Virtual Hugs

This has been a very emotional weekend for me. I was completely awed and humbled by the comments, tweets and emails. This blog post by Susan Quinn brought me to tears, in a good way. Laurel Garver was inspired to include me in her Feature Friday. My critique partner Lori Walker, who has had a front row seat to all my ups and downs, wrote this sweet, funny post. My new agent-mate, Caroline Starr Rose, announced it on her blog. And the delightful Susan Mills posted about it as well.You guys are too kind. Thank you.

I’ve tried to respond to everybody personally, but a few people that I don’t have emails for slipped through the cracks. Please know that I appreciate everyone who has read this blog over the years, and thanks to all of you for your good wishes.

Quite a few people asked what the book is about and I realized I’ve never posted about it at all! So, here’s the pitch for WISH YOU WEREN’T:

Twelve-year-old Marten doesn’t believe in the power of wishes. None of his have ever come true. His parents only notice him when something goes wrong, his little brother is a pain and his family is talking about moving to Texas. Not cool. So when he makes an impulsive wish during a meteor shower, he doesn’t expect it to make any difference. 

Until his annoying brother disappears.

Marten is whisked away to review his life with Tör, a star spirit. But when their journey gets interrupted, Marten realizes that there’s more than one life at stake. With his brother’s future in limbo and Tör’s present uncertain, Marten finds himself stuck in his past. And this time, even wishes might not be enough to save the ones he loves. 

The first chapter is up on my website:

But enough about me.

On a completely different note, Robin over at the Shrinking Violets blog has been doing a series on Online Persona and I contributed to the conversation today. Head on over there and see if you agree with my Four C’s for Finding Friends and Followers.

Okay, I guess that’s still about me, but hey, it’s my blog! I promise I won’t be self-promoting at all in my post on Wednesday. Until then, have a happy Monday!

25 thoughts on “Virtual Hugs

  1. I was thinking about you all weekend. Because you weren't some nobody blogger that suddenly overnight I heard about. I am so happy for you! Thanks for sharing your story – sounds awesome!

  2. hi miss sherrie! wow you could know im soooooo happy for you!! im thinking thats a book for my age for sure and it real exciting just how i like books. so you could know im gonna be one of the very first ones reading it! 🙂
    …hugs from lenny
    ps i like that you talk about your self! 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for sharing a little more about your work. Sounds like an intriguing story.

    And I loved your querying story too much to not share it with everyone–it's so encouraging!

    Wishing you all the best as you head out into submission land!

  4. Hi Sherrie! I've been out of the blogosphere a bit and am now easing my way back in . . . and just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! on this FANTASTIC NEWS! Your story sounds wonderful so I just know you'll snag an awesome publisher soon! 🙂

  5. Soak up the love like it's sunshine and you're solar powered and then get back to work on that WIP, which is EVEN cooler than the fabu, Wish You Weren't. Group Imposed Deadlines, Friend. 😉

  6. As a very, very lucky person who got to read this story, I had no doubt Sherrie would get an agent. I'm equally sure it will get published. It is that good. Can't wait to see it on bookstore shelves. Congrats again, Sherrie!

  7. A) As you know, I love the pitch.

    B) Your 4 Cs are great (no, really!) but I know the secrets to success: (1) sign with an agent, (2) get a book deal, (3) have Robert Pattinson star in your movie. 😉

  8. Love the synopsis of your story, Sherrie! I bet you are still smiling!!! Enjoy all the accolades and attention that you deserve, and I hope you get lots more when your book sells!!!!

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