Saturday, August 28, 2010

Where the Heck Have We Been?

Right. I'ts been over a month since the last post!

That's OK, we Cakers know no one is keeping score (you aren't, are you?) and in our defense, we have been BIZ-EE this summer!

But now that kids are back in school, vacations have been taken, and cooler weather is on its way (yeah, not likely in Houston, but a girl can dream), we are SO excited to start the celebrating. Although a book sale is HUGE and signing with an agent is MONUMENTAL, is there anything sweeter than the moment you can actually hold the book in your hands? I think not!

So without further ado, this month we are proud to introduce:

WWFC member Laura Edge's TWO new books (adding to an already impressive non-fiction portfolio):


WE STAND AS ONE (The International Ladie's Garment Workers Strike) from Lerner Publishing Group AND

HILARY DUFF, Part of Enslow's Celebrites with Heart series.

We Cakers were lucky enough to read both of these books in critique, start to finish, and can affirm that they are awesome! Congratulations, LAURA!

Another Caker, Miriam King's first picture book officially releases on September 1!

Welcome to the world LIBRARIAN ON THE ROOF...

This is such a wonderful book, and to confirm that fact, it was chosen to represent the state of Texas at the 2010 National Book Festival in Washington D.C. What an honor! Miriam will be in attendance, along with some of the greatest authors of our time (besides her, of course).

In other news, three of us are finishing up first drafts of novels to bring to the Darcy Pattison Novel Writing Retreat sponsored by the Brazos Valley SCBWI in November. Ever gone to one? This is my second and I can't wait!

Others of us are preparing for a Fall full of school visits, book signings, writing, editing, hopefully, more frequent blogging and of course, CAKE.

Happy writing everyone,

Christina

5 comments:

  1. Congrats to you all!!! Can't wait to see those of you coming to the retreat...hugs! Janet

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  2. Very exciting news! Congrats to all of you on your accomplishments.

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  3. You gals are rockin'! Congratulations!
    I'll be at the DP workshop, too. I've never been to one, but have heard great things about it.

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  4. And how relieved are we that the full manuscripts for that revision retreat are now due October 1st instead of September 1st? I can stop scribbling and breathe for a minute! Still planning on getting my 1st draft finished soon, but it'll be looking a lot prettier by the due date now that I can take the month of September to revise.

    My other August activities included getting my house in shape to sell and getting the daughter off to college!

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  5. Thanks for the mention Chris! And I just ordered Laura's We Stand As One -- I can't wait to reread it with all the photos included. I'll never forget that last haunting chapter. Truly, nonfiction writing at its finest!

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