Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Okay. Best. Day. Ever. For. Real.

Okay, so meeting the Muppets was like the best day ever.

What could be the more Best Day Ever?
Selling a book to a New York publishing house!


After more years of dogged determination than I care to mention, I've landed a two book contract with DORCHESTER PUBLISHING here in New York. And can I say, beside myself? Beside myself. Me. Then Self. Beside.

I'll be hitting the scene slated for a fall 2009 debut with the first of my historical fantasy romance series: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker. (At least, for now, that's the title, my agent says long titles are in).

My book in two words? Victorian Ghostbusters.

Yes, it's that cool.

So the moment I found out about this, I had to share it with a couple of friends on the inside loop before I could tell the world.
Liz Maverick and Marianne Mancusi, certainly no strangers to publishing, took pictures of me in my ridiculous bliss. This is what it looks like to have a dream come true. Yes, it's that rabid-joy look again that you'll recognize from the previous post. Now that I can officially shout this news to the rafters, there will be more celebratory pictures to come with many other wonderful friends.

So I want to thank the academy... my family, my boyfriend, God, my friends, etc.
No really.
I'm really, really thankful and blessed.
For those of you also wanting what I've wanted as long as I can remember, keep on keeping on.
Because your dreams want to meet you.


Katiebabs said...

That is amazing news! Congratulations!!!

Kwana said...

Leanna I'm so happy for you. What awesome news!

Marcia Colette said...


Gosh, girl, I'm so freakin' happy for you. I swear, if you were here, I'd hug you so tight, your eyeballs would pop out. You. Go. Girl. YEAH!!!!

Mariana said...

Many, many congrats!!! Very much deserved.

Tarot By Arwen said...

ROCK ON LEANNA! You deserve this and I can't WAIT to read it! I love the Victorian era.

Megan Frampton said...

WOW! That is so awesome, congratulations!

Cynthia Eden said...

Congratulations!! And you definitely caught my attention with Victorian Ghostbusters! :-)

Stacey said...


Also, Victorian Ghostbusters? I LOVE it. Ghostbusters happens to be one of my favorite movies. ; )

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Yeah! Congratulations, you effing deserve it, and I can't wait to read the first book when it comes out.

MaryF said...

Congratulations, Leanna!

Alyssa Day said...

Huge congratulations!! Dorch is a great house with some of the nicest authors on the planet!!

Marianne Mancusi said...

FINALLY!! I was DYING keeping it a secret! Now I can shout my cheers from the rooftop!!

MWAH! You deserve this! I'm so excited for you to join the Dorchester family!


Tracy Madison said...

Huge congrats, Leanna! I know exactly how you feel because I'm in the same place as you are--and I'm also a new author with Dorchester. Isn't it the BEST feeling EVER?!

Very happy for you!

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Thank you everyone for your warm wishes!! It really means a lot to me to have your support. It's such a tough business it's so great to have cheers on a big break. :)

LOL maybe I should retitle it "Victorian Ghostbusters" - well, I think that's what got the editors attention to begin with. It happens to be all my favorite yum in one fell book.

Alyssa, I definately feel you with the authors-are-awesome at Dorchester I'm so excited to join the fam, thanks tons, I love your work!

Marianne - *grin* It's fun cause now I get to celebrate twice.

Tracy! Yay Dorchester newbies! Yep, definately best feeling ever.

Thanks again everyone, you've made something very special even moreso.

Cindy Holby said...

Yay! I'm so happy! You're a lollie and now I can scream it from the rooftops! You rock GF!

Jacquie Rogers said...

Congratulations, Leanna!

Edie said...

Congratulations! I'm here from Marcia Colette's blog. Love your logline and the title.