Friday, December 14, 2007

The Announcement

You probably could have guessed, but I am pleased to finally reveal that my first manuscript, The Kerning, will be published by CavanKerry Press. The publication date is set for October 2009.

I've been carrying this secret since October, but I was waiting on a little more information to trickle in before sharing the news. Can't tell you how many times I've thought, "Gosh, maybe they got me confused with someone else!"

I sincerely believe that I couldn't have done this without the support of all of you who read this blog. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'll definitely keep you in the loop about the process from start to finish and beyond.

So let the games begin!


(Gosh, I'll be 40 when the book comes out!)

26 comments:

deirdre said...

Oh, congratulations! It must have been so difficult to keep this secret - and so exciting to finally be able to tell.

Because it's far too early in the day for champagne I'm toasting you with my coffee. Yay!!

Nic Sebastian said...

Wooooohoooo, January! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, J!

-Phoebe

Poet with a Day Job said...

OMG J!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot be excited enough for you!

bostonerin.livejournal.com said...

You are my hero. I am so, so proud of all you've accomplished this year. It's amazing what can happen when you make a commitment to your work.

I'm so glad we're 2009-buddies together. It makes it all the more sweet to share it with you.

ka said...

FANTASTIC! Oh what great great news!

I'm so happy for you! Congrats!!

Can't wait to see the book!

Becca said...

What wonderful news, and well deserved! I can't wait to hold a copy of your book in my own hands :)

laundrygirl said...

Yes, YES, yES!
Congratulations! Yahoo!
This is so cool. You have inspired me with your news!

Jessica said...

Congratulations!

J said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

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pepektheassassin said...

W00t! And again, w00t! (I'm not sure what that means exactly, but I believe it is celebratory). I KNEW it! Good for You, good for the publishers, and good for US! I can hardly wait to see it!

LJCohen said...

January--that's totally awesome!!!!! What a fabulous christmas gift for you.

So when will you be doing a reading???

Congrats, dear poet-friend.

best,
lisa

Cate said...

Yayyyy! I can't wait to read it! A well deserved accomplishment! xo

AscenderRisesAbove said...

congratulations!!! having publisher envy!

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Goodnight, Mom said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHOOOOOOOO!

Love ya!

January said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Like I said, I couldn't have done it without you!

BB said...

CONGRATULATIONS JANUARY ~ this is so well deserved! Good luck to you :)

GreenishLady said...

Oh, Wow! I'm so thrilled for you. I've been away from blogs for a while (just life-busy and distracted), and come back at just the right time to hear this fantastic news! I'm thrilled for you, and it's one of my wishes come true, because for the longest time, I've been thinking that someone as talented as you - and with the dedication and commitment to your art that you have deserves, absolutely deserves to be published. Wonderful! Well done!

Catherine said...

Fantastic news, but - October 2009? I never realised the lead time was that great. (I think it's usually a bit quicker here).
I will pin myself up a reminder to look for the book when it is finally published

RB said...

OMG!!! I'm so thrilled for you and not at all surprised. CONGRATS, Jan! And remember--if it hasn't already been said above (I'm too excited to read through all the comments right now)--40 is the new 30!

Rock on!

Best,
RB

Lori said...

That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you, congratulations!

...deb said...

Hooray! Let the bubbles flow.

Jo said...

wow, many, many congrats!

Kamsin said...

This is awesome news January!!! Many, many congratulations!

PDW said...

i've been so delinquent on blogging that it's 2 weeks later and i'm just seeing this. BUT ...

yay!!!! congrats. i was hoping it was something like this.

please let us know where, when, how we can buy it!!!

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