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5748Re: A success story from our 2008 conference

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  • Chris
    Nov 1, 2009
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      Thanks, Everybody!

      And to think this incredible journey began with a critique at the 2008 SCBWI Conference. Looking forward to seeing everyone in December.

      Crystal

      --- In scbwi-houston@yahoogroups.com, Vicki Sansum <vsansum@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi all,
      >
      > One of our members, Crystal Allen, sent a message about some good news.
      > Crystal said, "This all began with the SCBWI Conference in 2008 when Jen
      > Rofe (at that time she was still Jeager) did my critique."
      > This is a blurb from Publisher's Weekly.
      >
      > */Kristin Daly at HarperCollins's Balzer & Bray imprint has bought two
      > books at auction from debut author Crystal Allen for six figures. In the
      > first book, a middle-grade novel called How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a
      > Bubba Sized Trophy, a 13-year-old African-American boy named Lamar
      > Washington is the "maddest, baddest most spectacular bowler ever at
      > Striker's Bowling Paradise." But Lamar doesn't have game, and vows to
      > spend the summer changing his image from dud to stud. Lamar pubs in
      > spring/summer 2011. Jennifer Rofé at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency
      > did the deal for world rights. /*
      > *//*
      > So, everyone, keep writing and honing your skills. Good things do
      > happen, and in this case it was a VERY good thing. Six figures.
      > Congratulations, Crystal!
      >
      > Vicki
      >
      >
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