Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cool News

My short story, Seeing Red, is going to be included in Pugalicious Press's YA steam punk anthology Real Girls Don't Rust. I am super excited about this one. :) I love YA, I love steam punk, I get to use my real name with it.  Plus, it gives me an excuse to make some steam punk jewelry for a giveaway. :)

But the really cool thing is that when I posted this news on FB by sister-in-law told me how awesome her daughter thinks it is to have a real writer in the family.

And she meant me.

I still can't call myself 'a writer.' I mean, I can here, where people understand and don't think I'm crazy. But in the real world I would never introduce myself that way. It's pretty cool that my nine-year-old niece thinks of me as a writer, and is proud of that.

I told her I had better get to work and not disappoint!

Thanks, Hannah, for the awesome pick-me-up!

26 comments:

  1. Yay! That's so cool, Rachel. Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations! When doe the book come out?

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  3. Aww, it's sweet that your niece is proud of you.

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  4. Congratulations, Rachel! And you ARE a real writer. Definitely. :D

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  5. Congrats, and I think you're a Real Writer. You write, don't you?

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  6. Fabulous news congrats! Your niece sounds lovely and she is right you are a real writer :)

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  7. Oh my gosh that's amazing Rachel. Congrats! And God bless our little nieces who can make us feel so proud of ourselves!!

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  8. Congratulations!! Now, I have got to get "with it" and figure out what steam punk is.

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    1. Lol, I just learned about it in the last year, too. :)

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  9. Thanks everyone! I'll post more when I know more. I don't have a release date yet.

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  10. Congratulations! I love that title of the anthology--Real Girls Don't Rust. I haven't read any steampunk. I really need to check it out.

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  11. Congrats! I know what you mean, When I tell people what I do, I always just say I'm a nurse even though I write more than double the amount of time that I work as a nurse.

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  12. Wow, congrats! I can't imagine how amazing it must feel to have your story included in an anthology. Go you! :D

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  13. Can't wait to get the book!
    Oh Rachel! I feel the same way. My husband tells everyone, even strangers...but I will just mumble and try to escape. Why do we do that?!

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  14. yay!!!
    i wanted to enter a piece, even wrote an outline but got bogged w/other stuff
    congrats, my writer friend!

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  15. Congrats Rachel,

    How awesome to see your real name in print... I felt the same the first time my name wasn't in the "Police Blotter" pages :)

    PS... Way to go, Hannah, you're obviously a very smart girl with great taste :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

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  16. Congrats Rachel!

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  17. That is awesome! Congrats on your story (can't wait to read it!) and I love the bit about your niece--so sweet!

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  18. Congratulations! That's excellent news!

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  19. Great news, congrats! I've learned to just take the odd looks when I tell people I'm a writer.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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