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  • October 22nd, 2006 | 9:20 PM
Celebrate with me

Do you recognize the new user pic? 

That would be the Alamo. As in Texas history.  As in the location of the story for the book I just sold to Lerner/Millbrook. 

It's called Enrique Esparza, Boy at the Alamo and is part of the "On My Own History" series (as is my book Robert Smalls Sails to Freedom.)

Woohoo for me!
jubilant
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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artistq
October 23rd, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
WOO HOOOOOOOO
YAY SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Laura!
brandie_writer
October 23rd, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!! You were working on that book when we first met!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yes I was, and amazingly, I still have most of my hair. :-)
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jadedmetaphor
October 23rd, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
YAHOO! God Bless TEXAS!

Congrats :-D
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
azang
October 23rd, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
Wonderful!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Fun stuff, eh? :-)
queenoftheskies
October 23rd, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Gracias!
writerross
October 23rd, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
Remember the Alamo!
Yo te amo, mi amiga Susan Taylor Brown! {}
(just piggybacking on newport2newport's lovely use of espanol)

SUSAN. SUSAN. SUSAN. I am so happy for you. Yo tengo mucho alegre por tu. {} (How's that for remembering mi espanol, Senora High School Teacher?!)

And while I know next to nothing about the Alamo-- all the more reason for you to publish your book For Me-- I think one factoid sticks in my mind: Something Big -- like the attack-- happened on my birthday, March 6th. Does that sound right? Calendars always jot "Remember the Alamo!" on March 6th on my calendars, so unless they are talking about the rental car company , I think the Alamo and I have something in common. As in YOU. {}

Hurrahs and feliz escribiendo (happy writing)!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Remember the Alamo!
LOL, Pamela my dear, thank you for always making me smile. And for sharing in my celebration.
d_michiko_f
October 23rd, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations (again)!!! One can never be congratulated too often, right? :) YIPPEEE for you!

(My avatar pic was taken soon after viewing the Alamo with Jennifer Groff during the winter ALA in January!)
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Debbi! And you're right, the more celebrations the better!
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susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Let's hope Texas will support yet another book on the Alamo.
wry_tang
October 23rd, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
Congrats Susan- fantastic news. I think I recognise the Alamo from movies
yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
and again YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
alison23
October 23rd, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
Congrats!!

And I'm a Texan, so of course I recognize the Alamo...or rather, of course I remember the Alamo!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And go Texas!
desayunoencama
October 23rd, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
Mazel tov!
:-)

Must be especially lovely to get such good news amidst all the packing craziness.
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lawrence, and yes, nice to have good news in the midst of the crazibess. I am trying not to calculate the ratio of my advance that will be spent on moving boxes and other moving expenses. :-)
jjsass
October 23rd, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
That is a huge Whoo Hooo!!!!!
Bravo!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I like these kinds of WooHoos a lot!
lucky_life
October 23rd, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!! Wonderful! Wonderful!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for celebrating with me.
ohhjuliet
October 23rd, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
Congrats! that's so wonderful!!
susanwrites
October 23rd, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing in my joy.
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WHO AM I?



Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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