Sunday, August 1, 2010

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

I've been bursting with this news since mid-week, and now I'm officially allowed to share:

The Debutante Ball has chosen ME to be one of five debut authors to contribute each week to their fabulous blog for the 2011 season.

Here's a link to the official announcement.

This will be the fifth season for this terrific blog, and I'm crazy-excited to be grouped with such amazing, talented debut authors for an entire freakin' year!

Guess what else today is? It's August 1, which marks exactly six months since I started Don't Pet Me, I'm Writing.

To celebrate both milestones, I'm devoting this entire week to blogging about...well, blogging. Check back each day this week for lessons learned, tips worth sharing, and pictures of Pythagoras in his underwear.

Um, OK. One of those might not be true. But you should still check back to see which one it is.

Thanks so much for reading, guys, and for making my first six months so wonderful!

Tawna

24 comments :

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

That's terrific news, Tawna! We're beyond thrilled for you. We'll look forward to your blog posts. Congrats on your blog success here, too!

Martina & Marissa

Deborah said...

Excellent news, Tawna. Congratulations! Another exciting blog to distract--er--delight me. That and the anticipation of seeing Pythagoras in his briefs. :)

Take care,
Deb

OfficeGirl said...

Congrats! You deserve it. You are hilarious and so much fun to read!

Betty Fokker said...

Greatness! Way to go! Booyah!

Clever Cherry / Betty aka Judy Long said...

That's so great. Will have to check out that blog now.

Love to see success!

So have you dyed Pythagoras dingy tighty whities purple, also? That would be worth seeing.

Kathryn said...

Nice! So exciting! Looking forward to your posts this week, Tawna!

Bookewyrme said...

Aw. Congrats! And happy blog birthday! :)

~Lia

Janet Reid said...

The picture of the wetsuit will work juuuuust fine!

Linda G. said...

Congrats again!

And it would be totally not nice to dangle Pythagoras in his underwear in front of us, and then not follow through. I'm just sayin'...

Your credibility as a blogger could depend on it!! *blink*

Patty Blount said...

Woo hoo! Great news! When does the tiara arrive?

I'll put a candle in the slab of chocolate cake waiting for me in honor of the blog's birthday

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats! That's wonderful news.

~Nicole

SM Schmidt said...

Congrats!! With all the hard work you put in it's a well deserved congratulations.

L'Aussie said...

Tawna, that is terrific! I'm sure you're going to love this year.

Jeannie said...

Congrats! Well deserved! And ummm, I agree with Linda about the Pythagoras tease. The wet suit picture was bad enough...

Kelly Breakey said...

CONGRATULATIONS

This is wonderful news and I promise to read your posts either here or on the other blog.

I personally can't wait for your first novel to come out. This is going to be long year waiting.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Congratulations! And well deserved. You always have the best posts. :)

Dr. Goose said...

Nice job Tawna.

kd easley said...

Congrats Tawna. I can't think of a more deserving Deb. Oh, and who wouldn't want more pictures of Pythagoras in his skivvies.

Elizabeth Flora Ross said...

Totally awesome! And very well deserved. I love to see people I love succeed! :) You go, girl!

Tawna Fenske said...

Awww, thanks everybody for the kind thoughts and the pats on the back! I've known about it since earlier this past week, but haven't been allowed to tell anyone except my agent, editor, and husband (they promptly joined hands and sang "We Are the Champions" in three-part harmony).

I'm looking forward to this week's blogiversary celebration. If there's anything in particular you want me to talk about, shoot me an email at tawnafenske at yahoo dot com.

Thanks so much for all your support and enthusiasm. I'm getting a little choked up reading the comments :)

Tawna

Jan Markley said...

Congrats! I look forward to the blog posts about blogging!

Laura Fenske said...

I'll chime in with my congrats to you too! What a fun blog to be part of...they were wise with their choice of you!

NINA NAKAYAMA said...

So awesome! I agree with everyone--can't think of anyone better! (= Love the teasers for this week's blogs...will definitely be tuning in. *Grin* Happy blogging!

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting! It seems weird to tell you I'm looking forward to possibly seeing your husband in his underpants, so I'm kind of hoping that's the one that's not true. Which seems weird in a different way.