29 thoughts on “You Need to Congratulate Someone

  1. Man, before I read that last sentence, my comment was going to be “We’re no strangers to lo-o-ove…”

    A thousand congratulations to MRK! Couldn’t happen to a more deserving woman.

  2. You’re quite a man, John Scalzi. (If I ever get a novel published, I want you to announce to a restaurant too.)

    Brava to Mary!

  3. Yippeeeee!!! Mary was discussing this novel on the morning strolls at Denvention, and I’ve been waiting to hear that it’s sold ever since!

  4. The problem with posts like this is that the book won’t come out for months if not years…

    Congrats to Mary, and keep us up to date on release date news and the like.

  5. It’s so awesome that Mary got the call from Jenn with the news that the deal was settled while the two of you were at lunch together. I’m glad you made sure that everyone in the restaurant got to hear the good news!

  6. I’m jealous you were there with her when she got the call. But I got to be with her the entire week before…so I guess we’re even. Sort of.

  7. Great way to treat the moment, John.

    And, in the surreal department, Krissy and Athena are here looking for Athena’s shoes as I read your blog.

  8. Jane Austen with magic? Can’t wait–it’s already on my To Be Read Soonest list! You are going to do a Big Idea about this, when it’s closer to publication, aren’t you? Because I want to hear all about it!

  9. Good news all around. She gets a contract, we get another source of good reads.
    A classic everybody wins scenario.

    I like how you treat your friends. Sure it might have been a touch embarrassing, but that was major cool to have an entire restaurant applaud Mary’s good news.

  10. Nicely handled.

    I so wanted to put another E in that second word. Sigh, had to google both words in a two word post to check spelling.

  11. this is awesome — description of the book looks great.

    my book budget has… i don’t even want to think about it… since reading the recommendations and suggestions here…

    …but they’re good ones. thanks for telling us about this!

  12. Apparently the Whatever needs to join Slashdot and Fark on the list of “Places where, if your website is mentioned, it will overload your bandwidth quota by default”.

  13. The short description is that I sold two novels to Liz Gorinsky at Tor. “Jane Austen with magic.”

    The long form is that you can read about how I was having lunch with Scalzi when the call came and his subsequent actions.

    What’s really scary and also wonderful is that I’m running Super-Cache on my website right now and there’s so much traffic that it’s still caving occasionally.

  14. I’m not that into Jane Austin–without magic. However, if Scalzi approves of your new book, I’ll take a look. Congrats on adding novels to your bibliography.

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