Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm Walking on Sunshine!



Early this morning, I received in email that has me absolutely walking on sunshine!

Let me back up just a tad. Last March at the LDS Storymakers Writers Conference, I had the opportunity to have a pitch session with Lisa Mangum, Senior Editor at Deseret Book. I talked with her about my Teaching Special Spirits project. She was very interested and asked me lots of fantastic questions. At the end of my fifteen minutes, she expressed interest in pitching the book to her review committee. I crossed my fingers and said lots and lots of prayers.

So here we are, about two months later. Lisa has just emailed me to say that she's pitched the book and that Deseret Book is very interested in more information. I was asked to make a few changes, which I'm totally fine with. Now I'm gathering together my new outline and several chapters for them to review.

Oh-Wowy-Wowy-Wow! To say I'm thrilled and totally excited is an understatement. Today is definitely a Walking on Sunshine Day!

13 comments:

Amy said...

Danyelle,

That's awesome news. I'm so excited for you.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Amy

You are so awesome. How is it I post something and you immediately respond? You rock! Thanks for your support!

Erin said...

Yeah!!!!! That is so exciting for you. Congrats!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thanks, Erin! Which reminds me . . . I need to talk to you about the Simply Fun Games Club. Hee hee hee.

Don said...

Hey - this is great news. Congratulations!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Don - Thank you so much! I'm still working to calm down a bit. :)

The Thomas Five said...

Wow, that is so exciting! I remember how excited you were just thinking they might be interested in your work... you must be out of your mind excited. I can't wait to hear more- Good Job

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you, Robin. I've just been pulling together and polishing the chapters we want to send in. I'll keep you updated. :)

Mandi said...

I'm so excited for you! That's the best news! I bet it's a great feeling...

Marcia Mickelson said...

Wow. That is some serious great news. Good for you. Hope you hear more good news about it in the future. Does this project have to do with autistic kids?

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Mandi & Marcia -

Thank you! Marcia, in a way the book is for autistic kids. It's actually for families and lds leaders teaching all kids and adults with mental disabilities. It's very in-depth and addresses tons of questions and issues from lots of different POV's. I'm very excited because it's going to be such an amazing resource.

I'll keep y'all updated!

Heather B. Moore said...

Congrats! I remember when you told me about your project at the conference. I think it will be in DB's favor to take it on!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thanks, Heather. I really appreciate your feedback. :)

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