. Hough said...

AHHHH! Congratulations! It's been so exciting seeing the steps along your journey!I can't WAIT to read your book and I'm so happy it's coming soon!

Steven Whibley said...

So AWESOME!! congratulations!

Talli Roland said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Peggy, that's amazing! Many many congrats. The book sounds FANTASTIC!

BECKY said...

Wow, Peggy! I've never known anyone whose work has been published by a big name publisher!! I am so excited for you, and proud of you!! Best of luck with the sales, too. Will you be coming my way for a book signing?? :)

Angela Cothran said...

Congratulations!!! This is BEYOND exciting!

DRC said...

This is fantastic news!!! Well done you! I just hope, now you've found success, you won't neglect those poor delicious cookies... ;)

Cassie Mae said...

Happy Dance Time!!!!!!!

I'll get up and dance with you! This is amazing news!

Shelby said...

Peggy Rocks! Uh huh! It's her birthday! Not really! Might as well be! Two book deal! She's awesome! Always knew that! Now we all do! Uh huh uh!

**sung to the tune of "it's your birthday--let's party"** Which is really more of a chant than a tune......

I like chanting for book deals! :)

tammy said...

......gosh dang that Shelby! Always pretending to be me.......

Abby Fowers said...

OMG! *squeals with delight!* CONGRATULATIONS! You are a ROCK STAR woman!

Kristine said...

I'm so happy for you! I still have tears in my eyes!

Joshua said...

Wait...post-apocalyptic? I'm sold. 'grats!!!

Taffy said...

Holy Guacamole, Peggy! So. Awesome.
You. Are.

E.R. King said...

CONGRATS! That is amazing!
I have lots of questions about meerkats, so I'll be back. In the meantime: *GRIN*

Angie Paxton said...

Congratulations! That's so amazing!The Q&A session is a great idea. I'll definitely be popping over to check that out.

prerna pickett said...

Ahhh! So excited for you!

Mara Rae said...

OMG that's amazing!!!! So happy for you!

i'm erin. said...

Hooray Peggy! I cant be more happy for you. You deserve this.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congratulations!!! :D :D :D I am SO excited for you! :D

Mel Fowler said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! I'm very happy and excited for you!

Kelley Vitollo said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

HUGE congrats to you. Fantastic news!

Jessie Humphries said...

I'm so happy for you...and proud of you! I got a good hold on those tailcoats:)

Leigh Ann said...

*Guh*

*Jaw Drops*

*Grins like an idiot*

*hugs the monitor*

*claps*

*runs around*

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Could not possibly be happier for you.

<3

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations Peggy! That is so wonderful!!! Totally grinning for you. :D

Laura Pauling said...

So awesome!

And yes, what a great week for that news to come!

Congrats!

Sarah Pearson said...

Yay! This is fantastic news, congratulations :-)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Super congrats!! Such happy news!! :)

Kalynn Smedley said...

Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting and so wonderful!!! Great job Peggy!

WilyBCool said...

Absolutely awesome!!! Congratulations!

;D

Tara said...

Hoorah, Peggy! That's so wonderful!!

Ryan Stuart Lowe said...

Wow! Congratulations!

And the especially cool thing is that it's a two-book deal, right? So you can write the sequel, knowing that it has a home. :-)

Donna Hosie said...

A two-book deal with Random - how awesome is that! Many, many congratulations.

Janeal said...

HOLY COW!! That was fast! Congrats, Peggy! I feel so honored to know you. :)

Julianne Donaldson said...

Wow. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is incredible! What terrific news, and it couldn't happen to a nicer girl. ;) Congratulations!!

Jenny S. Morris said...

Totally doing the happy dance for you!! Congratulations. This is so awesome!

The East Coaster said...

Congrats on the hard work you've put in. That's what I'm talking about. ROCK ON!

LisaAnn said...

WOOHOOOOOOO!!! I am sooooo happy for you!!! :)

Janet said...

I am sooooooooooooo excited for you!!!

Jillian said...

Hurray! Hurrah! Congrats!

And I'll throw in a question too, since you asked for them: do you know yet whether the second book (two book deal! More congrats!) will be a sequel to TtBB or the mysterious M.I.S. Haven you have listed or something else entirely?

In any case... congrats again!

JeffO said...

That is awesome news, Peggy, I'm very happy for you. Makes Thanksgiving a little sweeter, doesn't it?

Congratulations!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Pegasus! :) I'm so happy for you! *hugs*

Diane said...

So excited for you and congrats!!! :O)

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Oh my goodness. Congrats!

It took me forever just to scroll to the bottom of the comments. You have a lot of friends who are happy for you :)

Lynda R Young said...

oh wow, oh wow!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's soooo brilliant!!! I'm soooo happy for you!!!!!

CNHolmberg said...

Congrats! I'm over from Erin Summerhill's blog, and it's so great to hear a success story. And Sara Crowe! What a great person to have representing you!

Maggie said...

Can't imagine I'd say anything the others haven't already said. But congrats what wonderful news.

Katie Dodge said...

Go Peggy! Yay for you! I'm so happy for you!!!! Whoot! :D

Nancy Thompson said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How awesome for you!

M Pax said...

Wooot, Peggy! Congratulations!!

Christa said...

I am so thrilled and delighted for you!!! You are going to be a post-apocalypsie!!! Hooray. Congratulations x 1000.

Iain said...

Just adding my voice to the crowd.
WOOHOO!!
I'm so pleased for you. Well done.

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats!!!!!

Wow, middle grade, I think that would be the hardest to write. I'm impressed.

Melissa Pearl said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you!!! That's such awesome news :)

Megan said...

Ahhhhmazing! Congrats. So happy to live vicariously through you- would love to hear all you have to tell about the process and the excitement.

Richard said...

I'm happy for you. Anyone who writes about cookies the way you do deserves the best. Way to go.

Jolene Perry said...

YAY!!!!!!!! PEGGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

OMGoodness! Random House! Congratulations!!!!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kristy Shen said...

Your book sounds SO awesome, I'm totally salivating. If there was a "BUY NOW" button I'd be jamming it!

CONGRATS! You are the epitome of inspiration!

Carterista said...

Yay! Horray!!! YaaaHooooo!!!!!! You are SUPER TERRIFIC and your and your book deserve the BEST!!!

Shell Flower said...

That is so great. Couldn't have happened to a better person. You seriously deserve this. I can't wait to read it!

ninja said...

Look like I am a bit late to hear the news, but I am soooo excited for you!!!!

E.D. said...

FANTASTIC news! Congratulations Peggy!!

K. Marie Criddle said...

I have no other words for you besides WOOHOO!!! and CONGRATULATIONS!! so instead I will give you this personally crafted interpretive dance to show you how incredibly thrilled I am for you: *doo doo doo dance da KICK da da da KICK da da OH MY BACK*

So so so incredibly happy for you, Peggy! Can't wait for all the other wonderful things a-coming your way!

Trisha said...

Holy wow, this is incredible!! Great job Peggy!! :D

Patti said...

That's awesome. Congratulations!!!

Amanda Olivieri said...

PEGGY! I can't believe I didn't see this until just now! CONGRATULATIONS!! *throws confetti* *passes plate of cookies* *throws more confetti* Ahh, SO happy for you! And RANDOM HOUSE!! So so so exciting! Congrats again, looking forward to the Q&A post! :)

Sara Bulla said...

Brilliant! That's fabulous! I can't wait to buy my copy!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Oh, wow, Peggy! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! *applauds wildly, throws confetti, does an impromptu happy dance on your behalf* You must be over the moon - and you're right - this week of all weeks, how very appropriate. I can't wait to buy my copy :) HURRAY!

Clarissa Draper said...

That is amazing news! I'm so excited for you.

Robyn Campbell said...

Oh my goodness! I am so thrilled for you. Yay!!!!!!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smooches, Peggy.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Absolutely brilliant Peggy! I'm so pleased for you. You go girl!

Shallee said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations, that is so amazing!

Talei said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! Well done you!! Go get 'em! So happy for you! ;-D x

Cortney said...

GO YOU!!! I just commented on your awesome interview, but I thought I'd bebop over here and add another congrats!! How exciting! :D

commutinggirl said...

Wow! Wow and wow! (and no it is not a cry of joy for World Of Warcraft :-)) Congratulations!

*smile*
*happy dance*
*continues to smile but stops the happy dance cos people are looking at me weird*

Jennifer Hillier said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS!

Huge congratulations! That is wonderful and exciting and amazing news! So happy for you, Peggy! :D

The Golden Eagle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is so awesome! :D

Sara B. Larson said...

COngratulations! What a wonderful week to make such a great announcement. :D

@laurathejane said...

Congratulations Peggy! It's happy dance time!

What cookies are in order?

tfwalsh said...

Wow that is awesome news... huge congrats.

JoMamma said...

I will be at your door as soon as I have my copy waiting for you to sign it. I am so happy for you!

Alexis Bass Writes said...

OMG!! Congrats!!!! This is SO exciting!!!

Christina Lee said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the announcement on PM yesterday and meant to head over then!!! So very excited for you--congrats!!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!! This is beyond wonderful and thrilling! I couldn't be happier for you. Such great and exciting news. Cheers!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Congratulations! Heard your good news through Commutinggirl's blog and had to come check it out.

Nikki said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for you! I have goosebumps! You're a rockstar! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ami Joelle Glazer said...

Congrats, this is such a great accomplishment! Can't wait to see it when it's out :)

Elana Johnson said...

Congratulations! This is fabulous news! We should get together and lunch so I can hear all the details in person. :)

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh wow, WOW! Shana Corey! I'm late to the party, but I'm over the moon for you! I can't wait to follow the rest of your journey, and I can't believe I have to wait until 2013 to read it. What a premise!

kellieanne said...

I am never amazed at your awesomeness. You just got that something something that makes you stand out. Congrats Peggy! You earned it!

Kyle Eddleman said...

Sweet! I'm # 100! Good job mom. I love ya.

CherylAnne Ham said...

I'm a little late to the party, but just want to pass on my congrats to you. This is amazingly, awesome, happy-making news! Yay, you!