An Announcement

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This was my bed yesterday when I went to take a nap.

I slept till EIGHT this morning!!!

Okay, that’s not the announcement.

The announcement is, this week I accepted an offer from The Wild Rose Press to publish my little city fireman book, Where There’s Smoke. This is a best friends-turned-lovers story that I wrote, well, I don’t remember, but after the fireman band played at my old school. The Incredibly Handsome guitar player actually turned out to be the son of my uncle’s best friend, so I wrote a story about him ending up with my cousin. I loved writing that story, and it was my very first revision request for SSE, who eventually rejected it twice. So I’m very happy it’s getting a shot! No idea when…or what name…I would so love to keep my own name, but you know, the whole teacher thing.

So…I’m going to be published. I wish my grandmother was around.

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Anonymous said...

Mar, I'm so happy and proud of you. You will truly love WRP.

Your grandmother sees, and she knows.


Charity Tahmaseb said...

Mary, congrats! I've heard nothing but good things about WRP. You so deserve this.

Stephanie Tyler said...

Congrats, Mary!!!! This is awesome news and I'm thrilled for you :) YAYAY!!!!!

kris said...

Ah. Mary, it doesn't get much sweeter than this. WOOOOHOOOOO!!!

Gina Black said...

A HUGE CONGRATS to such wonderful news. I'm so glad, not the least because I want to read this book. :)

Marianne Arkins said...

YAY MARY!!!!!!!

I'm thrilled for you. And you'll love TWRP -- good people abound there.

I can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mary! :)

Allie Boniface said...

Congrats!!! That's so wonderful - you must be flying!

Melissa McClone said...

I saw that you had sold on the reading-writing blog and wanted to pop over and say... Congrats Mary! Very wonderful news. Enjoy it!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Woo hoo, Mary! I love best friend stories! Can't wait to read it!

MicheleKS said...

Congratulations, Mary! Wonderful news! Keep us all posted as to when it'll be out.

Linda Winfree said...

Aw, that's awesome, Mary! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Mary! :)

Jen said...

Congrats! I heard about your success from Marianne. WRP is lovely, from everything I hear. This is wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo Mary!!!!!!

MJFredrick said...

Wow, this is amazing, you guys. Thank you SO MUCH for making this even more special.

J, I LOVE the idea of my gma seeing and knowing.

Elisabeth Naughton said...


I've been living in a cave the past few weeks and just heard the news. I'm so thrilled for you!!!!!!!


Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Congratulations Mary! One of the editors from Wild Rose spoke at the New Jersey Conference and I was quite impressed. I can't wait until it comes out.

Trish Milburn said...

Gah!! I'm so late in posting a response. You know I'm thrilled for you. :)

MJFredrick said...

Thanks, Elisabeth, Elizabeth and Trish!

Elizabeth, I have heard nothing but good about WRP. I'm more excited every day!!!

Trish, you've kinda had a lot on your plate - no worries!!!!

Kelly Boyce said...

Woo hoo!! Wow you don't get to the blogs for a few days and lots of great stuff happens! Congratulations on the offer!!

Stephanie said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY Mary! So happy for you!!!!!!! Sorry I'm late to the party :) Here's to many, many more sales!


MJFredrick said...

Thanks, Kelly and Bosey!!!! I get more excited every day. Is that weird?

Toni Anderson said...

How did I miss this? Mary you sold!!! That is amazing :) I have heard such good things about this press!!!


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