Lovelies, I have been sitting on this news since February 11. That may not seem like such an extraordinarily long time, but OMG IT IS. Because all I wanted to do is tell the whole wide internet exactly what I can finally say right now:
I would like to introduce everyone to Danielle Chiotti of Upstart Crow Literary:
Danielle has been working in publishing for nearly a decade. Formerly a Senior Editor at both Kensington Publishing and Adams Media, she has worked on a wide variety of books ranging from contemporary women’s fiction to narrative nonfiction, from romance to relationship stories, humorous tales and young adult fiction. Thanks to her extensive editorial background, she enjoys working closely with authors to develop projects.
Just this morning, I was finally granted permission to share the news. The conversation (via email) was literally as follows:
Me: Does that mean I can officially announce soon?! 😉
Danielle: You can announce right this very second if you like!
Me: If I like?! IF I LIKE?! *runs to twitter*
And then I did exactly what I warned her I would do and ran to Twitter. SQUEEING ensued and it was awesome!
When I have a little more time and a little less piercing headache behind my left eye (seriously. OWW), I will come back and post part two of this awesome news which will include the actual story of how this partnership was born. Like my tale of a magical night in NY when I met my editors, this one is a little out of the usual. Which makes it perfect for me! 😀
So, until then, loves! Have a glass of your favorite beverage and raise it high in toast tonight. I know I’ll be doing the same with my pretty pink Starbucks Refresher while buried in my editing cave. 😉