Friday, February 18, 2011

Good News




I have good news.

My first publishing credit.

In book form.


My short story was accepted for the 100 Stories for Queensland anthology to raise money for the flood victims in Australia. It’s coming out March 8th!(Old Kitty/Jennifer Domingo and Jessica Bell are going to be in it too. )

Rosie Connolly and Charity Bradford were interested in hearing what it was like to make the transition from writing l o n g n o v e l s to short stories, so I have two posts. The post on Rosie Connolly's Blog is about my first attempt to write a short story and what I learned along the way. The post on Charity Bradford's Blog is about overcoming a self-imposed writing mold that helped me write the story that wound up in 100 Stories for Queensland .

Please visit so they’re not sorry they agreed to host me!

Happy weekend!

72 comments:

  1. I will get by there later this afternoon (busy day), but, wow! Congratulations!!!!!

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  2. Can't wait to buy the book! Yay for you! Yay for Queensland! ☺

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  3. Moving forward, that's great! Congrats! \(^▽^)/

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  4. Congrats Theresa, a great project for your print debut! I will check out your guest blog.

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  5. Congratulations! That is wonderful!
    I am going to check out your guest blog right now.
    Smiles!

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  6. Congrats!! Can't wait to read it. :)

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  7. Congrats! I am very happy for you. :-D

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  8. Yay! That's great news! I hope you're celebrating!

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  9. Big congrats and I will make it over there to check them out.

    Have a great weekend!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  10. I was just over at Charity's blog, and I came by here to say it again: Congratulations!

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  11. Congratulations!!! And what a great cause!

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  12. WOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!! That's awesome, Theresa. I'll try yo hop over to both interviews. :-)

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  13. Congrats on the short story. I saw your guest post today and am your newest follower.
    bethfred.com

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  14. Hi Theresa .. good for you & great for Queensland .. I'm popping over to the new blogs .. cheers Hilary

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  15. Awwwww Theresa, you STAR!!!! I can't wait to read your story!!!! Yay for you!!!!!! I loved your guest posts!! Brilliant! Oh and triple yay for being a panster too! Take care
    x

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  16. Congrats!! Great news!! And a great cause!!

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  17. Thank you for the new comments, every body.
    Michael, HA - FAMOUS!

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  18. Greetings from Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

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  19. Congrats on the publishing cred! Woo hoo! :) I'll pop over to read your guest posts, too. Happy Friday!

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  20. Many, many congratulations! (standing and applauding!)

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  21. YAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! Super congrats, girl! have a great weekend!

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  22. Wow, congrats!! That is awesome. What part of Queensland do you live in? I lived in Brisbane for 3 years, though I am from the US.

    New crusader stopping by to give you some comment love!!

    Rane @ The Lit Express

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  23. That's wonderful news! Congrats to you and everyone else in the book - so very happy for you! ;-)

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  24. Congratulations!

    That's a wonderful anthology to be in! Really well done!

    I enjoyed your post, its interesting I would never have considered writing short stories either except for the fact that the first really good writing workshop I went to was run by someone with a real love for the form. (I'd never read any short stories that werent on any curriculum actually!) Once you start you wont be able to stop! You're right also in what you said in your guest post, they are very very different to novels (and much quicker to finish!)
    well done again...rock on!

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  25. Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone.

    Niamh, I've always been impressed with you and Brigid's interpretations of the Magpie Tales.

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  26. @ Rane, it was an international contest. I'm in the United States. Thanks for stopping by and giving comment love!

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  27. Woohoo! Congratulations, Theresa ... Raising my coffee cup in a toast to great success ... Cheers :)

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  28. Congratulations! Have a great weekend!

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  29. making crusader rounds. Nice to meet you, now following!

    Nikki

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  30. Congratulations! You sound quite calm. I would be skipping around my office.

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  31. Congratulations Theresa!!! This is awesome news! :D Weeeeee! That's how it starts girl, that's how it starts : )

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  32. Congrats! Its always nice to see a fellow writer getting publication! have a fairy wonderful weekend!

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  33. Congratulations!! I wanted to stop by and say hello to a fellow crusader! It's so nice to meet you!

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  34. Congrats! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of that book. So many blogger friends have stories in it. Great job, Theresa.

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  35. Thank your for all of the positive comments and new followers.

    @ Clara, I hope you're right!

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  36. Congratulations!!:) How exciting and for such a great cause!

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  37. Congratulations!!! That's awesome news :)

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  38. Congrats Theresa! That's awesome news :). And a good cause.

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  39. CONGRATS!!! Yay Theresa!! *tosses confetti*
    And for a good cause, too. I love that. *hugs*

    I hope you are having an extraordinary weekend! :)

    Love,
    Lola

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  40. Yay! And so proud to be in good company! Thanks, Theresa! ;o) xoxo

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  41. Thank you, everyone.

    @ Jessica, I'm proud to be in good company too.

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  42. Congrats and well done! I've got a couple friends in that same boat... seems the Queensland 100 is giving back, and I really hope it's successful!

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  43. YAy!!!! This is absolutely wonderful news Theresa, congrats. I'll pop over to check out the interviews :)

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  44. What awesome news! Congrats...woo hoo!

    Just popped on over to introduce myself as a fellow crusader and new follower. I'm off to try challenge # 1 now!

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  45. Congratulations! That's so wonderful! I'm going over to check out your guest posts right now. I'd do a happy dance for you if it wasn't for the fact that I have stacks of books all over my floor and I might fall over. :)

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  46. Congratulations!!! That's such incredible and exciting news!!!

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  47. Congratulations. That is wonderful news, and for such a great cause. Looking forward to reading your piece.

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  48. What a big accomplishment! Major congratulations from a fellow Crusader!

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  49. Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone.

    @ Neurotic Workaholic, sounds like you're working on your thesis. Hope it's going well.

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  50. Major congrats! That is so exciting!!

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  51. Huge congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. Can't wait til the book comes out and I get a copy!

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  52. Congradulations! That's so exciting! :-)

    <3 Gina Blechman (fellow crusader)

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  53. Congratulations to you!!! Both for being published and for your work contributing to an important cause. :) Win-win!

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  54. Thanks, everyone. I am excited. A good part of the sales will be just from me and my family.

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  55. How have I not commented here already? Argh!

    Massive congrats, Theresa - much deserved! Headed over to check out your guest post!

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  56. Congratulations, Theresa! I'm so happy for you! I'm going over to see Charity Bradford's Blog :)

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