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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Success Story

What I had planned on blogging about today must wait. I got HUGE news from a friend of mine. You've heard me rave about Aprilynne Pike's book Wings (under my post, What I'm Reading)and dedicated readers of mine know that I was quick to announce when she hit the New York Times Juvenile Bestseller list. Now I have even bigger news from her. Her debut title, Wings, has been optioned by Disney! Disney folks, can you believe it? I'm so excited for her I can hardly breath!

Just like you and I, getting published was just a dream to her not long ago. And just like you and I can, she achieved that dream by hard work, diligence, and patience. She is living proof that it can be done (with great success!) and still happens in today's world. I know that at times it can seem like the odds are stacked against you and that agents and editors just aren't picking up good books anymore. But if you are patient and never stop writing, there is a much greater chance that one of your books will some day break through with great success just like Aprilynne's!

If you haven't checked her book out yet you should. It's a delightful and refreshing teen read. Considering who Disney has slated to star in the movie, you better run out and get this book for any of the teen girls in your family because they'll soon be screaming for it! Check out her news here: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005989.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&ref=bd_film
http://apparentlyaprilynne.blogspot.com/2009/07/disney-and-me.html

2 comments:

  1. Thats so cool, your advice is great too. I have a blog also called The Poetry Korner. You can fina the address on my authornation page.

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  2. That's huge, congrats to her!

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