Oh My God, I got The Call

December 29, 2005 | Hot Damn

I am in utter shock. Yesterday at 12:31 central standard time I opened my emails to find Terese Ramin from Triskelion Publishing offering me a contract for my latest work, Teddi Turns On. Tears ran down my chubby cheeks as I whooped and stamped my feet right before I jumped around my little office like a crazed Samoan at a fertility ritual. Without hesitation I emailed Terese a resounding YES!!!! and I would send a proper acceptance once my mind reconnected with my body.

Unfortunately the “B” was at work so I could only leave her a message on her cell phone as I pounded out an email to Studly. Then I had to plague Beth and Yasmine, my CPs, right before the Brazen Vixens were notified of my great news. All of these people have been so supportive I felt it was important to let then know their time and effort hadn’t wasted. Each and everyone was elated and wished me well.

Today my throat is still sore from screaming which became a croak when I opened another email from Terese with my contract. Of course the ferility dance got kicked up a notch. But I’m now back on level ground and ready to greet this new pase of my life with joy.

What a year. I have a daughter who is proud me, a man who truly loves me, granddaughters and a son-in-law who think I’m cool, and a contract with a respected publisher. God has given me more than I could ever want wrapped into one awesome year.

May 2006 bring you all your most pleasant surprises and the happiness you need.


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11 Responses to “Oh My God, I got The Call”

  1. Sherrill Quinn Says:

    I am so thrilled for you, Sloane, I cant hardly stand myself. Wish I could’ve been doing that crazy dance with you in person, but believe me, I was doing it in spirit.

    Here’s to a firecracker year in 2006!

  2. Sloane Says:

    Thank you, which I know I keep saying to you but I can’t help it. This is just tooooo cool.

  3. Jenna Howard Says:

    I’d jump but – no energy in the body. In my head though – back flips, baby. Back. Flips.


    It’s so well deserved.

    Now get to work. I’m going back to bed. Sigh.

  4. Sherrill Quinn Says:

    Hey, I remember what it felt like when I got “The Call” for my first sale — Dragon’s Bane. And the second one, and the third one… It never gets old, the thrill never diminishes.

    You just roll around in the feeling, Sloane. ‘Czuse it’s way cool. 🙂

  5. For The Trees Says:

    WOW, Sloane, Super Congratulations!

    Personally I’m interested in the Samoan fertility dance. Um, is that for more novels that sell or is that for the original intent?

    Whichever works, I’m really happy for you!! I think this may be a VERY GOOD 2006 for you!

    Now to go talk to Ariel, My Muse…about getting something in the can. Um, wrong media. Can is for film. On tape is for video. In galleys is for books. In pixels is for manuscripts. Make up your mind, Forrest.

    Congratulations, Sloane!!

  6. Sloane Says:

    Thank you all. I’m still excited and trying to focus, maybe that’ll happen tomorrow!

  7. Yasmine Says:

    Focus, focus, focus. Write, rewrite, and enjoy editing. I’m so damn excited!! What a way to end and begin a year. And Teddi is finally gonna get to do David!
    You are a gifted, funny, hot writer, and friend.

  8. Beth Anderson Says:

    I don’t know what everybody’s so excited about. It’s just your first-ever book contract, offered on only three chapters and a synopsis. What’s the big deal?


    I knew it would happen soon for you. Knew it, knew it, KNEW IT! Congratulations! Just roll around in this wonderful euphoria and shout your head off because you really do deserve it! 2006 will be your/our year to finally see TEDDI TURNS ON somewhere else besides on those 1,426,555 1/2 pages of scrawled-on and scratched-out printouts in your poor beleagured attache case. NOTE TO STUDLY: Have you spent all your Christmas money yet? Because she’s probably going to need a new one. Attache case, that is. 😉

    Oh, by the way, Sloane: Have you started the next Magnificent Men of Munich yet? Hmmmm?

    Love, Queen of the 2X4, who won’t need to use it on you anymore. ;-))

  9. Jan Springer Says:

    Excellent news, Sloane!!!




  10. Landra Lynn Says:

    Congrats Sloane!

  11. Sloane Says:

    Thank you all very much for all the good feelings.