"WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC. CAPABLE OF BOTH INFLICTING INJURY, AND REMEDYING IT." ~ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Monday, March 14, 2011

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled Programming...

To announce that

Carolina Valdez Miller has signed with an agent!!


*tosses confetti*


*jumps up and down*


*gets dizzy*


*keeps jumping anyway*


Carol signed with Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst & Associates. (Vickie, fyi, has a fabulous blog found at: http://navigatingtheslushpile.blogspot.com//)

If you browse the Andrea Hurst website, you'll see that they represent brilliant, emerging authors who have something important to say.

And that description fits Carol to a flipping T!

No wonder Vickie wants to represent her :)

Make sure hop over to Carol's blog and congratulate her on this WELL DESERVED step in her career!

I'm giving away some treats in celebration! (So are a TON of other people--it's a Blog Party--read through the rest of my post to find out who and what!)


In honor of Carol's ability to write such wonderful paranormal stories, I'm giving away:
  • A SIGNED copy of The Dark Divine, by Bree Despain
  • A SIGNED copy of Raised by Wolves, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
AND because Carol writes such gripping plots, I'm giving away something that might help you follow in her footsteps:
  • A copy of Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure


Because this is such a HUGE deal--I'm going to make this a HUGE win: this giveaway is winner take all!!
Want to win? 


You must be a follower of both my and Carol's blogs. You get an extra point if you follow everyone else who's giving something away in honor of Carol's big news. So let me know if you have one or two points in a comment on this post--and that's it! You're entered :) 

The giveaway starts today at 10am and ends on April 1st (winners announced April 4).

But, dude, my giveaway is NOTHING compared to some of the other things up for grabs!

First of all, Carol's giving away:
  • A first page critique from her literary agent, Vickie Motter 
  • A KINDLE!
  • A signed copy of Escaping into the Open: the Art of Writing True by Elizabeth Berg
  • A Signed Hardback of Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
  • A signed Hardback of Passing Strange by Daniel Waters
As if that's not enough, all these people are giving things away in celebration too!

Heather's Odyssey

So go congratulate Carol! Check out everyone else's giveaways! Good luck :)

And: CONGRATULATIONS CAROL!

62 comments:

  1. Yay!!! *Does a dizzy dance with you and jumps up and down.*

    You said it perfectly. Congrats to Carol, her brilliance, and her fab (and obviously good-tasted) agent. :)

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  2. Hooraaaaay! I'm so happy for her!

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  3. This is serious fun, congrats again to Carolina and just wow on all of you helping her celebrate! Happy Monday it is!

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  4. Sounds like an epic party and definitely exciting news! I'm so happy for Carol!

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  5. Sara, thank you so much! You've been so generous and so so kind. I wish I could thank you in person--preferable at your place because you have James. Hehe.

    *HUGE MEGA FABULOUS STICKY-SO-YOU-CAN'T-EVER-GET-AWAY HUGS*

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  6. I follow both your and Carol's blogs :)

    That is so exciting for her! It makes me smile when things this wonderful happen.

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  7. Two pointer here. :)

    I followed all of the blogs participating. Big congrats to Carol!!

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  8. Two points here.

    I followed all of the other blogs.

    admiller912 AT gmail DOT com

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  9. YAY for Carol!! I'm heading over there now to spread the congrats!! :)

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  10. Yay! Congrats to Carol! She is so nice, so giving, so kind, and so sweet. I can't think of a nicer person, or of anyone who deserves it more.

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  11. Yay for Carol! I'm so excited for her!

    1 point

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  12. Three cheers for Carol. (And nice to "meet" you through this contest!)

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  13. Hip hip hooray for Carol!!

    I love you and Carol. Know it.

    Huggles,
    Lola

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  14. I am so happy for Carol!!! She deserves the best!

    I'm following both blogs.

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  15. This news has SERIOUSLY made my day. Love that girl!

    And what a great bunch of giveaways in her honor!!! I've been clickety-clicking away.

    Two points here!

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  16. Awesome giveaway and so happy for Carol! I follow both your blogs :D

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  17. Whee! This is fun. When do we break out the champagne?

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  18. YAY! I love the writing community :) 2 points!

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  19. Yay! Congratulations to Carol!!! :)

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

    Put me down for 2 points. Thanks again!

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  20. How exciting! Yeah! I follow both of you. (Of course! who wouldn't??)

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  21. This is so awesome! (And I'm sooo jealous)

    Two points here.

    aliciacald(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

    2 points!

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  23. Sweet! You are all such great friends.

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  24. So many congratulations to Carolina! It's well-earned.

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  25. I'm SO happy for Carol! It's so incredible :)
    Just one point. I follow a handful of the blogs on the list, but I can't follow them all. :(
    But, whatever. :)

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  26. Hi, I'm definitely following you.
    Wow, you amaze me...the fact that you say "I love my job " in the margin of your blog...I aspire for that.

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  27. SO excited for Carol!!!! :) You guys are terrific for helping her celebrate in this way!!

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  28. Two points for me. Yay Carolina!

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  29. I'm happy for her! I follow all the other blogs, so two points for me.
    Thank you!!

    sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

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  30. CAROL'S friends are awesome! CONGRATS Carol!

    2 pts!

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  31. How awesome.

    I follow you and Carol.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  32. Congrats Carol! That is such great news :D

    I follow both you and Carol

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  33. That's great news! Congrats to Carol.

    (Two points here)

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  34. Congratulations to Carolina and thanks for the giveaway! 4 points sixbird(at)msn(dot)com

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  35. I'm so happeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee for Carolina! All the extra e's are me spreading happy germs for her!

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  36. I am planning on having two points here --I'm going down the list on Christine's blog --and I getting to "meet" so many interesting people!

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  37. Two points. Always love to find another writer to learn from. This is exciting and great to see all the support!

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  38. Ooooh! I saw her post. That's great news. :) I'm a follower of both blogs.

    books[a]muggle-born.net

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  39. I'm a GFC follower of both blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  40. Congrats Carol! I'm a follower of both blogs!!
    +2

    clderwee at gmail dot com

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  41. Congrats again to Carolina
    (old follower)

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  42. So excited for Carol!

    And I'm slowly making my way through the list. So fun to meet new people who are such supportive friends. :)

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  43. Congrats Carol, Heading to her blog next! I follow you and Carol. You both rock. So excited for her. This is such great news. Now I'm dizzy for her too.

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  44. YAY! Such great news on the blogophere. :)

    I am following both of you!

    yma367@hotmail.com

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  45. Mucho congrats to Carol! Great giveaways and I've found so many new blogs to follow! 2 points for me1

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  46. Congrats to Carol! I have 2 points. :)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  47. I'm doing such a happy dance for Carol! This is such awesome news!

    (I have 2 points)

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  48. Congratulations to carol!!!! and this a great blog, I have 2 points. and i follow all the blogs in the giveaway blog party

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  49. So exciting! Following everyone :) 2 points

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  50. So happy for Carol!! I follow everyone involved in this celebration. Thanks for contributing to it!

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  51. Congrats Carol, Can't wait to read your book! I'm following you all. 2 points Thanks for the awesome contest!

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  52. Sara,

    Kudos to all of your for doing this for a friend. Making the rounds to follow you guys, that's two points for moi! :D

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  53. Congrats Carol!! This is a fun way to celebrate. :) Thanks for the awesome books. I'm following everyone. 2 points!

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  54. Woohoo for Carolina!!! And you're so awesome to support her. :)

    Follower of all others.

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  55. Great Carolina!! Congratulations! Thanks for this awesome giveaway of books! I follow your blog and Carol's Blog. More power for both of you.
    clarissa.bulatao at yahoo.com

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  56. great giveaway!!! congrats to Carol!
    I have two points. I Followed your and Carol's blog. I followed all other blogs

    alice13188(at)yahoo(dot)yahoo

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  57. Congrats Carol!
    I'm a new GFC follower of yours and Carols blog. I'm currently working my way down the list of other great giveaways!

    JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com

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  58. Congrats! Great giveaway! I follow your blog and hers.

    rosashah (at) gmail (dot) com

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Yay! I love when you have things to add :)