My Amazing News!

Wow. I can’t believe I’m actually writing this post, guys. It’s one of those key moments that every bright-eyed newb writer dreams of. I’m sure, years ago, I would have planned a long, gushy post, adorned with many exclamation points and PHRASES IN ALL CAPS to relay this news.

Today, I find myself at a lack for words. So I’ll let Publisher’s Marketplace do the talking for me:

Β  I’m just so grateful. Grateful, happy, thrilled, and rather moved, actually. (Tears may have been shed in the writing of this little post.) In the coming days, I’ll write more about getting to this moment. Though, I do have to include one of my other favorite key moments in this post. The contract signing photo! My favorite!

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59 Comments

  1. Josin L. McQuein on September 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!!

    It hardly feels real, does it?



  2. J.R. Johansson on September 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Yay, Renee!!! I’m so, so excited that you finally get to share your great news with the world! πŸ™‚ This book is amazing. You are amazing. Can’t wait to see this story in print!



  3. Kathryn Purdie on September 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Congrats, Renee! And I got chills reading the little blurb about your book. I know it’s going to be an amazing read. So happy for you!



  4. Jess Keating on September 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    YAY!! Huge congrats! No, that’s not big enough. HUGE CONGRATS! So, so excited for you, and the book sounds amazeballs! Can’t wait to read it! πŸ˜€



  5. ilima on September 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats. That is awesome news!



  6. Dahlia Adler on September 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!



  7. Andrew on September 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Wow! Congrats! πŸ˜€



  8. Kristen L-M on September 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Congrats! A well-deserved moment of awesomeness.

    Your book sounds perfectly awesome. I’m going to buy seven basquillion copies and make you sign all of them.

    πŸ™‚



  9. Kathryn Rose on September 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Yay yay yay! Congrats!



  10. Rena on September 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    congratulations! What great news!



  11. Paul Anthony Shortt on September 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I spotted the news from Natalie Whipple’s Twitter feed. Congratulations!



  12. Kasie West on September 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Yay!!! I can’t wait for everyone to read this book!!! It’s sooooo amazing! Congrats!!



  13. Jessie Oliveros on September 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for this post. I knew it was coming. Your book sounds INCREDIBLE.



  14. Kiersten White on September 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    So so many happy congrats!! Can’t wait to read it! (Seriously, that description? AWESOME.)



  15. Kristan Hoffman on September 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Eee, congrats!!



  16. Kelsey on September 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    HUGE congrats. So excited for you, and your book sounds fabulous.



  17. Melissa Hurst on September 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! It sounds AMAZING!



  18. Karen Denise on September 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    AWESOME! Congratulations



  19. Sara B. Larson on September 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    You already know how excited I am, but I’ll tell you again: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY FOR RENEE AND RELIC!!!!!!! Love you, Ren!! <3



  20. Diana on September 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    YAAAAAAY!!! No one deserves this more than you Renee!!! You have been an imspiration. I am so proud of you and I CAN”T WAIT to see RELIC sitting on bookshevles across the world!!



  21. Diana on September 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I am so excited I can’t spell πŸ™‚ I meant to say you have been an “inspiration” but you have been an “imspiration” as well πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰



  22. Caryn Caldwell on September 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Huge congratulations to you! That is so exciting! I’ve heard amazing things about Entangled, and I’m sure they’ll do your book right. Oh, also – I love your premise. Sounds like a wonderful book.

    P.S. I had to laugh at the contract signing photo. I did that with my how-I-got-my-agent post, and I got teased about it (mostly by my husband, who took the picture), but it was such a fun, giddy moment that I HAD to document it on film. Or, well, pixels, since we haven’t had a film camera in years.



  23. Michelle Davidson Argyle on September 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    You know how much I ADORE your book! Congrats!!!!!!! So glad you can share this now. πŸ™‚



  24. Melanie Jacobson on September 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    WHOOHOOOOOOOO! Super congrats!!!



  25. Tara Dairman on September 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Woohoo, Renee!! The book sounds awesome–and I love that it’s set in some version of Colorado!

    Does this make you a 2014 debut?



  26. jjdebenedictis on September 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    WOOT WOOT WOOT! Congratulations, Renee!



  27. Kayeleen Hamblin on September 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Congrats. This sounds like an awesome book!



  28. Miriam Forster on September 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    ALL THE HAPPY DANCES FOR YOU!!!!

    *hugs*



  29. Shari on September 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! So well-deserved! πŸ™‚



  30. C. A. on September 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Now I’m going to have to try to remember for a year so I can go read it.



  31. Jay C. Spencer on September 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations Renee!



  32. Dale S. Rogers on September 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Congrats! So happy for you!



  33. Robyn on September 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    That is beyond amazing! Congratulations! The premise of your book sounds really intriguing; love the idea of trading magic on the black market.



  34. Jenilyn Collings on September 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Congratulations! That’s awesome!



  35. Sara Raasch on September 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I am SO incredibly thrilled for you! Words cannot even describe how much I love you and Relic and I feel so lucky to be able to call you my friend!

    Heres to more FABULOUSNESS coming and reveling in the FABULOUSNESS of this moment. You are an amazing, talented, and all-around great person, Ren.

    *tackle hug*



  36. Jade on September 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    The boom sounds amazing!!!

    HUGE CONGRATS!



  37. Jade on September 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Haha. The *book* sounds amazing as well!



  38. Myrna Foster on September 28, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Congratulations! It sounds like a great story!



  39. Leigh Smith on September 28, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Whoa. This book sounds so good! Congrats! And also, your hair is ridiculously shiny. No fair.



  40. Elizabeth Seckman on September 28, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations!!!



  41. Shannon Wixom on September 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Congrats Renee! News every writer dreams of. Plus having Molly Glick as an agent! W.O.W.
    (I saw this news via Michelle Davidson Argyle’s post on FB.)



  42. Kateri Ransom on September 28, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Cangratulations! I can’t wait until it’s up on goodreads and everything! You must be over the moon! The premise for this story sounds AH-MAZ-ING! Can’t wait!



  43. Nichole Giles on September 28, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Congratulations Renee! I’m so excited for you. Can’t wait to read it.



  44. Robin on September 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Congratulations! That has got to feel SO good!!!



  45. it's just lisa on September 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Awesome Renee! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read it. So happy for you.



  46. Peggy Eddleman on September 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    HUGE CONGRATS!!!



  47. Book Minstrel on September 28, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Congratulations!



  48. Carrie Butler on September 29, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Wow! Your name is so close to that of my MC (Rena Collins). How cool is that? Anyway, I saw your news today. Congratulations! πŸ˜€



  49. Kathi Oram Peterson on September 29, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy the moment.



  50. Renee Collins on September 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I want to thank each and every one of you for your amazing outpouring of support and congratulations. It’s truly overwhelming. In a good way. πŸ™‚ I’m not kidding when I say I spent all morning Thursday with weepy eyes.

    Thank you. Thank you so much. I’ve read and appreciated each one of these comments. Forgive me for not responding personally! But that’s not due to any lack of appreciation. I have cherished these comments. Truly! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so very much.



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  53. Monica B.W. on October 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    YAY!! Congrats!! πŸ˜€
    That’s AWESOME!!



  54. William Kendall on October 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations!



  55. Kell Andrews on October 4, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Congrats! Just found this post — great news and the book sounds amazing and original.



  56. Vivi B. on October 8, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Yay! You and me, girl! Entangled buddies! =)



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  58. Elana Johnson on October 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    WOO HOO, Renee! Congratulations!! I can’t wait to read it. And Entangled is such a great place to be. You must be beyond thrilled!!



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