5749Re: [scbwi-houston] Re: A success story from our 2008 conference
- Nov 1, 2009Crystal,
You must be so excited. What wonderful news!
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Subject: [scbwi-houston] Re: A success story from our 2008 conference
And to think this incredible journey began with a critique at the 2008 SCBWI Conference. Looking forward to seeing everyone in December.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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