Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Introducing: S.L. Hennessy!!!!

SOOOOOOO excited to announce that my writing bestie, LAUREN HENNESSY (or S.L. Hennessy, as she likes to pen name it up) from Pensuasion, just signed with her new agent JOSH GETZLER of Hannigan, Salky, Getzler Literary Agency!!!!!!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! GO LAUREN!!!!!!!! [happy dance]

I've been bursting with excitement to announce it on my blog the past few days, but didn't want to say anything until it was official. FINALLY, sweet release! The contract is signed:


That's Lauren. Isn't she cute? Haha ( :

Lauren met Josh at the Houston Writer's Guild writing conference in May, earlier this year. After submitting her ms and a nail-biting wait of several months, she finally heard back this week! Her YA novel, The Evil Overlord Society's Guide to Becoming an Evil Overlord has just entered the dreaded revision stage [cue dramatic music]. However, since she's brilliant and awesome, there shouldn't be too much to fix. I've read the whole thing already (perks of being friends with writers: getting sneak peeks) and must say it is fantastic! You all will love it, I'm sure!

CONGRATULATIONS, LAUREN!! I am SO excited for you, girlie!!!!




Now I must control my anxiety, and try to wait patiently as I wait for Josh to read MY ms!! Lauren and I met Josh at the same writing conference, and submitted our ms's to him around the same time. We've been through this roller coaster ride together, but I must say: she's the lucky one! Being second in line does NOTHING for your nerves!! Haha! ( :

14 comments:

Jeff King said...

CONGRATULATIONS, LAUREN... that is awesome.

Best of luck!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Thank you soooooo much Julie! I cannot tell you what your support has meant to me. I swear, if it weren't for you these past few months, I would have gone nuts!!! And how lucky am I to have a friend who not only reads my ms and gives me invaluable advice and critique, but also writes a whole blog to congratulate me.

I can't wait to write one for you, because you know what...

You're next! I can feel it. Some lucky agent is about to snap you up. And I can say this with total confidence because, as your writing bestie, I've read what an AMAZING writer you are! Essie, Ethan and the rest of the Keepers gang are about to be unleashed on the literary world and will no doubt set it on FIRE! And then we'll be able to say we knew each other when... :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations, Lauren!!! So exciting! And you, Julie, are such a great friend! Writing pals are the best. : )

Julie said...

Lauren: Awh!!!! You're such a sweetie! I swear I'm freakin out here waiting for Josh. It's nail biting!! We're half way there to both having the same agent..... Eeek!!!! I won't lie, I will probably cry if he hates it... you might have to come to my apartment and dig me out of a mound of chocolate wrappers!! Haha ( :

It's SO good to have a friend like you! You're awesome, girly, and I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Cynthia: AGREED! Writing friends ARE the best! No question about it!

Julie said...

P.s. anonymous is me! My phone tried to go incognito on me... stupid touch phone!

Barbara Kloss said...

EXCITING! Thanks for sharing the good news...and my fingers (and toes) are crossed for you!

Rob said...

Congrats Lauren! Good luck with revisions.

And Julie.

Dearest Darlingest Julisickle,

You will have your day luv. You're fantastic. You know it. I know it. Lauren knows it, and oh wait the world will soon know it.

Julie said...

Barb: thanks for the apendege crossing! Haha ( : It's much appreciated by me!!

Rob: you make my heart sing! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your unfailing support and continued patience as I chase this crazy dream. I certainly love you, dearest, more than words can say!

Pk Hrezo said...

Wow! Rock on, Lauren!!! The writing community rejoices!

Julie said...

Pk: I know, right?! Especially considering electronic books are taking over the universe! Its good to know there are still people getting signed the traditional way!

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to Lauren. You're an awesome friend for sharing the news.

Have a great weekend.

Christa said...

Congratulations Lauren! That's awesome. Crossing my fingers for you Julie.

Julie said...

Christa: thanks, woman! I appreciate all the good luck I can get ( :

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