Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blurb alert: Jacquelyn Mitchard likes Children of the Waters!

The wait while the blurbs come in and galleys for review go out is nerve-grinding. Luckily, there are some lovely writers like Jacquelyn Mitchard willing to take a little time to give a newbie a shot.

"I was exhausted and singing the blues the hour I began Carleen Brice's new novel, 'Children of the Waters.' Five hours later, I'd finished this fresh, free-rein novel about mothers' secrets and children's sorrows and was shouting 'Hurray!'" - Jacquelyn Mitchard author, 'The Deep End of the Ocean'

F*&%ing cool, huh?! She also told my agent of my writing "she shines"! Stay tuned...there's more to come!

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! Now that...doesn't suck :)

Lafreya said...

Oh I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!!!

Michelle O'Neil said...

I loved Orange Mint and Honey and look forward to reading Children of the Waters. Congrats on the Black Caucus of the American Library Association First Novelist Award!

Rebecca Hickman said...

Congrats! What a wonderful honor!

Here's another wonderful honor--I gave you a pink lemonade stand award for being one of my favorite female bloggers!

Woo Hoo!

LarramieG said...

Well, Carleen, it's true...you DO shine and very brightly, I will add!

Ello said...

That's so awesome!!!!
But we all knew that you shine!

Black and (a)Broad said...

Congratulations...well deserved. As an aspiring author writing her first book, I can't wait to read that kind of positive review. Enjoy it!

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Love it!

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks y'all!

Rebecca, Thanks for the award!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Carleen.--Reon :-)

Frederick Smith said...

Congratulations! Such good news!

Dera Williams said...

Waaaay cool! You deserve it.