Friday, May 28, 2010

Celebrating the Success of Others

There is lots of good karma in the air. I'm feeling it, people!

If you're part of the YA writing community you probably follow Elana Johnson. She is all kinds of awesome, right?

This week she has been celebrating her book being published.

WOO HOO!

Here's the announcement from Publisher's Marketplace:


Elana Johnson's CONTROL ISSUES, set in a brainwashed society where those gifted with mind control best join the powers that be, but one rebel girl tries to beat them at their own game, to Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse, by Michelle Andelman at Lynn Franklin Associates (NA).


So, she's holding contests galore and today I am celebrating with her!

By donating my TAGS-N-STONES JEWELRY as part of her Friday prize package!

So head over there Friday afternoon for the contest, and show her some LOVE!


Something else about Elena. She's been a generous writer/bloggy friend. She helped me with both of my query letters. She is the query QUEEN. She knows how to turn a regular old query into GOLD!

So, fingers and toes CROSSED. Thanks Elana! And CONGRATS to you!


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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO MY U.S. FRIENDS!

ENJOY YOUR THREE-DAY WEEKEND!


ANY PLANS?

40 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Elana rocks! She is the very best. In fact I have some linkage for you and your readers:

Today's guest blogger is THE Elana Johnson!

Sharlene T. said...

Oh, what a wonderful celebration for her! It is definitely a Memorial Day weekend...love her blog. Thanks for the introduction.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Summer 2011 can't come soon enough for me!

I love Elana's query and voice and blog and ebook on writing queries. Heck, I just plain love Elana.

I'm off to check out her newest contest. :D

Have a great weekend!

Janet Johnson said...

Fun jewelry! Elana is awesome. So exciting for her. :)

JustineDell said...

Cool jewelry! That was super nice of you to give a piece for her contest.

She's awesome!

~JD

Solvang Sherrie said...

Your jewelry is so cool. Hope I win!

Christine Fonseca said...

Elana does rock - as does your jewelry. And I am very excited about you querying!!!

Maddy said...

Congrats to Elena!! That's wonderful news!

Rachele Alpine said...

Send some of that good karma my way please! :)

Enjoy the weekend...it looks like it's going to be beautiful in Cleveland!

Tahereh said...

that's so awesome!! Elana is amazing and so are you for participating in the fun!

have a fabulous weekend lovely!

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Congrats to Elena, I just recently ran into her through the network but read over her blog and she's so much fun to read. Yay, you're jewelry is in the prize packages :) Have a wonderful holiday weekend. I will be attending a Memorial Day service for the Vets here in town.

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

Congrats to Elena! I don't know her, but I am heading over to check out her blog. So happy for her though. I love it when people accomplish something they want. It's just nice to know that it can still happen.

As far as Memorial day goes, we are just hanging out with family.

Lisa and Laura said...

Hoorah for Elana!!!! And fingers crossed for shiny new queries. YAY!

Writing Without Periods! said...

congrats Elana (love the name). I'm on my way over to tags and stones.
Mary

Lydia Kang said...

Awesome! I'm entering, and I'd be thrilled to own a piece of your artistry!

Have a great weekend ;)

Sandy Shin said...

Elana is such an awesome blogger and author. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hello*Pretty said...

I'm new to your blog. Super cute jewelery!! xo- karrie
www.hellopretty.net

MBW aka Olleymae said...

I love your jewlery and Elana. The contest is just too good to be true...I am clicking over there...now!

Andrea said...

Congrats for Elana! Have a great weekend! We are heading to a winery for a back porch concert. It's the band that played our wedding! Should be fun.

Faith E. Hough said...

Hi! I found you through Elana's blog--your jewelry is lovely!

Patti said...

Awesome news about Elana and I love your jewelery

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Congrats to Elana. I agree that she is awesome.

Love your jewlery too. I already hopped across to check out the contest.

Have a great weekend.

Elana Johnson said...

Aw, thanks Christina. You are awesome! <3 ya!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Your jewelry is interesting. Glad to meet you!

Lourie said...

So many new and fabulous blogs to see! I am on my way over there.

This weekend we will be looking for something new and different--hopefully and bbq ribs for dinner. Yum.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Soo excited for Elan! Glad to be a new follower. The jewelry is gorgeous. What a great giveaway.

Mary Campbell said...

Elana is awesome and so are your - so nice of you to contribute to her celebration -- your jewelry is very cool.

salarsenッ said...

Just found you off of Guide to Literary Agents. Nice blog. I agree. Elana is the bomb.I'm so happy for her.

Hardygirl said...

Yay Elana!!! This is such fabulous news. And, I'm heading to her blog right now!!

sf

Stephanie Thornton said...

Elana is certainly the query queen! Very cool for you to join up for her contest!

Wendy Swore said...

Thanks for joining in the fun with Elana. She's awesome.

This weekend, I thought I'd do something really special like work on the farm, clean the house, and edit. Okay so it's not that special, but I'll have more days to do my regular chores in anyway. :)

Angela M. said...

Yep, I definitely follow Elana, and I don't even write YA! First blog I ever followed, and I'm pretty sure I've found most of the blogs I'm following through her. She's fab!!!

It's awesome you make your own jewelry. I have troubles when I try to be that creative. Give me something electronic, an iPod, Xbox, Playstation, cell phone, whatev, and I can fix it, but making things from scratch makes my mind go blank!

Andrea said...

Your jewelry looks really neat. And Elana's news is amazing!!!

Portia said...

Oh wow, the jewelry is gorgeous. Great piece to add to Elana's cool prize packages :-)

Heather Kelly said...

Jewelry looks beautiful! Congrats abound for Elana! She is so wonderful, and so well-loved!

Corinne O'Flynn said...

totally cool! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm so happy for Elana, and your jewelry is awesome.

Jackee said...

Dang! I'm so sad I missed out on the Friday giveaway, then. But as a consolation, I'm happy that I've now found your blog! It's great. Thanks!

And happy weekend to you too. :o)

Kristin said...

Happy Memorial day and woop woop for good karma. Good things DO happen for good people!!

Pamela said...

Wow, that must have been one of the most rewarding moments in her life. How great that you have a friend like that who can juice up your letter and get you pushed into the front of the line!