Saturday, October 8, 2011

Acceptance, Press, and Winners

On Thursday, besides my very own shiny copy of Fangtales, this also arrived in the mail from Lesley University:

Dear Theresa,

Congratulations! It is my pleasure to accept you as a new student in the Moderate Disabilities leading to Initial License in grades 5-12 Master's degree program for the Spring 2012 Semester.


Now I'd better pass this semester's class...

In Fangtales Tour related news:

Aubrie Dionne has posted press release up about Fangtales today. You'll learn more about the anthology.


In contest-related news, I've been remiss in announcing the winners:

Jess - Abandoned (signed!)

Medeia Sharif Red Glove

Robyn Campbell - Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.

Sharon Mayhew - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (signed!)

Congratulations, winners! Please e-mail me at tmilstein at gmail dot com and tell me your mailing address.

Americans, I wish you a wonderful 3-day weekend.

Non-Americans, I wish you a wonderful 2-day weekend.

Love, Theresa



  1. Congratulations!!

    I wish you the intestinal fortitude to stay the course!!

    I am wending my way through my own extra degree program - it is difficult to balance all the things in life to do it. I know this is important for me (and for you) so - stay the course!

  2. Congrats everyone - and for the record, my area does not celebrate columbus day as a "no work/school" holiday - so no 3-day weekend for me. :D

  3. Congrats Theresa on getting accepted! How awesome!

    And congrats to the winners.

  4. Congratulations on this achievement. You've got some work cut out for you ahead, but you've got what it takes to make it. You're getting closer to your dreams!

    Tossing It Out

  5. Congratulations on your acceptance, Theresa! What a journey you're undertaking, it sounds very exciting. And, we're expecting to see Straight-A's along the way ;)

  6. Yay Theresa! Everything is falling into place for you. I told you, did I not?! Uh-huh. It's all going to happen. *smiling with you*

    I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woot! Now I have my very own copy of Medeia's book. Thank you Theresa. Love you. <3 *dances off*

  7. Way to go with your acceptance! And way to go with such a challenging course! How awesome that you are charging forward, taking control of your life.

  8. Congrats to the winners and to you Theresa. What a week you've had.

  9. Yay for your acceptance for your masters! :)

    And congrats to your winners.

    Happy weekend, T!

  10. Congratulations on both counts :D Very cool things happening!

  11. Congrats on the acceptance! And to all of the winners.

    Good luck with this last semester. :-)

  12. Hi Theresa .. it's all falling into place - Fang Tales, now your class - good for you - should be an amazing learning curve .. and enjoy the long weekend - just found out what for .. via Christine (thank you!) ..

    Congratulations and have a fun few days .. Hilary

  13. Double congratulations, Theresa. It makes me so happy to think of you working in special education.
    Congrats on the book, I must go order a copy.

  14. Woot!!! Huge congratulations! So exciting - I'm happy for you :)

    Congrats to the winners too - love when I see my blog buddies winning!

  15. Congrats everyone! Have a great weekend!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  16. @ Ricochet, glad to know another fellow school-work-life balancer. When/if I'm done, I'll have 96 graduate credits and two Master's degrees. Daunting.

    @ Christine, sorry you don't get the day off. My son and his friends were going to fast over Columbus's treatment of the American Indians. But he's fasting today for Yom Kippur, so that may be too much.

    @ Natalie, thank you!

    @ Arlee, thanks. So it doesn't seem overwhelming, I'm taking it one class (and one *gulp* test) at a time.

    @ Joanne, I'll do my best. I can't get much lower. B+ and above for it to count, right?

    @ Robyn, thanks. I was happy you won since you're one of my tour stops. Enjoy it! Love you too.

    @ TerryLynnJohnson, it is a challenging course. It's making me a better teacher already. I should've done this sooner.

    @ Miranda, thank you. It's been a great week: meeting Lois Lowry, having her comment on my blog, receiving Fangtales, and getting accepted to Lesley. My Special Ed. boss told me she's heard glowing things about me, so even better.

    @ Lola, thank you!

    @ Lori M. Lee, thanks. I appreciate it.

    @ Misha, thank you! I'd better get to work soon.

    @ Hilary, thank you. Yes, our controversial Columbus Day.

    @ Brigid, I'm happy to be doing it too. I hope to get a Social Studies job, but I'll be better able to reach my students on IEPs.

    @ Jemi, thank you. It's been a good week!

  17. YAYAYAYAYYAY!! Your star continues to shine brighter and lovelier!! WELL DONE YOU!!

    Take care

  18. Lots of good stuff going on here, Theresa! Is there a 3 day weekend I'm missing out on? Columbus Day maybe?

  19. Congratulations on your school acceptance!!! And hooray for the winners (myself included~ I did a happy dance when I saw my name)!!

  20. Congratulations, congratulations, Theresa, on your acceptance as a new student! That is JUST wonderful. You must be very excited, if also a bit anxious, but I know you will love the challenge.

    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

  21. Wow, it's a big day over here! Congrats to the contest winners, and even bigger congratulations to you, Theresa! I got my master's through Lesley College--they are a great way to go! Good luck!!! :-)

  22. I'm so glad things are going well for you. It couldn't happen to a better person :). I was curious, is there any reason Fangtales is not available as an ebook? I'm still going to buy a copy...just the decision to make it paper only seemed a little odd given today's publishing climate.

  23. Good things are comin' your way, girl!! Congrats!

  24. Wonderful news about Fangtales and your admission into the program. :)

    And thank you for Red Glove. I'll be in touch.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  25. Congrats on your acceptance, Theresa! And congrats to the winners!

    On my way to visit Aubrie's post.


    Join me in the Trick or Treat Spooktacular! Could you help make the Grand Prize a brand new Kindle Touch?

  26. Congratulations on your acceptance, and congratulations to all the winners.

    And I don't get Columbus Day off either. Not sure why the schools don't take it off.

  27. Congratulations Theresa on getting accepted! How awesome!

    And congratulations to the winners!

  28. Congrats to the winners and congrats to you for getting into the course :)

  29. Congratulations to the winners! Have a nice 3-day weekend, Theresa! :)

  30. Wow, huge congrats on being accepted into the masters program, Theresa! That's wonderful news.
    And congratulations to the four contest winners!

  31. Yay...More happy moments for your career! Congratulations! I know you will be brilliant in the course work. :)

    Thanks so much for the signed copy of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon! I can't wait to read it. Robyn is going to love Medeia's book. It's wonderful!!!!

  32. Congratulations on the acceptance! :) And congrats to the winners as well.

  33. Congratulations on your acceptance Theresa! I'm so proud of you! :) Congratulations to the winners as well.. I hope you have a wonderful long weekend.

  34. Congratulations, Theresa!

    And congrats to winners as well!

  35. @ Angela, thanks. You have a great weekend too!

    @ Old Kitty, thank you. I hope you're writing is going well.

    @ KarenG, yes, it's Columbus Day. I thought it was a national holiday. Apparently not. Does this mean we get mail delivery?

    @ Susan Kaye Quinn, thank you!

    @ Jess, Robyn did a happy dance too. Enjoy the book!

    @ Ann, it's going to be a long program, so I'm going to be a student for a long time. Thanks.

    @ Shannon, thanks. We'll both be Lesley Alumni. It's going to take me a few years to be on the other side.

    @ Michael, great question. I don't know why there isn't an e-book. I sent an e-mail to the editor.

    @ Kelly, thank you!

    @ Medeia, thanks. I hope you enjoy Red Glove.

    @ Tara, thank you!

    @ JC, thanks for visiting Aubrie's post. Good luck with your Trick or Treat Spooktacular.

    @ Liz, thank you. You're the 3rd commenter to work on Columbus Day. Even my husband's work has off, which surprises me.

    @ Nas, thanks!

    @ Lynda, thank you!

    @ Len, thanks. I appreciate it. Hope you're having a nice weekend.

    @ Lyn, thank you for the congratulations. Much appreciated.

    @ Sharon, I hope you enjoy Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. I thought it was lovely.

    @ The Golden Eagle, thanks!

    @ Writing Nut, thanks for commenting. I hope you're having some fun this weekend.

    @ Riya, thank you!

  36. Here in America I'm still only getting a fabulous 2-day weekend! Wish it was 3 but alas it's only 2.

    Congrats on all the amazing stuff though!

  37. Congratulations on getting into the program! I think it's wonderful that you're seeking new certification, and best of luck! I'm sure you're up for the challenge!

  38. Well done on your entry to that programme!

  39. @ Jen, sorry! I don't know why I didn't think about the people who would be working.

    @ Dianne, thank you. I hope I'm up for the challenge.

    @ J.L. Campbell, thanks!

  40. Congratulations winners and congratulations Theresa on your acceptance!

  41. Congrats on your acceptance :)
    No'll pass this semester.